monomer


An individual, reactive chemical unit that may be linked to one another to form a polymer; the liquid component in acrylic systems.

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Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009

Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

The Color of Monomer

December 1, 1996

Designed with the growth in the market for permanent French manicures in mind, these colored monomers don’t clean like laundry soap, they just make the nails look cleaner.

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