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Cardolite Introduces NX-8101, a CNSL Curing Agent for Waterborne Epoxies

Published on 2015-09-21. Author : SpecialChem

Cardolite is introducing NX-8101, the first CNSL curing agent for waterborne epoxy. NX-8101 is designed for cost effective water-based concrete applications that require quick return to service, good durability, and excellent adhesion to concrete, metals, and top coats. This new low odor epoxy curing agent is supplied in water and does not contain or require any solvents in the formulation to deliver excellent performance. A lower admix viscosity permits higher filler loading, which results in lower cost systems. Unlike many water-based systems, NX-8101 provides a visible end of pot life by a noticeable increase in viscosity.

Fig. 1: Cardolite

NX-8101 offers wide formulation latitude. Adhesives based on NX-8101 can use fillers on both the amine and epoxy sides, do not demand emulsifiers, and are easily reducible in water. Grouts and adhesives formulated with NX-8101 exhibit fast hardness development, excellent compression strength, while still maintaining a workable pot life. Moreover, NX-8101 based adhesives show excellent adhesion to dry and wet concrete, and good stain resistance to household and industrial chemicals.

About Cardolite

Cardolite is one of the world's largest producer and developer of specialty chemical products originating from cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL). CNSL is a natural and renewable chemical having a unique structure suitable for use as a building block of advanced materials. Cardolite epoxy products are the backbone of paint formulations that protect assets from the most demanding environments, and Cardolite friction products are used in brake pad formulations that help stop millions of vehicles every day. With a heavy emphasis on research and development, Cardolite continues to develop innovative materials that can improve today's products. Coupled with global support and manufacturing, Cardolite strives to provide the highest quality service to the most demanding customers worldwide.

Source: Cardolite

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