Diurethane dimethacrylate is a methacrylate urethane isomer, and it is obtained from (ethylene glycol) monomethacrylates and various commercial diisocyanates. It provides a glassy and hard surface that is almost transparent in color. It is a partially aromatic resin- based composite restorative. It offers mechanical properties such as flexural modulus of elasticity, flexural strength, impact strength, and water absorption capability.
The diurethane dimethacrylate market is driven by its use in resin composites required for dental applications and energy curable coatings. The current demand and technological advancement have led to an increase in demand for resin composites and ceramic products in dentistry. Nowadays, due to unhealthy eating habits and poor oral hygiene tooth problems and are on the rise. Due to this, more people opt for dental treatment. This boosts demand for diurethane dimethacrylate, which is used in the preparation of artificial teeth and as a filling agent for teeth.
In energy curable coatings, diurethane dimethacrylate provides superior resistance to harsh environmental conditions. However, incomplete polymerization can led to the breakdown of the matrix of diurethane dimethacrylate in harsh environments. Moreover, diurethane dimethacrylate can be replaced if alternative products are introduced to the market. These factors are likely to hamper the market.
Diurethane dimethacrylate has applications in light curable devices, UV-curable nail gels, dental composite-based resins, energy-curable coatings, and anaerobic adhesives. In light curable devices, diurethane dimethacrylate is used for the application of dental fillings. Diurethane dimethacrylate is used in anaerobic adhesives to create bonds and to provide leak poof sealing between mating surfaces. It also prevents the leakage of moisture, gasses, and fluids. The usage of diurethane dimethacrylate can lead to irritation to the eyes and skin and infection in the respiratory system. Therefore, while using it, one must wear gloves and eye protection.
The diurethane dimethacrylate market can be segmented based on type of chemical it is used with. In terms of chemicals used in combination with diurethane dimethacrylate, the market can be divided into epoxy, polyamides, esters, polyether ether ketone, polyethylenimine, polyethersulfone (PES), polyetherketone, etc.