Methacrylate Reactive Resins
Methacrylate chemistry (MMA) is vastly different from many other commonly used resin technologies on the market today.
Methacrylates are part of the acrylics family, sharing the same chemistry used to create everyday products, including Plexiglas®, house paints, eyeglass lenses, dental materials, and medical implants.
Methacrylate reactive resins are based on acrylic and methacrylic acid esters. This is the reason for the fast and efficient curing mechanisms of methacrylate materials. Cured resins are inherently UV stable and resistant to a variety of chemicals. Even in temperature extremes down to -6˚C , MMA systems fully cure in one hour! This is due to the unique curing mechanism inherent to methacrylate technology.
Methacrylates have a distinct odor that is present even at extremely low concentrations that are well below OSHA limits. Methacrylates can be an irritant, but are not a sensitizer , so worker health and safety issues are greatly reduced. The odor quickly dissipates when the curing process is complete. Methacrylate resins are 100% solvent free, environmentally responsible and VOC compliant.
When applied to resinous flooring systems designed for industrial and commercial uses, methacrylate chemistry results in systems and products that meet a wide variety of technical and design criteria: durability, time savings, reduced life cycle costs, ease of maintenance, versatility and aesthetics.