New functional monomers for enhanced resin performance
Publishing date: 26.03.2019
The first two product lines of SONGWON’s functional monomers are now available and a third line is under development.
Functional monomers are specialty molecules that can provide a standard polymer with additional, enhanced performance effects and/or significantly improve processing performance. Resin manufacturers can benefit from the high performance as well as the cost efficiency of our new functional monomers.
ERM-6100 is the latest addition to SONGWON’s range of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) phenol resins. These monomers are mainly used during the manufacture of epoxy composites as epoxy resin modifiers (ERMs) in epoxy chain-extending reactions and as hardeners. The new monomer, which combines high functionality with low viscosity, has been developed especially for electronic applications and high-performance resins such as polybenzoxazine (PBO). With their different softening points, functionality and viscosity, the five products in the range cover a wide variety of requirements.
SONGWON has also added two bisphenol (BP) monomers to its portfolio. BP-TMC is used to modify epoxy resins as well as non-optical polycarbonate and polyester polymers. It is distinguished by its cost efficiency and good chemical purity. TMBP, which is suitable for both epoxy and phenolic resins, is designed to ensure the highest purity and excellent color, and it gives the resin a high glass transition temperature. More BP grades are currently being scaled up and available in pilot quantities.
Discover more in our technical brochure and feel free to contact our experts if you have questions.