Back on the Road with Bisomer® BZMA
People who work with road marking paints, structural adhesives and flooring resins know all too well the problems caused by the high odor, particularly when they are used in public places or environments with closed spaces or limited ventilation. GEO offers specialty chemicals that improve working environments and speed up turnaround times in applications such as road marking paints, structural adhesives and PMMA based acrylic flooring systems.
GEO’s Bisomer® BZMA can be used as an alternative reactive diluents to MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) in a range of applications: most notably flooring, adhesives and road marking. It is non flammable, has low odor compared to MMA and is classified as non VOC. Bisomer® BZMA is also low viscosity (~2.5 cP.s) and exhibits excellent cutting power which allows for increased PMMA and aggregate levels in the formulated product. By using a non-flammable reactive diluent such as Bisomer® BZMA, formulated products can be used in public areas, enclosed spaces and work environments with limited ventilation. These liquid formulations can also be transported and stored more easily.
In road marking paints, Bisomer® BZMA helps increase the pigment/aggregate loading and improves the water resistance of the formulated product, providing excellent wear resistance combined with good flexibility to avoid cracking over time. In PMMA based acrylic flooring systems, the use of low odor, non-VOC, Bisomer® BZMA helps reduce ventilation periods. This means faster turnaround times, a real advantage in many industrial flooring contracts.
When used in structural adhesives, Bisomer® BZMA offers excellent cure speed and confers improved adhesion to the substrates commonly used in auto, rail and marine fabrication. These adhesives are frequently applied in restricted work environments to bond dissimilar materials with short cure times. Bisomer® BZMA has a good affinity with many of the elastomers used in structural adhesives such as SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber). Bisomer® BZMAalso has a high refractive index (1.51), which can help to give improved aesthetics in laminating adhesives or decorative flooring.
Bisomer® BZMA is compatible with other reactive diluents including the full range of Bisomer monomers: mono and difunctional methacrylates, hydroxy functional (meth)acrylates and amine accelerators such as Bisomer PTE. Solutions. That is our specialty.
Low Viscosity – 2.5 cP.s
Excellent Cutting Power
Good Wetting of substrates, pigments and aggregates.
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) of 55°C
Refractive Index – 1.51
Reduced Odor vs MMA