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Cardolite Introduces Phenalkamide Curing Agent for Epoxy Coatings

Published on 2015-10-12. Author : SpecialChem

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.

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Fig. 1: Solvent Free Phenalkamide
Curing Agent

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.

About Cardolite

Cardolite is one of the world leaders in developing, manufacturing, and promoting products using natural and renewable cashew nutshell liquid technology. With a history of over 25 years, Cardolite has the technology and capability to service the most demanding customers in its core markets of coatings and friction materials.

Source: Cardolite

 


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