epoxy curing agents

New LITE 3025 Phenalkamide for Heavy Duty Coatings and Industrial Adhesives

LITE 3025 is a solvent free phenalkamide for cost-effective, medium and high solids heavy duty epoxy coatings. This new curing agent was specially designed to protect surfaces from highly corrosive environments and harsh atmospheric conditions. When used in protective coating formulations, this product offers similar properties to medium molecular weight polyamides, but with the additional benefits typical of cashew technology.

Compared to commonly used solvent free polyamides, LITE 3025 provides faster cure and hardness development, especially at lower temperatures. This widens the coating application window and allows for early recoat in temperatures as low as 5°C. Maintenance and OEM coating applications in particular can benefit from these potential productivity gains. LITE 3025’s excellent anticorrosive and mechanical properties combined with good adhesion to various substrates result in long lasting primers suitable for many industrial applications. Good color and gloss stability extend the use of LITE 3025 to epoxy topcoats and direct-to-metal coatings.

In a world where project budgets continue to get trimmed, but performance expectations remain high, LITE 3025 is a great tool for paint manufacturers due to its versatility and high performance at a competitive cost. Furthermore, LITE 3025 can be easily “dropped in” to existing epoxy formulations to avoid the time and costs associated with reformulation.

Beyond just coatings, LITE 3025 is an excellent product for industrial epoxy adhesives providing high bond strength, high Tg, and outstanding durability.

To learn more specifics about LITE 3025, please see technical data sheet. Please also register for this site or contact your local Cardolite representative for additional information or to request samples for evaluation.

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NX-8101 – The First CNSL Curing Agent for Waterborne Epoxies

Cardolite is introducing NX-8101, the first CNSL curing agent for waterborne epoxy coatings. NX-8101 is designed for cost effective water-based primers and self-levelers for concrete and metal applications that require quick return to service, excellent adhesion to substrates and top coats, and superior durability. This new low odor epoxy curing agent is supplied in water and does not contain or require any solvents in the formulation to deliver excellent performance.

NX-8101 offers wide formulation latitude. Coatings based on NX-8101 can be pigmented on both amine and epoxy sides, do not demand emulsifiers, and are easily reducible in water. The lower admix viscosity permits higher filler loading, which results in lower cost systems.

Primers and self-levelers formulated with NX-8101 exhibit fast cure, early walk-on hardness, and excellent film appearance at extreme conditions such as 10°C and 80% relative humidity while still maintaining a workable pot life. Unlike many water-based systems, NX-8101 provides a visible end of pot life by a noticeable increase in viscosity. Moreover, NX-8101 based coatings have excellent adhesion to dry and wet concrete and various metals, providing excellent corrosion protection and good stain resistance to household and industrial chemicals.

To learn more specifics about NX-8101, please see technical data sheet. Please also register for this site or contact your local Cardolite representative for additional information or to request samples for evaluation.

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..Ultra LITE 2009 – Beautiful floors for many years to come!

Cardolite continues to pioneer the development of CNSL based materials with properties that were once unimaginable. Ultra LITE 2009 is the first phenalkamine in the market with Gardner color ≤ 1, ideal for floor top coats of all hues and shades. This curing agent is very low viscosity for use in low emission coatings that provide protection, but are also aesthetically pleasing. Ultra LITE 2009 is formulation-friendly with non-critical use levels, 95 AHEW to enable traditional packaging ratios, and excellent compatibility with different types of epoxy resins.

Coatings based on Ultra LITE 2009 have excellent UV resistance providing good color and gloss retention even when exposed to harsh environments. Contractors can apply Ultra LITE 2009 products under high humidity and low temperature conditions and still deliver a beautiful floor coating with outstanding adhesion to concrete and primers. Ultra LITE 2009 delivers long-lasting floors resistant to moisture, water and chemicals soon after installation. Moreover, formulators can take advantage of Ultra LITE 2009’s good self-leveling properties to reduce the number of coating layers required in a project or to use the same curing agent for the self-leveler and top coat.

To learn more specifics about Ultra LITE 2009, please see technical data sheet. Please also register for this site or contact your local Cardolite representative for additional information or to request samples for evaluation.

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