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acrylates monomers
2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate (2-HEA)
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2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate (2-HEA)

CAS: 818-61-1

2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate is a Colourless transparent liquid with molecular formula C5H8O3. 2-HEA is readily miscible with water and most organic solvents, alcohol, ether and other organic solvents.

2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate

2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate Chemical Structure Composition.


Ethylene oxide is reacted with acrylic acid to produce hydroxyethyl acrylate.

2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) can be used to impart the following properties to polymers:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Crosslinking
  • Adhesion
  • Scratch resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Rheology modifier
  • Low VOC


2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate (2-HEA) is mainly used in production of:

  • high performance automotive coatings as acrylic enamels where a clear topcoat is applied to increase corrosion protection and durability,
  • photocurable acrylic resin,
  • polyester-acrylate resins,
  • urethane-acrylate,
  • emulsion polymers WB ,
  • light-sensitive coating,
  • Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA),
  • textile treating agent,
  • water quality stabilizer,
  • high polymer material and as an additive in personal care products and ion exchange resins.

HEA is used mainly either as a co-monomer in the manufacture of polymers and can also be also very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.

Arpadis is one of the largest chemical distributor in Europe.

Arpadis is handling the storage, transport, export & import formalities of 2-Hydroxy-Ethyl Acrylate globally.