Thermoplastic Acrylic Resins


ABR Series Thermoplastic Resins

POLYTONE® ABR Series Acrylic Bead Resins are polymers or copolymers of acrylic monomers for use in solvent applied lacquers, inks, speciality coatings & adhesives. These thermoplastic resins are available in fine granules and are thermoplastic in nature; they are thermally stable upto 180-235°C.

Coatings of these thermoplastic resins give water white transparent films having gloss and hardness. Polytone Acrylic Bead Resins provide excellent abrasion resistance & weatherability with low pigment reactivity. Having compatibility with a variety of plasticizers and file formers these thermoplastic resins provide excellent resistance to alkalies dilute acids, alcohols as also corrosive and oxidizing atmospheres.

Polytone Acrylic Bead Resins show outstanding resistance to ultraviolet degradation and resistance to discolouration on heating.

Thermoplastic Resins - Polytone Acrylic Bead Resins
Thermoplastic Acrylic Resin
Thermoplastic Acrylic Polymer Solvent Soluble

Thermoplastic Acrylic Resin

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN/ HOMO-POLYMER/MMA BASED Suspension Polymer MMA Methyl Metharcylate
POLYTONE®

ABR 1011

POLYTONE®

ABR 1012

POLYTONE®

ABR 1013

POLYTONE®

ABR 1014

Colour & Form White Beads White Beads White Beads White Beads
Glass Transition Temperature 95 °C 98 °C 87°C 105 °C
Viscosity of 17.5% solution in Toluene at 25º C 12 – 16 Poises     8.5 – 10.5 Poises
Viscosity of 37.5% solution in Toluene at 25º C   33 – 37 Poises 16 – 18 Poises  
Acid Value 0 mg KOH/ g resin 0 mg KOH/ g resin 0 mg KOH/ g resin 9 mg KOH/ g resin
Molecular Weight Very High Medium Medium Low
Characteristics High Abrasion Resistance

Maximum Toughness

General Purpose

High Tensite Strength

Medium Hardness

Softer than ABR 1012

Chip Resistance

Lower Mol.Wt

High Tack

Pigment Dispersion

Application/ Industry Barrier Coating on Vinyl Fabric,Scuff Resistance Top Coats. Lacquers, Clear Lacqures for Steel, Barrier Coatings Lacquers, Clear Lacqures for Steel, Barrier Coatings Base Coat for Vacuum Metalizing, Gravure Inks Low Viscosity

* Test methods available on request

THERMOPLASTIC ACRYLIC RESIN/ CO-POLYMER Butyl Methacrylate -Methyl Methacrylate MMA – BMA
POLYTONE®

ABR 1033

POLYTONE®

ABR 1034

Colour & Form White Beads White Beads
Glass Transition Temperature 81 °C 40 °C
Viscosity of 17.5% solution in Toluene at 25º C 1 – 3 Poises 4 – 6 Poises
Acid Value 5.0 mg KOH/ g resin 14.0 mg KOH/ g resin
Molecular Weight Low Medium
Characteristics Fastest Dissolving Quick Solvent Release Flexible Grade Good Pigment Wetting
Application/ Industry Industrial Lacquers, Flexo and Gravure Inks, Aerosol Sprays, Toners Clear Metal Lacquers, Mettalic Paints & Inks,

* Test methods available on request

THERMOPLASTIC ACRYLIC RESIN/ N-BMA BASED -BMA Based
POLYTONE®

ABR 1044

Colour White
Glass Transition Temperature 17 ° C
Viscosity of 30% solution in Toluene at 25º C 1 – 2.5 Poises
Acid Value 0 mg KOH/ g resin
Molecular Weight High
Characteristics Very Soft Flexible

Improves Outdoor Durability

Application/ Industry Cigarette Packaging, Adhesives,

* Test methods available on request

SOLUBILITY
POLYTONE® ABR Series
Aromatic Hydrocarbon

– Toluene

– Xylene

Ethers
Alcohols

-Methanol

-Ethanol

Higher Alcohols

-N-Butanol

-ISO-Butanol

Esters
Ketones

-Cyclohexanone

-Methyl Ethyl Ketone

-Methyl Iso Butyl

Ketone

Nitro Parrafins
Acetonitrile
Mineral Oils
Long Castor Oil
Water
● Soluble

Limited Solubility

Insoluble

COMPATIBILITY

The compatibility of POLYTONE® Acrylic resins with a variety of plasticizers and reins help in the formulation of adhesives, lacquers, inks etc.

Alkyd Resins : In general alkyds as a class have poor compatibility with acrylic. Acrylic modified alkyds show better compatibility. Copolymers resins e.g ABR 1033 and 1035 can be combined with a suitable alkyd for gloss and improved pigment wetting.

Vinyl Chloride Resins : Have excellent compatibility with POLYTONE® Acrylic resins. Vinyl chloride homopolymers also compatible. By blending these resins excellent abrasion resistance, gloss retention and slip are achieved.

Chlorinated Rubber : is compatible with most grades of POLYTONE® Acrylic resins. Aromatic rich solvents should be first used for optimum compatibility.

Cellulosics : Nitrocellulose and cellulose actate bytyrate are compatible with Polytone Resins. Inclusion of cellulosics increases the block resistance and hardness of soft Polytone resins like 1034, 1035, 1044. On the other hand softer acrylics can be helpful for improving the flexibility and durability of the cellulosics.

Other Resins such as epoxy, ketone, rosin esters, amino, cumarone-indone are compatible with Polytone resins. ABR 1034, 1035 can be used as modifiers and extenders for silicone resins.

Plasticizers : POLYTONE® acrylic resins are compatible with a number of plasticizers. Pthalate esters in general are useful plasticizers for Polytone Resins.

Compatibility
POLYTONE® ABR Series
Nitrocellulose
Epoxy Resin
Silicones
Cummarone

Indene Resins

PTSF Resins
Vinyl Chloride
CAB Resin
Chlorinated

Rubber

Maleic Resin
Alkyd Resin
● Fully Compatible

Limited Compatibility

Not Compatible

APPLICATIONS OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS
POLYTONE ABR 1011 1012 1013 1014 1033 1034 1044
Flexographic Inks  ✔
Gravure Inks  ✔  ✔  ✔
Overprint  ✔  ✔
Silk Screen  ✔  ✔  ✔
Polystrere/ABS  ✔  ✔
Vinyl  ✔  ✔  ✔
Steel  ✔  ✔  ✔
Metal
Mansonry
Marine
Automotive Finish  ✔  ✔  ✔
Toner  ✔
Zinc Oxide Binders  ✔
Adhesive  ✔
Aerosol
Grade MOL. WT. Principal Characteristics & Uses
ABR 1011 V. High Used in Barrier Coating on vinyl fabrics for difference for dielectric heat sealibility, high abrasion resistance, block resistance and slip. Since this resin provides maximum toughness and abrasion resistance, it is suggested as scuff resistance top coat for luggage and similar items.
ABR 1012 Medium General purpose grade for lacqueres such as barrier top coating of vinyl fabrics , clear lacquer for steel, ABS , Polysterene etc. Suitable for gravure inks. Very high tensile strength and hardness.
ABR 1013 Medium This resin is a softer version of ABR 1012 having the same uses. Excellent chip resistance.
ABR 1014 Low Lowest Moleculer Weight Grade. Used in lacquers and gravure inks requiring low viscocity at high solids . High Tack Temperature. Good Pigment Dispersion. Used in Base coat for Vacuum Metalizing of Plastic Articles.
ABR 1033 Low Fast dissolving low viscosity Grade with quick solvent release properties for use in industrial lacquers, flexo and gravure inks, coatings for plastics-polyester, ABS, toners, aerosol sprays.
ABR 1034 Medium Softest and the most flexible grade having good pigment wetting properties. Useful for clear. transluscent or pigmented metal lacquers for aluminium, bronze, steel and bright metals like silver, copper, brass. Also used in electrofax copy paper and seamless flooring.
ABR 1044 High Very soft flexible grade. Useful in adhesives for smooth plastic films and aluminium. Used in silk screen inks. Can be used for plasticizing and improving adhesion of harder resins and nitrocellulose. Improves outdoor durability of vinyl chloride in pigmented lacquers.
STORAGE & HANDELING

Available in 20/25Kg HDPE Line KRAFT Paper Bags with Anti Static Liner or 20/25Kg HDPE Bags Choice of ISPM 15 Standard Heat Treated/Fumigated Pallets or Plastic Pallets. 500Kg/1000Kg Jumbo Bags available as an option Can be stored up to 12 months at temperatures below 35 °C.

SAFETY

Please follow advice and information provided in MSDS. Protective clothing & workplace hygiene measure must be observed at all times. Detailed MSDS available on request.