Innovative Polyester Acrylates – Solutions for Industrial Market Needs

Jonathan Shaw, PhD, Allnex

Abstract: Polyester acrylates (PEAs) are the chemistry of choice when formulating filled coatings systems due to their moderate viscosity, film performance and good flow properties. However, new market demands and changes in technology require the creation of innovative PEAs to meet these needs. This paper will outline the development of new PEAs that are either “Fit-for-use” (i.e. maintain properties at improved price performance balance), incorporate sustainable raw materials, and/or demonstrate good reactivity under LED cure conditions.