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VISIOMER® Terra - Methacrylate monomers based on bio-renewable raw materials

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VISIOMER®

Methacrylate monomers based on bio-renewable raw materials


The VISIOMER® Terra product family
Our high-solid monomer VISIOMER® Terra IBOMA offers a partially bio-based raw material source and brings environmental benefits to the end use applications as well. Its main raw material, camphene, is made from 100% renewable feedstock. Camphene is mainly produced from pine tree resin, which can be harvested without harming the pine trees. VISIOMER® Terra IBOMA enables the formulation of environmentally friendly paint resins with a lower volatile organic compound (VOC) content, and reduces resin viscosity.
VISIOMER® C13-MA and VISIOMER® Terra C17.4-MA improve water repellency and resistance against polar solvents, and are typically used to increase the hydrophobicity of resins. Both products are based on raw materials recovered from natural oils.
The VISIOMER® Terra product family
VISIOMER® Terra product
Chemical name
Formula
Molecular
weight
g/mol
Boiling
point
°C/hPa
Glass
transition
temperature
Tg °C
Standard
stabilization
ppm MEHQ*
Bio-content**
IBOMA
Isobornyl
methacrylate
CAS7534-94-3
CAS No. 7534-94-3
222.3
258/0.6
150
150±30
71%
C13-MA
Methacrylic
ester 13.0
CAS90551-76-1
CAS No. 90551-76-1
268.0
>300/1013
-46
100±25
76%
C17.4-MA 
Methacrylic
ester 17.4
CAS90551-76-1
CAS No. 90551-84-1
330.0
>250/1013
-22
100±25
81%
* MEHQ = Hydroquinone monomethyl ether
** Calculated as a ratio of C-number alcohol to C-number methacrylate