Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, is planning to launch 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate as an anti-corrosion agent and flame retardant under the brand name VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M. The new product is used in adhesives and plastics, paints and coatings, fibers, composite resins, and gel coats.
VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M is mainly used as an adhesion promoter. Recent studies have shown it be an effective reactive flame retardant or anti-corrosion agent and does not migrate like conventional flame retardants. In addition, VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M improves flame retardancy in combination with non-polymerizable flame retardants.
Dr. Martin Trocha, the head of Evonik’s Application Monomers Product Line, said, “VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M offers new options for customers with special requirements for flame-retardant and anti-corrosion properties. This monomer adds a specialty methacrylate with particular functionalities to Evonik’s portfolio and underscores our role as a solution provider for innovative customers.”
A highly versatile monomer, VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M, has 30% methyl methacrylate. Due to its low viscosity, the material is easy to process. The specialty monomer, due to low color index, is used in optical applications in acrylate and methacrylate systems. Applications, where the demand for transparency and surface quality, such as surface coatings, plastics or adhesives is high, prefer the use of this material. Further, the monomer protects against static charging and has an emulsion stabilizing effect.
Evonik focuses on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess, and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate strategy. These specialties help improve the profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik derives benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik operates in more than 100 countries around the world with sales of €14.4 billion.