Deuteron® MM 100 consists of finely dispersed PMU (polymethyl urea) particles within DPGDA (propylene glycol diacrylate). Specifically crafted as matting agents, these preparations cater especially to thin-layer UV-curable coatings and inks. The appearance of this product manifests as a grayish dispersion, offering a unique solution for desired surface finishes in UV-curable applications.

Chemical Family: Polymethyl Urea

Functions: Flattener

End Uses: Digital Ink, Inkjet Ink, Radiation Curable Coating, Varnishes

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable

Features: Blocking Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Excellent Scratch Resistance, Improved Mechanical Resistance, Matting, Polishing Resistance

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
CASE Ingredients Functions
Technologies

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Product Highlights
  • Deuteron® MM 100 is preparations of very fine PMU (Polymethyl urea) particles dispersed in DPGDA (dipropylene glycol diacrylate). The products are developed as matting agents especially for thin layer UV curable coatings and inks.
  • Depending on the addition level Deuteron® MM 100 can be used as matting agents with com- paratively high mechanical resistance for high quality applications.

Applications & Uses

Cure Method
Ink & Toner Type
Application and Dosage Information

Applications Deuteron® MM 100 is generally suitable in all UV curable applications where DPGDA is acceptable.

Preferred applications are:

  • Overprint varnishes
  • Inkjet inks
  • Printing inks

The use of Deuteron® MM 100 especially improve the following properties:

  • Good matting effect
  • Very low influence on viscosity
  • High mechanical and chemical resistance
  • High scratch resistance and resistance to polishing
  • Temperature resistant up to over 200 °C, short-time up to over 300 °C
  • Pleasant touch (can range from “paper touch” to “soft feel”)
  • Improved blocking resistance
  • Mimics wax effects without negative influence of waxes
  • Biodegradable polymer

Dosage

The required dosage level highly depends on the applica- tion and formulation (e.g. binder type, additives, solvent content, etc.) and parameters such as layer thickness and film shrinkage. Thus, it is highly recommended to determine the needed addition level by a practical ladder study.

Processing

The PMU chemistry in general is highly compatible in a wide range of systems. Due to that Deuteron® PMH mat- ting agents can be incorporated easily by a high-speed stirrer without the need for specific wetting agents or dispersing aids. They are shear stable in high shear pro- cesses but should not be ground in a bead mill.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Greyish dispersion
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Specific Weightapprox.1.06g/cm³-
Active Content17%-
Viscosity3200mPa.s-
Particle Size (dv 50)approx. 0.6μm-
Particle Size (dv 90)approx. 0.8μm-
Particle Size (dv 99)approx. 1.3μm-
Particles (min. 1 μm)approx. 1.5%-

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information
  • Steel drum (25 kg net)
  • Steel drum (220 kg net)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • 24 months at room temperature and dry conditions.
  • Storage temperature should not exceed 35 °C.