Perkadox 16

Product Line Organic peroxides

Organic peroxide

For Polymer production: Perkadox 16 is an initiator for the production of PVC, PVA, PVOH and acrylics. For Thermoset: Perkadox 16 is a solid peroxydicarbonate used for curing unsaturated polyester resins and (meth)acrylic resins in the temperature range of 60°C and higher. Ideal combination of low activation temperature and relatively high storage temperature.

  • Product name

    Perkadox 16
  • Brand

    Perkadox
  • Chemical family

    Organic peroxide
  • CAS number

    15520-11-3
  • Physical form

    Powder
  • Regional availability

    Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America
  • Chemical name

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

    398.5
  • Applications

    Polymer production: Polymerization of vinyl chloride 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. For Thermoset: 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.

Market Segments

Thermoset composites

Detailed description

Perkadox 16 is a solid peroxydicarbonate used for curing unsaturated polyester resins and (meth)acrylic resins in the temperature range of 60°C and higher. Ideal combination of low activation temperature and relatively high storage temperature.

Functions

  • Curing agent

Applications

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

Detailed description

Initiator for suspension polymerization of acrylates and methacrylates.

Functions

  • Polymerization initiator

Applications

  • Acrylics
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Polymer production

Detailed description

Initiator for the production of PVC, PVA, PVOH and acrylics.

Functions

  • Polymerization initiator

Applications

  • PVA,
  • PVC,
  • PVOH
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