Bio Renewable Oligomers

Matt Terwillegar, Myriant Corporation

Abstract: Bio Renewable UV Cure Oligomers UV/EB curing technology currently enjoys a “green” or “eco-friendly” label based on 100% reactive, solvent-free formulations and low curing energy. Greater utilization of bio-renewable materials will only help to bolster that image.

The objective of this paper will be to demonstrate the efficacy of novel oligomers based on Myriant® Bio Succinic Acid as well as other bio-renewable building blocks. These oligomers can be used to create thermosets on par with incumbent petroleum-based technologies and at a competitive price. The materials discussed have neither a “green premium”, nor a performance penalty.