Results of this work indicate that these UV and EB curable urethanes have superior toughness at maximum strength compared to the controls. According to the company, these materials exhibit low shrinkage while at the same time demonstrating high conversion rates. The enhanced properties of the UV curable elastomers, specifically the high percent elongation and hardness, suggest that these novel materials could be used as functional key components to increase the toughness and durability of coatings in a wide range of industrial applications.
The combination of high conversion, low volumetric shrinkage and low shrinkage stress brings interesting attributes to a large variety of applications, such as adhesives, photopolymer printing plates, floor coatings, dental restoratives and nail gel formulations.
“This new series of functional acrylates and methacrylates is targeted for high performance applications,” said Dr. Mike Idacavage, director, business development at Esstech, Inc. “It’s the first time we’re at the show as a company. We are getting introduced to the RadTech community. “We’ve been using these elastomers with great success in the dental industry and we are hoping to introduce these products to a wider range of applications at the show.”
For more information, stop by the Esstech booth at 426.