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    Maleic Resin

    Maleic Resin in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    2Z- But-2-Enedioic Acid

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    Basic Info


    Light Yellow Transparent Solid

    Common Names

    Malkyd, GMRE


    680 @ 25 kg Compund Paper Bag, 17 MT / 20FCL

    Brief Overview

    Maleic Resin is a hard, thermoplastic pale yellow colored resin. It is easily compatible with various solvents including coal tar oil, ester, vegetable oil, and turpentine oil. Used for surface coatings and primers to improve the gloss, hardness, drying speed, abrasion resistance, and yellow resistance. Maleic resin has the advantages of stable luster, good heat stability, and strong adhesive power.

    Manufacturing Process

    Maleic Resin is made by esterification of glycerol with rosin and maleic anhydride. During the reaction, anti-oxidant and optical stabilizers are also added.

    Paint and Coating Industry

    Maleic Resin is used in product lacquer furniture, varnish, hammer finish, metallic paint, and ink. It is highly durable, has high-speed drying property, and has good rigidity. Hence, it improves the polishing performance and thick film effect of primer and surface paint. These resins can improve the hardness of paint films and gloss property for polyesters, nitro, and PU paints. They are even used as are used as adhesive or binder for thermosol and road marking paints.

    Other Applications

    Maleic resin also can be used as binding adhesives. They have a strong binding property and are thus used in the footwear and leather industry, packaging tapes, labels, etc

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