Press release
April 15, 2024

New fast-curing and UV-resistant Ancamine® 2880 boosts Evonik’s curing agent portfolio


  • New modified cycloaliphatic epoxy curing agent addresses current performance gaps of existing products 
  • Offers good balance of fast cure speed with strong carbamation, water-spotting and chemical resistance 
  • Excellent aesthetics and EH&S profile make Ancamine® 2880 ideal for topcoat flooring applications


Allentown, USA. Evonik has launched a new fast-curing and UV-resistant epoxy curing agent, Ancamine® 2880, that offers excellent mechanical properties, abrasion resistance, and color stability throughout its service life. With its low color and high gloss, Ancamine® 2880 is perfect for flooring applications that require excellent surface appearance. In addition, Evonik’s new globally available low viscosity curing agent offers ambient and low temperature curing for easy application, and its rapid hardness development enables early walk-on floors.

"Our customers need solutions that provide performance advantages and meet the latest labeling requirements, so we are excited to introduce our new high-performance curing agent in the Ancamine® series to the market,” said Christian Schmidt, Head of the Crosslinkers business line. “Ancamine® 2880 addresses the performance gaps found with existing available curing agents and its excellent EH&S profile make it a game-changer for the coatings market."  

Ancamine® 2880 offers outstanding abrasion and carbamation resistance for excellent aesthetics even under adverse conditions. Its strong resistance to different classes of chemicals and UV stability, makes Ancamine® 2880 a preferred choice not only for industrial and decorative floor coatings, but also for general high solids coatings. 

Ancamine® 2880 offers an enhanced EH&S profile and underscores Evonik’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the global coatings industry by providing innovative solutions that satisfy the highest performance and environmental standards.  

For more technical and performance information about Ancamine® 2880, please visit

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.66 billion in 2023. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable, and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


The Specialty Additives division combines the businesses of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers. They make end products more valuable, more durable, save more energy and simply better. As formulation experts in fast growing markets such as coatings, mobility, infrastructure and consumer goods, Specialty Additives combines a small amount with a big effect. With its 3,500 employees the division generated sales of €3.52 billion in 2023.


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