CROSS-O-LINK is a hydrophilic difunctional
methacrylate offering low viscosity, adhesion, flexibility, and high crosslink density. Incorporation of CROSS-O-LINK into polymeric resins improves their mechanical properties such as impact strength and abrasion resistance.
CROSS-O-LINK forms homopolymers and copolymers. Copolymers of CROSS-O-LINK can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides and esters, and with methacrylates, acrylonitrile, maleic acid esters, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc.
Cross-o-link is also very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds. CROSS-O-LINK is used as a cross linker and
modifier in vinyl, acrylic or ABS copolymers. Typical applications of CROSS-O-LINK include: acrylic sheets and rods,
fiber glass, synthetic marble, peroxide cure vulcanization, reinforced polyes ters, and PVC resins. CROSS-O-LINK is also used
in ion exchange resins, glaze coatings, and for encapsulation of smokeless powders. Other applications of CROSS-O-LINK,
include: .photopolymer printing plates, paper processing aids, adhesives, leather finishing, and moisture barries in packaging.