BASF launches new specialty monomer HPCA

BASF launches new specialty monomer HPCA

3:52 PM, 15th July 2011
BASF launches new specialty monomer HPCA

· Successfully used in clearcoat systems with cost-efficiency and processing benefits.

· Acrylate monomer with free carbamate group for a broad range of applications.

· Industrial implementation of a white biotechnology process for manufacturing new specialty monomers.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF is launching the high-performance product hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer. The new specialty monomer shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate based polymers. Compared with currently existing processes, HPCA enables crosslinkable carbamate units to be incorporated into the polymer in just one step. The usual two-step procedure is no longer necessary. In addition to the shorter manufacturing process, HPCA also offers positive features for applications.

HPCA has already proven itself in clearcoat systems for the automotive industry. “Due to its special chemical structure with the free carbamate group, HPCA offers additional potential for future applications,” said Dr Boris Breitscheidel, Business Manager Specialty Monomers, BASF. One area would be adhesives, for example. These can be hardened either thermally or using UV light. Here the free carbamate group can have a positive impact on both adhesion and cohesion, in this way making it possible to improve adhesive properties.

BASF researchers have successfully manufactured the specific chemical structure of HPCA on a commercial scale with the help of white biotechnology. BASF has used this procedure in industrial production for the first time.

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