What is it?
1,6-Hexanediol Diacrylate is a common acrylic chemical primarily used in UV-cured inks and coatings.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

It is optimal to completely avoid exposure to the ingredients to which you are allergic. If you must be exposed to this acrylate (for example, because of your job), you may try to wear nitrile gloves and change them every 10 minutes. Acrylates pass through nitrile gloves if they are worn for longer periods of time. Other gloves such as rubber latex gloves are less desirable since acrylates pass through them quickly.

• Adhesives
• Artificial nails
• Castings
• Coatings on beverage cans, crown tops, and aerosol containers
• Dental composite materials
• UV-cured printing inks
• UV-cured wood finishes, mat varnishes, parquet varnishes, and sealers

Other names for 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate:
• Acrylic acid hexamethylene ester
• Propenoic acid
• Hexamethylene diacrylate
• 2-propenic acid
• 1,6-Hexanediyl
• 1,6-Hexymethylene diacrylate
• Hexamethylene Glycol Diacrylate
• Hexane-1,6-diyl diacrylate

How safe is it?

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