VERY FAST CURE AT LOW TEMPERATURES
Cardolite offers epoxy curing agents for primers, midcoats, top coats, and direct-to-metal coatings for year round applications. With a broad selection of chemistries and properties, Cardolite offers phenalkamine curing agents that cure very fast even at very low temperatures (below 0°C) and as a consequence, provide very good early water and immersion resistance. Phenalkamides deliver faster cure than polyamides, but slower cure than phenalkamines for applications that require longer pot life. Our NX-8101 Series waterborne curing agents also provide fast cure in conditions as challenging as 10°C and 80% relative humidity.
Our line of cardanol diluents act as an accelerator to epoxy-amine reactions in addition to increasing hydrophobicity of the system. They provide excellent corrosion protection despite being non-reactive and can be used as a replacement for nonyl phenol.
Cardolite CNSL-modified hydrocarbons are excellent options to improve intercoat adhesion and flexibility while maintaining fast cure and hardness development and good anticorrosion properties.