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Maleic Resin

Maleic Resin in Tradeasia


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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