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GELLED COMPOSITIONS FOR POLYMERIZABLE MONOMERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013107D
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-13

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Authors:
Richard O'Brian

Abstract

Gelled compositions that include acrylate or other polymerizable monomers for coatings and other applications are disclosed. The gellant, preferably a modified polyamide, provides the desired rheological and thixotropic properties and compatibility with components in the formulation. The gellant is readily incorporated into the liquid-based formulation by mild heating and shear mixing to form, when cooled, a homogeneous, very weak to solid gel. The desired rheological properties, including freestanding solids to pumpable or sprayable liquids, can be tailored by the gellant loading in the formulation.