Congratulations to the Cardolite team for winning best paper of the European Coatings Conference 2023! The paper covered the performance of a novel CNSL-based multifunctional epoxy diluent (LITE 513DF) in comparison to a monofunctional CNSL-based diluent and a commonly used petroleum-based difunctional diluent. Results demonstrated that LITE 513DF enables the formulation of high-performance coatings that meet strict regulations and sustainability goals. Some of the benefits covered in the paper include the effectiveness of LITE 513DF in reducing the viscosity of epoxy resins; its excellent water resistance and chemical resistance, especially to aggressive acid or alkaline solutions; its good anti-corrosion performance; and its ability to improve flexibility and crack resistance while showing minimum decrease in mechanical strength and Tg even at high use level. For more information please contact us and visit our epoxy modifiers page.
Cardolite advances CNSL Technology
to meet new industry needs
Cashew Nutshell Liquid Technology
Cardolite products are based on cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a natural, non-food chain, and annually renewable biomaterial. CNSL is a resin extracted from a soft honeycomb structure inside the cashew nutshell.
Ultra LITE Technology
New proprietary process technology is at the core of the Ultra LITE Series products, and enables the production of a much purer cardanol building block with lighter color (Gardner 1 or less).
Cardolite offers a variety of technologies, such as polyols, NCO blocking agents, diluents, and surfactants for polyurethane coatings, adhesives, elastomers, textiles and foams. Please visit our new Polyurethane Center to learn more about each product line.