Adhesives and Sealants

VISIOMER® – METHACRYLATE MONOMERS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS

Application Areas

VISIOMER®

VISIOMER® methacrylate monomers can be found as a raw material in various adhesive and sealant formulations. Most popular are reactive adhesives based on methacrylates, though pressure-sensitive adhesives and sealants, e.g. for construction applications, also contain our VISIOMER® products.

VISIOMER® offers adhesive and sealant formulators a versatile toolbox for tuning their adhesive formulations to optimize adhesion and cohesion properties. Adhesion and cohesion properties typically obtained with the different methacrylate monomers can be drawn from the table below.

It's really up to you! Stretch the possibilities for improving your acrylic adhesive formulation with our functional methacrylate monomers.

Typical application fields:

Anaerobic AdhesivesStructural AdhesivesPressure Sensitive Adhesives
VISIOMER® methacrylate monomers and their typical properties in adhesive resins

Monomer group

VISIOMER® products 

Typical properties

Basic methacrylates

GMAA (methacrylic acid)

MMA, n-BMA, i-BMA

Adhesion to metal, reactivity

 

Hardness of polymer decreases with longer side-chain, adhesion to plastics

Hydroxyester

HEMA, HPMA

Adhesion to metal, reactivity, hydrophilicity

Crosslinkers

EGDMA, TRGDMA, PEG200DMA, 1,3-BDDMA, 1,4-BDDMA, TMPTMA, HEMATMDI 

Hardness, increase in Tg, solvent resistance, adhesion, reduced elongation at break 

Alkyl / aryl methacrylates

EHMA, IDMA, IBOA,

IBOMA 

Hardness of polymer decreases with longer side-chain, adhesion to plastics

Ether methacrylates 

THFMA, MPEG MA

Increased hydrophilicity

Methacrylamides

MAAmide

Adhesion