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Incorez Introduced Incorez 148/604 Waterborne Epoxy Curing Agent at ECS 2011

Published on 2011-05-10. Author : SpecialChem

Incorez, a leading global manufacturer of specialist resins and polymers, launched Incorez 148/604 - new waterborne epoxy curing agent at recently held European Coatings Show 2011. The company also presented a series of case studies demonstrating the benefits of oxazolidine technology in various polyurethane coating applications and guide formulations.

Incorez 148/604 helps companies comply with the requirements of the VOC Solvents Emissions Directive, the main policy instrument for the reduction of industrial emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the European Union. The VOC Solvents Emissions Directive requires installations to comply either with the emission limit values set out in the Directive or with the requirements of the so-called reduction scheme.

Charles Lynch, Commercial Manager at Incorez, commented on the launch: "Our new waterborne epoxy curing agent, Incorez 148/604, is a water soluble polyamine curing agent that is APEO, formaldehyde and solvent free and so does not contribute to the VOC levels of the coating formulation. It is designed to produce very tough and durable, high-gloss waterbased coatings with both liquid and solid epoxy resins. In particular, this hardener displays very good compatibility with neat Bisphenol A type liquid epoxies, such as Epikote 828, to provide excellent hardness and cure development."

Incorez 148/604 has been introduced to the waterborne epoxy curing agent range to provide formulators and technicians with the opportunity to develop formulations based on a zero VOC hardener.

Lynch concluded: "Adding this product to the portfolio allows Incorez to compete more effectively with other larger global suppliers of waterborne epoxy curing agents."

Incorez presented research in the form of three case studies, which demonstrate the use of oxazolidines - a technology in which Incorez is a global leader. The case studies were entitled:

  • Enhancing the performance of 1-C PU flooring systems using oxazolidine latent hardeners
  • Enhancing the performance of aromatic PU sealant prepolymers using oxazolidine latent hardeners
  • Benefits of oxazolidine moisture scavengers in wind turbine protective topcoats

Each case study outlined the work carried out and provided a comprehensive set of data to demonstrate the use of this innovative technology.

Incorez also demonstrated the versatility of its waterborne epoxy curing agents by presenting a series of new guide formulations that incorporate its range of zero & low VOC hardeners.

About Incorez

Founded in 1986, Incorez Ltd has rapidly gained prominence as a specialist manufacturer of oxazolidines, waterborne epoxy curing agents and waterborne polyurethane dispersions. These high performance materials are sold globally to producers of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers. As demand for its products continues to stretch across the globe, the company continues to expand its network of international distributors to over 30 countries worldwide. There is also a manufacturing facility, Incorez Corp., based in the USA. Incorez are part of the Sika Group, a global company with a worldwide network of subsidiaries active in the fields of speciality chemicals for construction and industry

Source: Incorez

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