Lucite International is the global leader in the manufacture and sale of methacrylate products. With manufacturing, sales and distribution capabilities across EMEA, The Americas and Asia Pacific, we are the energy and driving force behind some of the world’s best known branded acrylic based products, which make a significant contribution to a wide range of growing sectors and geographic markets. We have further strengthened our position as the world’s largest supplier of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), the essential building block for all acrylic products, by becoming a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
Colacryl™ PMMA Monomers Polymethyl Methacrylate
HMA Monomers Higher Methacrylates
MAA Monomers Methacrylic acid
MMA Monomers Methyl Methacrylate
nBMA Monomers n-Butyl Methacrylate
Colacryl denture base polymers have been designed to offer excellent handling properties and working time without compromising strength and durability. With precisely controlled particle size, our PMMA-based acrylic resins offer superior impact resistance, low residual monomer, outstanding aesthetics and no porosity.
A range of Higher Methacrylates, including Isobutyl Methacrylate (iBMA), Ethyl Methacrylate (EMA) and 2-Ethyl Hexyl Methacrylate (2-EHMA) are available.
MAA is formed via the acetone cyanohydrin (ACH) route to manufacturing MMA and is used in many applications, which include the production of aluminum can coatings, automotive coatings, exterior food packaging, cement modifiers, NBR latex for disposable synthetic rubber gloves and in vinyl ester resins.
MMA is the essential building block for acrylic-based products. It polymerizes easily to form resins and polymers with excellent performance characteristics. MMA is one of the key raw materials for acrylic based interior paint giving superior characteristics over alternative materials.
nBMA is formed from the transesterification of MMA and is used in exterior decorative paints, automotive, wood finishes, specialty coatings and textiles where it provides durability, UV and moisture resistance as well as improved solvent solubility to the resin.