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APRIL 27, 2018 – NX-2026 Nominated for Innovation Award ‘’Bio-based Material of the Year 2018’’

We are proud to announce Cardolite’s NX-2026 has been nominated for the Innovation Award ‘’Bio-based Material of the Year 2018’’. NX-2026 is an ultra-high purity 3-pentadeca-dienyl-phenol recently developed by Cardolite through advanced proprietary process technology. 3-pentadeca-dienyl-phenol is the main component distilled from cashew nutshell liquid, a renewable and non-edible resin extracted from the honeycomb structure of the cashew nut. NX-2026 has been successfully introduced to the coating and adhesive markets as a non-toxic isocyanate (NCO) blocking agent that is a suitable replacement for petrochemical phenols. NCO systems blocked with NX-2026 provide lower viscosity and deblocking temperature than equivalent systems blocked with phenols. Moreover, NX-2026 blocked NCO prepolymers can be used in 2K epoxy systems to improve bond and T-peel strengths while maintaining good cure properties.

We will be presenting this technology at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials (15-16 May, 2018) in Cologne, Germany. For more information about the conference please visit http://news.bio-based.eu/six-candidates-are-nominated-for-the-innovation-award-bio-based-material-of-the-year-2018/.

NX-2026 Blocking Technology

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Adhesives and Sealant Council Conference and EXPO (April 23-25, 2018)

Cardolite will be promoting newly developed diols, epoxy curing agents, and CNSL modifiers for adhesives and sealants applications at the ASC convention in Miami, Florida on April 23-25, 2018. In particular, Cardolite will introduce epoxy diluent and modifiers with very low total chlorine and halogen content that are suitable for electronics adhesives. Please visit us at booth 719 to learn more about our CNSL Epoxy and Polyurethane technology offerings.

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American Coatings Show (April 9-12, 2018)

Cardolite will be promoting several recently developed epoxy hardeners, epoxy modifiers and polyol resins at the American Coatings Show and Conference being held in Indianapolis, USA on April 9-12, 2018. Amongst some of the products being introduced are Ultra LITE color materials with excellent color stability, new high solids options for protective coatings, CNSL-based polyols and diols with excellent water and chemical resistance, and NX-8401, a new emulsion-type waterborne curing agent suitable for high performance anticorrosion epoxy primers. Please visit us at booth 1061 to learn more about our epoxy and polyurethane offerings and stop by our presentation on waterborne solutions for epoxy coatings on April 11, at 11:30am, session 15.

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