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March 23rd, 2020

Methyl Methacrylate is available at Covalent Chemical

Maria Maddox

Maria Maddox

Maria Maddox is a technical specialist at Covalent Chemical.

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Covalent Chemical is your source for Methyl Methacrylate, MMA [ CAS 80-62-6 ].  We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified, NACD Responsible Distributor, servicing an array of industries across North America, including paint and coatings, oil and gas services, adhesives and sealants, agricultural, and custom blending operations.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is a monomer that’s also known as methacrylic acid, methyl ester. MMA is foundational for many acrylate polymers and is an essential comonomer in paint, coatings, and adhesives resin formulations. In free radical initiated copolymers, MMA elevates the Tg (glass transition) and contributes durability, strength, transparency, and UV and abrasion resistance.

Methyl methacrylate monomer readily polymerizes to form high molecular weight homopolymers and copolymers. Methyl Methacrylate has two main industrial uses:

  1. Chemical intermediate: this is where MMA is transferred into a higher methacrylate such as n-BMA or 2-EHMA.
  2. Monomer for polymerization: applications include Shatterproof glass replacements, Safety glazing, Panels and lighting displays, Outdoor lighting fixtures, Plumbing fixtures and components.   Outside of glazing and sheet applications, the largest use for MMA is as a comonomer in paints and coatings, such as exterior paints and paper coatings. 

Other MMA copolymer applications include mining flocculants, soil stabilization polymers, waterproofing agents, and oil field drilling fluids.

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