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OLIGOMERS

OLIGOMERS [uh-lig-uh-mer]

What it is: Part of the acrylic family, an oligomer sits between a liquid and a solid (a semi-solid), sometimes referred to as a pre-polymer. Oligomers are short chains of acrylate monomers that are partially polymerized and usually very thick and stringy, often having a gel-like or resin appearance.
How it is used: UV/LED hard gels are oligomers that require curing under a lamp.

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