NX-8101: FIRST CNSL-BASED, WATERBORNE CURING AGENT
The NX-8100 Series is the first CNSL-based waterborne curing agent product line available in the market. Phenalkamine grade NX-8101 is designed for cost effective water-based metal primers that require high corrosion protection and concrete epoxy primers and self-levelers that require quick return-to-service, and excellent adhesion to concrete and top coats.
Phenalkamines are highly hydrophobic due to the long aliphatic side chain present in cardanol, which results in excellent corrosion and water resistance. However, that also makes it very challenging to synthesize cardanol-based materials that are stable in water. Through proprietary technology, Cardolite Corporation developed NX-8101, the first phenalkamine supplied in water that does not contain solvent or glycols, and does not require the use of additional emulsifiers to work well in epoxy systems.
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. Its good compatibility with standard liquid epoxy and solid epoxy dispersions, and easy reducibility in water, broadens its use and allows for cost effective industrial coatings.