DIALLYL PHTHALATE (DAP)
The term DAP is used both for the monomeric and polymeric forms. The monomer is used as a cross-linking agent in unsaturated polyester resins. As a polymer, it is used in the production of thermosetting molding powders, casting resins and laminates. This is the material of choice for critical, high-performance military and commercial electrical components where long-term reliability is demanded due to its ability to retain its superior insulating properties, even when subjected to extreme environmental conditions of high heat and high humidity over long time periods. Additionally, DAP compounds will resist dimensional change in high-heat soldering environments where competitive materials may warp.
Cross-linking agent, thermosetting molding powders, casting resins, and laminates, military, electronic components.