What is it?
Isobornyl acrylate is an acrylic monomer used in adhesives, medical devices and personal care products.

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

Isobornyl acrylate is often used in medical devices. There multiple case reports of diabetes patients developing contact allergies to their diabetes devices, such as insulin pumps. Consult with your provider if you feel your device is causing a rash or itch.

  • Skin care products/Cosmetics
    • Acrylic nails and gels
    • Hairsprays
    • Lip gloss
    • Spray on sunscreens
  • Film forming agents
  • Agricultural products (non-pesticide)
  • Medical devices – insulin pumps
  • Paints and coatings
Other names for isobornyl acrylate:
  • Acrylic acid isobornyl ester, IBA
  • Ebecryl IBOA
  • Al-co-cure IBA
  • Sartomer 506
  • Acrylic acid, isobornyl ester
  • Light Acrylate IB-XA
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other acrylates

How safe is it?

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