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Composite solutions for pultrusion, CIPP, RTM, SMC and more

Crosslinkers and curing agents available for all technologies: filament winding, pultrusion, cure in place pipes, prepreg, sheet molding compound, infusion and resin transfer molding

State of the art technology for the production of pressure vessels and pipes. VESTAMIN® and Ancamine® grades offer the required mechanical and chemical properties to enable pipes and pressure vessels a long service life.

ANCAMINE® SOLUTIONS FOR FILAMENT WINDING

Basic Product

Ancamine® 2264 is a polycycloaliphatic polyamine designed for use in the elevated temperature cure of epoxy resins. The low viscosity and relatively long pot-lives at moderate temperatures coupled with the excellent mechanical properties and high heat resistance following cure make Ancamine® 2264 an ideal alternative to aromatic diamines.

Lower vicosity & high TG

Ancamine® 2167 is a cycloaliphatic amine curing agent designed for use with liquid epoxy resins in industrial composites. It enables lower viscosity at high Tg when compared to 2264. These properties make it the perfect curing agent e.g. for manufacturing pipe fittings.

Longer latency & lower viscosity

Ancamine® 2919 is an amine curing agent to cure liquid epoxy resins at elevated temperatures. Ancamine® 2919 curative exhibits longer pot life and lower viscosity at moderate Tg level in comparison to Ancamine® 2264. These properties make it the perfect curing agent for the production of high pressure vessels.

Longer latency & high TG

Amicure® 101 is an amine based curing agent to cure liquid epoxy resins. It offering low viscosity, long pot life at high Tg in comparison to Ancamine® 2264. These properties make it the perfect curing agent e.g. for the production of pipes.

VESTAMIN® SOLUTIONS FOR FILAMENT WINDING

Aliphatic diamines from the VESTAMIN® range are industry-standard crosslinkers for high-performance epoxy systems. Epoxy coatings are used as primers and intermediate layers because they offer outstanding mechanical, chemical and water resistance. They are extremely durable and have excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates.

Cured in place pipes is a well established technology to repair existing pipelines in water infrastructure. It's a fast and cost efficient repair technology for difficult to access pipes, eg waste and potable water pipes. Several Ancamine® and Ancamide® grades offer the right balance between speed of cure, handling time and potable water compliance.

ANCAMIDE® SOLUTIONS FOR ON-SITE PROCESSING

Basic Product

Ancamide® 2798 curing agent is a modified aliphatic amidoamine curing agent designed for use with liquid epoxy resin. Ancamide® 2798 offers low viscosity and enhanced reactivity at elevated temperatures. These features make it suitable for use in CIPP.

Latency up to 15h at 25°C

Ancamide® 2781 curing agent is a low viscosity hardener designed to cure liquid epoxy resins at elevated temperatures. The unique chemistry offers a longer working time than traditional amidoamines. This can enhance the processing of complex weaved fabric by optimum fiber wetting and provide an overall excellent balance of pot life and reactivity. It is recommended for use in CIPP.

ANCAMINE® SOLUTIONS FOR FACTORY IMPREGNATION

Increased latency up to 7 days

Ancamine® 2927 curing agent is a modified amine hardener for epoxy systems that is designed to have a good balance of long latency and relatively low temperature cure. The low viscosity enhances the fabric wetting, minimizes material waste and improves overall throughput. It is recommended for use in CIPP.

Pultrusion is an excellent technology to produce continuous composites profiles. Ancamine® grades are curing agents of choice for the production of e.g. composite rebars for the construction industry, where they provide high mechanical strength combined with corrosion resistance.

ANCAMINE® CURING AGENTS FOR PULTRUSION

Ancamine® R 215 is a new amine hardener for pultrusion and for the production of epoxy composite bars. It combines the advantages of polyamines in epoxy systems: low mix viscosity and high reactivity. Epoxy systems cured with Ancamine® R 215 exhibit excellent chemical resistance and high heat distortion temperatures as well as low magnetic and thermal conductivity .

VESTALITE® P is a PUR based matrix for prepregs with high mechanical properties and excellent surface aspect at long shelf life and ambient temperature. For epoxy prepregs we offer curing agents and accelerators under the brands of Imicure®, Curezol, Amicure® and Dicyanex®.

VESTALITE® P for PU Prepregs

VESTALITE® P 311 polyurethane resin formulations yield non-toxic, reversibly shapeable prepregs for fast and automated prepreg-compression molding with low investment costs.

LATENT HARDENERS FOR EPOXY PREPREG

Basic non-DICY based product: Ancamine® 2014AS

Basic DICY based Product: Amicure® CG-1200G curing agent is a micronized grade of dicyandiamide containing 0.5% of an inert flow control additive to inhibit clumping and improve handling. It is designed for use as a latent curing agent for epoxy resins.

Higher reactivity

Dicyanex® 1400B and Amicure® CG-1400F curing agents are micronized grades of dicyandiamide containing an inert flow control additive to inhibit clumping and improve handling. They are designed for use as a latent curing agents for epoxy resins. They have a very fine particle size for maximum reactivity and a shelf life stability of up to 6 months at 25°C in properly formulated epoxy systems.

Active > 70°C

Ancamine® 2337S is a modified aliphatic amine designed for use as a latent curing agent for epoxy resins. It shows very rapid reactivity above 70°C, excellent shelf stability at elevated temperatures. It can also be used as accelerator for dicyandiamide (DICY).

Active > 75°C

Ancamine® 2014AS is a modified aliphatic polyamine adduct designed for use as curing agent for epoxy resins. It can also be used as accelerator for dicyandiamide (DICY). Ancamine® 2014AS provides outstanding latency and rapid cure above its activation temperature of 75°C and excellent adhesion to metals and plastics.

Ancamine® 2014 FG is a finer particle size version of Ancamine® 2014AS. Compared to Ancamine® 2014AS, Ancamine® 2014FG exhibits greater reactivity at moderate cure temperatures (80-100°C) coupled with improved adhesive strength both in the presence and absence of dicyandiamide.

Active > 90°C

Ancamine® 2442 is a modified polyamine designed for use as a latent curing agent for epoxy formulations. It provides an excellent balance of low-temperature activation, good shelf stability and high glass transition temperature, and can be used in many applications requiring latency and high performance. It can also be used as accelerators for dicyandiamide (DICY).

Active > 100°C

Ancamine® 2441 is a modified polyamine designed for use as a latent curing agent for epoxy formulations. It provides an excellent balance of low-temperature activation, good shelf stability and high glass transition temperature, and can be used in many applications requiring latency and high performance. It can also be used as accelerators for dicyandiamide (DICY).

ACCELERATORS FOR EPOXY PREPREG

Basic Product

Amicure® UR2T is a substituted urea-based accelerator for dicyandiamide-cured epoxy resins. It combines excellent latency at ambient temperature with rapid cure in systems heated above its activation temperature.

Higher reactivity & TG

Curezol 2MZ Azine is a micronised imidazole derivative designed for use as a latent curing agent/ accelerator for epoxy resins. It leads to long latency and gives excellent electrical, mechanical and thermal resistance properties.

Higher reactivity & TG & lower temperatures

Imicure® EMI-24 is a high reactivity imidazole derivative designed for use as a latent curing agent/ accelerator for epoxy resins. It shows high reactivity as an accelerator for dicyandiamide and leads to high mechanical and electrical properties.

Lower temperatures

Ancamine® 2337S is a modified aliphatic amine designed for use as accelerator for dicyandiamide (DICY). It shows very rapid reactivity and excellent shelf stability. It can also be used as a latent curing agent for epoxy resins.

Ancamine® 2014AS is a modified aliphatic polyamine adduct designed for use as accelerator for dicyandiamide (DICY) in epoxy systems. It can also be used as sole curing agent for epoxy resins. Ancamine 2014AS provides outstanding latency and rapid cure.

Ancamine® 2014FG is a finer particle size version of Ancamine 2014AS. Compared to Ancamine 2014AS, Ancamine 2014FG exhibits greater reactivity coupled with improved strength.

Ancamine® 2441 is a modified polyamine designed for use as accelerators for dicyandiamide (DICY). It provides excellent balance of low-temperature activation and good shelf stability. It can also be used as a latent curing agent for epoxy formulations.

Ancamine® 2442 is a modified polyamine designed for use as accelerators for dicyandiamide (DICY). It provides excellent balance of low-temperature activation and good shelf stability. It can also be used as a latent curing agent for epoxy formulations.

SMC is known as an economic technology for the fast production of composite parts with chopped fibers in mainly a UP matrix.
VESTALITE® S improves quality with high mechanical performance and low VOC in this application.

VESTALITE® S for SMC

VESTALITE® S 101 curing agent is a high performance solution for sheet molding compound (SMC) material with low VOC when combined with a liquid epoxy resin. It has a low initial viscosity during compounding, allowing excellent fiber wetting, high fiber volume fraction and efficient processing. The high reactivity of the hardener allows fast curing in about 4 - 5 min at 150 °C.

VESTALITE® S 102 is a curing agent for epoxy resin matrix designed for SMC applications. It has a low initial viscosity during compounding, allowing excellent fiber wetting, high fiber volume fraction and efficient processing. The high reactivity of the hardener allows fast curing in about 3 min at 150 °C.

Broad field of application from rotor blades (VARTM) to automotive composites (RTM / HPRTM). Different VESTAMIN® and Ancamine® grades offer slow to fast curing systems that can be used to optimize handling during infusion and speed of production.

VESTAMIN® for infusion

Aliphatic diamines from the VESTAMIN® range are industry-standard crosslinkers for high-performance epoxy systems. Epoxy coatings are used as primers and intermediate layers because they offer outstanding mechanical, chemical and water resistance. They are extremely durable and have excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates.

Ancamine® for infusion

Ancamine® portofilio covers a wide range of modified aliphatic and cycloaliphatic curing agents with varying pot-life, viscosity, cure speed, and chemical resistance

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