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.
Acrylic solid surface,