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Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Cardolite Corporation has introduced an epoxy curing agent that it says will give customers a cost-effective upgrade from common medium and high viscosity, solvent-free polyamides.

Lite 3025 builds on the cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) curing technology developed previously for the Lite 3000-series agents, the company says. Its applications for industrial use include windmills, platforms and ships.

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The Cardolite Lite 3025 is a CNSL phenalkamide epoxy curing agent that the company said can be used for windmills, platforms and ships.

According to Cardolite, CNSL curing agents with phenalkamine are used in the heavy-duty coatings market because of their corrosion protection qualities, mechanical strength and fast cure rate, even at low temperatures.

Cardolite’s proprietary CNSL technology modified with a phenalkamine, called phenalkamide, offers the same protection but improves on similar product drawbacks such as color, overcoat window, and flexibility that have prevented a wider application use, the company said.

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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings Technology; Curing; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Latin America; Marine; Marine Coatings; North America; Oil and Gas; Wind Farm; Wind Towers

Comment from Michael Quaranta, (11/5/2015, 2:57 PM)

Hmmm, very interesting! New product based on poison or common reference to Cashew Nut Oil. Not a very pleasant product used for autootive brakes. I wonder what the pot life is with this new curing agent as well as the aplication instructions.

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