TRFA Annual Meeting (April 7-10, 2019)

Cardolite will present a paper on waterborne technology at the TRFA 2019 annual meeting being held on April 7-10 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Hong Xu’s technical paper to be given on April 9th  at 11am is titled “Novel Cashew Nutshell Liquid based Waterborne Curing Agents: Extended Applications and Benefits” and will share excellent performance results of various CNSL-based starting point formulations for different applications, i.e. floor coatings, anticorrosion and container coatings, ACE applications, and tile grouts and adhesives. Please stop by to learn more about this exciting new product line that enables low and zero VOC systems.

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JEC World (March 12-14, 2019)

Cardolite will be promoting high bio-content materials for one- and two-component epoxy systems at the JEC World Show in Paris, France on March 12-14, 2019. Our epoxy hardeners and diluents as well as our formulated epoxy systems sold under the FormuLITE brand offer excellent fiber wettability, improved water and chemical resistance, higher impact toughness and interlaminar strength, and a wide range of cure speed and pot life. A new FormuLITE epoxy system with excellent UV resistance will be introduced for applications that require minimum discoloration over time. Please visit our booth P10 in Hall 5 to learn more about Cardolite’s technology for various composite processes.

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Asia Brake (Feb 24-26, 2019)

Cardolite will be exhibiting at Asia Brake being held in Delhi, India on Feb 24th – 26th. We will be presenting our latest developments in high performance friction particles: NX-1034, a unique, high purity friction particle providing low compressibility and excellent wear resistance and NX-5342, a new technology friction particle offering high performance at minimum cost. Please stop by booth 44 to learn more about our innovative solutions for the brake industry.

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European Coatings Show (Mar 18-21, 2019)

Cardolite will be exhibiting a new portfolio of products and giving a technical presentation at the European Coatings Show and Conference to be held in Nuremberg, Germany on Mar 18-21. Our paper scheduled for 11am on Mar 19 (Shanghai Room) is titled “New CNSL-based water-borne curing agents for low VOC Zn-rich primer and protective epoxy primer” and discusses advancements in waterborne epoxy coatings anticorrosion performance and application conditions with the use of CNSL based curing agents. The effects of introducing graphene in those formulations is also reviewed. Our Cardolite team will be available at booth 1-654 for technical exchanges and to provide additional information on our products and technologies. We hope to see you there!

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In-adhesives 2019, Symposium on Innovations in Adhesives and their Applications (Feb 25-26)

Cardolite will be giving a paper titled Cashew Nutshell Liquid Modified Diols: Impact of Hydrophobicity and Durability in Polyurethane Applications” at the 2019 In-adhesives Conference being held in Munich, Germany on Feb 25-26.  This presentation will share data that demonstrates the outstanding properties of CNSL diols in polyurethane adhesives and sealants such as improved mechanical properties and hydrolytic stability, as well as introduce some new diol grades suitable for indirect food contact. Please stop by for an in-depth discussion about this renewable technology.

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Adhesion Society 42nd Annual Meeting (Feb 17-20, 2019)

Cardolite will be presenting and exhibiting at the Adhesive Society Annual Meeting on Feb 17-20, 2019 at the Hilton Head in South Carolina. Our technical presentation titled “Eco-friendly Isocyanate blocking agent, Cardanol: Optimization of deblocking conditions and its contribution to adhesion performances” will take place on Feb 18th at 2:20pm and will review in detail our studies to lower deblocking temperature while providing improvements in properties. We will also be available during exhibition hours at booth #3 to answer any questions and discuss your project needs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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