Methyl Methacrylate is a monomer used in manufacturing of various polymers. It is also known as “Methyl Ester of Methacrylic Acid”. It is a colourless liquid with a typical acrylic odour. Methyl Methacrylate Monomer is a key building block for acrylic based polymers either in
Acrylic Monomers are the most versatile of all the monomers. Acrylic Monomers can be used to prepare polymers with flexible, rigid, ionic, and hydrophilic properties. Basically Monomers are classified into 9 groups based on functionality and composition. These monomers are polymerized primarily by a free radical process and to a lesser extent by polymerization.
A monomer is a basic unit of polymers, they react with other molecules to form a large molecule called polymers. Monomers have the capacity to form a covalent linkage with other monomer units. The monomers with two bonds can form linear, and straight chain-like polymers but monomers with higher functionality can make cross-linked monomer products. The origin of a monomer can be natural or synthetic.
Binders, also known as “vehicle” or “medium” is a substance that keeps the pigment of paint in place after the paint dries. It is used to create wet stuff that we call paint. A binder medium can also be defined as an acrylic medium that acts as a sealer which is used to prepare the porous surfaces before applying gesso on it.
Acrylic paint is a water-soluble, fast-drying paint made up of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion . These paints are water-soluble but have water-resistant properties when they dry. Acrylic painting can resemble a water-colour, opaque water or an oil painting depending on how much the paint is diluted with water or modified with any other medium like gel, mediums or pastes.