Afcona - 3835 is an additive designed to crosslink and act as a slip and leveling agent for UV coatings.

Chemical Family: Methacrylates, Polyethers

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Unsaturated Polyester (UPE)

Features: Blocking Resistance, Excellent Scratch Resistance, Good Leveling, Improved Slip, Self Crosslinking

End Uses: Radiation Curable Coating

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features

Afcona-3835 is a reactive polyether modified polysiloxane with methacrylate functionality that can crosslink with UV / EB systems. It averages 7 functional groups per molecule. With this property, it offers permanent slip in coatings, giving anti-blocking and anti-scratch properties.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Cure Method
Coating End Applications
Product Applications

Afcona-3835 offers the following benefits:

  • Good leveling performance, and, after crosslinking, it gives permanent slip.
  • It is suitable for UV and EB curing systems.
  • Due to its methacrylate functionality, it also may be used for any systems that use unsaturated bond crosslinking as a primary curing reaction, such as UPE.
Addition and Dosage

Afcona-3835 may be added at 0.05 - 1.0% based on total formulation. Under normal conditions, 0.1 – 0.5% based on total formulation is sufficient.

Incorporation

Afcona-3835 should be added during the final stage of the production process. After Afcona – 3835 is added, the production temperatures should remain below 50°C.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Transparent to slightly yellowish
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Ingredientsmin. 95%-
Refractive Index1.440 - 1.450--
Flash Pointmin. 100°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

55 lb and 397 lb non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Storage Condition

Afcona-3835 should be stored in a cool, dry place.