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Air Products at CAMX: to Feature Epoxy Curing Agents and Accelerators for Adhesives

Published on 2014-10-08. Author : SpecialChem

For more than 30 years, Air Products (NYSE:APD) has been a leading supplier of epoxy curing agents and accelerators to the adhesives and composites industries. Air Products will feature these products at CAMX, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, in Orlando, Fla., October 13-16.

Air Products’ experience with high-performance epoxy curatives and specialty resins has led to the development of customized curing and process performance in filament wound, resin infused, resin transfer molding, and wet layup composites. A wide array of options can offer customers low-temperature reactivity, high-glass-transition temperature (Tg), low wet-out viscosity, high strength retention, and high chemical resistance.

Both Ancamine® 2903 and 2904 curing agents were designed to cure liquid epoxy resins while delivering optimum processing and thermal performance. Ancamine 2903 curing agent exhibits longer pot life than conventional cycloaliphatic amines and can provide higher chemical resistance. Ancamine 2904 curing agent exhibits moderate pot life with rapid cure ability while also generating low exotherm to help increase production throughput.

“Air Products offers an unmatched portfolio of curing agents and accelerators engineered to meet the most challenging cure profiles and performance targets in both 1K and 2K systems,” said Leighton LeBoeuf, marketing manager for Air Products. “Our products can deliver the high performance expected by our customers, while meeting their cost-in-use challenges.”

Air Products’ ability to formulate novel epoxy curing agents with unique building blocks enables it to provide its customers a versatile line of accelerators, curing agents and adhesion promoters for formulated adhesives used in automotive, aerospace and electronics applications. These new products can be engineered to offer exceptional latency with low-temperature reactivity, excellent thermal and mechanical properties, and a wide range of handling options.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion.

Forward-looking Statements

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source: Air Products

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