In 1975 while working as a chemist for 3M, Dr. Gardiner invented the epoxy curing agent technology based on CNSL currently called phenalkamines. Dr. Gardiner, in fact, coined the name “phenalkamine.” His benchmark product, NC-541 and its derivatives and copies, are the largest phenalkamine in use today. Back to list of M.T. Harvey Winners
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Warren worked as a research chemist at Irvington Varnish & Insulator and 3M for over 40 years into the 80’s. These were the companies primarily responsible for commercializing CNSL based products. Perhaps, Warren’s most important innovation was developing the first continuous distillation unit for the production of cardanol. Back to list of M.T. Harvey Winners
While as Technical Director of Devoe Coatings in the 1980’s, Vijay introduced a product to the marine epoxy coatings industry, with the combined concept of all season cure, surface tolerance, and outstanding corrosion resistance. This product was based on a CNSL based curing agent and established the benchmark for a technology which continues to grow […]