DARMSTADT, Germany — Evonik plans to market 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate as an anti-corrosion agent and flame retardant under the brand name VISIOMER® HEMA-P 70M. Typical product applications of this methacrylate monomer include adhesives and plastics, paints and coatings, fibers, composite resins, and gel coats.
Customers mainly use VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M as an adhesion promoter, but the latest findings have also shown it to be an effective reactive flame retardant or anti-corrosion agent. Since the substance serves as a reactive diluent or as a co-monomer bonded within the polymer backbone, it does not migrate like conventional flame retardants. VISIOMER HEMA-P 70M further improves flame retardancy in combination with non-polymerizable flame retardants.
“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,” said Dr. Martin Trocha, the head of Evonik’s Application Monomers Product Line.