What is it?
Urethane dimethacrylate is an acrylate (glue) used in light-cured systems to form a glassy surface that is low in color. It can be found in dental materials.

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.

  • Dental bonding agents
  • Resin veneering
  • Restorative agents
  • Artificial nail components
  • UV cured glues
  • UV cured inks and coatings
Other names for urethane dimethacrylate
  • UDMA
  • Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate
  • Diurethane dimethacrylate
  • Hydroxyethyl methacrylate
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances
  • Other acrylates

How safe is it?

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