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Huntsman Launches a Highly Reactive Epoxy Curing Agent XTA-801

Published on 2012-01-25. Author : SpecialChem

XTA-801 is a highly reactive fast cure cycloaliphatic amine used at low and ambient temperatures. Developed as a potential alternative to IPDA (isophorone diamine) and 1,3-BAC (1,3 bis-aminomethyl cyclohexane). With a gel time of just 47 minutes in DGEBA standard liquid epoxy resin, XTA-801 can be used alone or blended with other epoxy curing agents e.g. JEFFAMINE® D230. Adding XTA-801 will increase glass transition temperature and decrease elongation and impact strength; the resulting system will produce a cured epoxy with properties between the XTA-801 and the other epoxy curative.

XTA-801 key benefits are:

  • Highly reactive, fast curing at low & ambient temperatures
  • Fast strength development
  • Enhanced glass transition temperature, hardness & elastic modulus
  • Good chemical and solvent resistance.

XTA-801 is used in coatings, adhesives and composites as an epoxy curing agent. For polyamide and Mannich base hardeners and as an alternative to IPDA and 1,3-BAC.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. The operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion.

Source: Huntsman


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