Perkadox 16

Product Line Organic peroxides

Perkadox® 16 is an initiator for the production of PVC, PVA, PVOH and acrylics. For Thermoset, solid peroxydicarbonate is used for curing unsaturated polyester resins and (meth)acrylic resins at elevated and high temperatures.

  • Brand

  • Chemical family

    Organic peroxide
  • CAS number

  • Physical form

  • Regional availability

    Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, China, Europe, Global, India, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania
  • Molecular Weight

  • Chemical name

    Di(4-tert-butylcyclohexyl) peroxydicarbonate
  • Molecular drawing

    Organic peroxide
  • Applications

    Perkadox® 16 can be used for the market segments: polymer production, thermoset composites and acrylics with their different applications/functions. For more information please check our website and/or contact us.

Market Segments

Polymer production

Detailed description

Perkadox® 16 is applied as an initiator for the suspension and mass polymerization of vinyl chloride in the temperature range between 40°C and 65°C. Perkadox® 16 can be used alone or in combination with other peroxides, such as 1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl peroxyneodecanoate (Trigonox 423), Cumyl peroxyneodecanoate (Trigonox 99) or Dilauroyl peroxide (Laurox), to increase reactor efficiency.


  • Polymerization initiator


  • PVA,
  • PVC,
  • PVOH
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Thermoset composites

Detailed description

Perkadox® 16 is a solid peroxydicarbonate which is used for the curing of unsaturated polyester resins and methacrylic resins mainly in the temperature range of 60°C and higher. Perkadox® 16 is not suitable for the production of clear - castings or - coatings, due to a slight haze in the end product. In this case, Perkadox® 16S can be advised. Perkadox® 16 shows a high reactivity at elevated temperatures, which is demonstrated by its low activation temperature, in combination with a relatively long pot life at ambient temperatures. Perkadox® 16 is mostly used in combination with a low reactive peroxide to ensure a good final cure. Combinations of Perkadox® 16 with e.g. Trigonox C, Trigonox 29-B50 or Trigonox 21 can therefore successfully be used for those applications where a long gel time or production time is required at room temperature in combination with a fast cure at elevated temperatures of e.g. 60-140°C. Applications area can be: pultrusion, filament winding, manufacturing of artificial marble.


  • Curing agent


  • Pultrusion,
  • CIPP,
  • Acrylic solid surface
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Acrylics production

Detailed description

Perkadox® 16 is an initiator for suspension polymerization of acrylates and methacrylates.


  • Polymerization initiator


  • Acrylics
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