DOW Acrylates are used to produce a wide variety of useful products.

Applications Products
Adhesives: Acrylate polymers and co-polymers are frequently used in construction adhesives and pressure-sensitive adhesives. Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Ethyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Chemical Intermediates: Acrylates are widely used as molecular building blocks, or intermediates due to chemical structures and useful chemical functionalities. Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Ethyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Coatings: Acrylates are used as monomers in the production of copolymers in textile and adhesive resins as well as surface coatings. They are widely used in water-based coatings. Some are used in paints, leather finishing, and paper coatings. Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Ethyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Leather: Acrylic copolymers are used as film coatings and leather finishes, particularly nubuck and suede. Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Ethyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Plasticizers: A balance of properties including molecular mobility, resin viscosity, solubility, hydrophobicity, thermal stability and low toxicity are critical for selecting a material for use as a plasticizer. 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Plastics: Acrylate monomers and co-polymers are used in the manufacture of plastics. Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Textiles: Acrylate monomers and co-polymers are used in the manufacture of both woven and non-woven textiles. Glacial Acrylic Acid (36KB PDF)
Butyl Acrylate (40KB PDF)
Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Water Treatment: Methyl Acrylate is used to produce dimethylaminoethylacrylate (DMAEA), which is used as a monomer to make flocculants for water treatment. Sodium acrylate (the sodium salt of glacial acrylic acid) is copolymerized with acrylamide to make an anionic copolymer (a-PAA), which is used as a flocculant in water treatment. Methyl Acrylate (36KB PDF)
Glacial Acrylic Acid (36KB PDF)


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