New Product Announcement: Epoxy Resin Toughener


Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently introduced its new toughener powder for epoxy thermosetting resins. The Clearstrength XT 151 toughener reportedly provides long-lasting durability and offers excellent dispersion for performance.

“Using Arkema’s unique and patented technology, Clearstrength XT powder is the exception to the rule when it comes to core/shell tougheners,” said Alexandre Vermogen, global marketing manager for Plastic Additives, Arkema.

“The new Clearstrength XT 151 toughener was designed primarily for epoxy formulators to enhance the durability and performance of thermosetting resins while also providing excellent processability.”

According to the release, Clearstrength XT is a Methylmethacrylate-Butadiene-Styrene (MBS) core shell toughening agent. Arkema reports the easy-to-use powder was designed primarily to boost the performance of thermosetting resins without compromising processability.

The patented technology reportedly offers a range of benefits, as well as reportedly being optimized for demanding applications, including:

  • Matching low temperature requirements (toughening, elongation, lapshear) without affecting glass transition temperature (Tg);
  • Reduced viscosity influence at high concentration; and
  • Easy to use and extended shelf life.

Tagged categories: Additives; Arkema Inc.; Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Latin America; New Product Spotlight; North America; Program/Project Management; Resins; Thermoplastic; Z-Continents

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