VMOX – the new Vinyl Monomer for Industrial Coatings and Printing Inks from BTC Europe.

VMOX – the new  Vinyl Monomer for Industrial Coatings and Printing Inks from BTC Europe.

VMOX, the new vinyl monomer for industrial coatings and printing inks from BASF, is now listed in TSCA inventory. As of January 2020, it is therefore commercially available in USA for use in UV printing inks and 3D printing applications (SNUR’s).

Supplied as part of BTC Europe’s vinyl monomer range, VMOX is especially well suited for manufacturing UV-curing inks and coatings. For instance, it is used in digital UV inkjet printing as a reactive diluent. In such applications the new vinyl monomer enables innovative coating formulations with a favourable toxicological profile. Alongside inks and coatings, VMOX can also be used in adhesives and 3D printing.

One monomer brings numerous technical benefits:

  • Low viscosity of ~4 mPas
  • Virtually odourless formulations
  • High reactivity with acrylates
  • Good adhesion on all common substrates – even at low dosages
  • High colour brilliance

Advantageous toxicological profile:

According to the classification of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), VMOX neither constitutes a “serious health hazard” nor possesses “acute toxicity”. VMOX is also REACH-registered. With the new TSCA listing, this advantageous labelling profile sets the new vinyl monomer apart from conventional products.

With VMOX, BTC offers an innovative vinyl monomer with impressive benefits for industrial coating and printing ink formulations. For further information please contact Chris Morgan, Head of Sales BTC UK – Coatings, Inks and Plastics Christopher.morgan@btc-europe.com