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.
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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