Acrylic Resin

Definition - What does Acrylic Resin mean?

This is a mildly alkaline polymer substance (methyl isobutyl ketone) that is used in making high-quality and durable acrylic coatings or paintings. It is classified according to application. Its excellent features makes it feature in processing and automotive industries as an ingredient and base in corrosion prevention substances like solvent-borne or water-based coatings, which can be used on plastics and construction materials.

Corrosionpedia explains Acrylic Resin

The adhesion of coatings or paints made from acrylic resin is accomplished by a cross-link system. The cross-linking is improved by the use of additives like esters, alcohols, amino acids and other coating hydrocarbons. Its use in the coatings industry makes it bring out the following protection properties:

  • Transparency, glossy appearance and color stability
  • Relative weather, chemical, heat and solvent resistance
  • Workability, flexibility, superior physical hardness and improved adhesion
  • Fast-drying and pigment dispensability at ambient temperature

The acrylic resin is made from water-based acrylic polymers through solution or suspension polymerization; hence, it can be liquid or solid in nature when in use. It has been developed to reduce the effect of dispersion and emissions of hydrocarbons; hence the reduction in volatile organic content. Therefore, the type of ingredients used to cross-link acrylic resin will determine the properties of the corrosion prevention substance to be used for coating purposes.

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