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Amine Blushing: How to Identify, Prevent & Remediate This Common Issue

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023

By Anthony Alegra, Product Line Manager, Carboline


A common phenomenon in the world of industrial coatings, amine blushing is an unintended side effect of the curing reaction that acts as a bond breaker between the coating layers. It is usually a result of epoxies that are overcoated and/or applied under adverse conditions, thus causing a variety of issues with the coating surface—from faster yellowing and reduced stain resistance to compromised re-coatability and lower gloss retention.

In this article, we will provide a basic understanding for how to identify the presence of amine blushing on a coated surface, as well as discuss best practices for preventing and remediating this issue with the application or overcoating of epoxy materials.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anthony Alegra, Product Line Manager, Carboline

Anthony is a Product Line Manager at Carboline, with a global focus on the Dudick, Carboseal and Carbocrete product lines, to name a few. He has been in the coatings industry for 15 years. He is a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector and is an active member of industry organizations that enhance the community of protective coating professionals.

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