Ultra-low emission epoxy systems for long term metal protection

Our latest amine curing agent technology allows for the design of ultra-low emission epoxy paints that meet VOC and environmental regulations without compromising on handling or performance

Epoxy-based paints are very well-established coating systems for metal protection in marine and protective applications. However, today the coatings industry is faced with the constant challenge of providing solutions that comply with both emerging VOC regulations, and more varied and stringent environmental protection standards across the globe. Modern marine coatings must not contain any hazardous air pollutants that can harm human health, nor should they cause any negative environmental impact on the world’s oceans. Removing solvents and plasticizers in paint formulations help, but but these high solid formulations experience difficulties in offering good balance of pot-life, dry time, viscosity and flexibility. While, the plasticizers used can also slowly leach out of coatings decreasing flexibility over time and changing the performance of the coating, increasing maintenance costs.

To overcome those challenges, we have developed a new class of amine curing agent technology, which allows the design of ultra-low emission epoxy paints without compromising in handling or performance properties of the traditional solvent-based systems. Our smart designed technology exhibits very low viscosity, requiring little or no plasticizers for full cure to ensure the coatings are more likely to maintain the performance over their service life. At the same time, it yields high barrier properties, excellent flexibility and very good adhesion on metals. Breakthrough developments like this are helping to ensure marine coatings meet stringent new VOC emission regulations without comprising performance.

High solids coatings with ultra low VOC

Ancamide® 2769 curing agent is a modified polyamide designed for use with liquid epoxy resin.

Applications

  • High solids marine and maintenance coatings
  • General protective coatings
  • Tank and container coatings

Benefits

  • Very low viscosity
  • Nosolvent and plasticizers
  • Excellent compatibility with liquid epoxy resin
  • No induction time
  • Good through cure and appearance at 10°C
  • Good corrosion resistance

Ancamine® 2739 curing agent is a modified polyamine curing agent intended for use as a curing agent for diluted liquid epoxy resin at ambient and low temperature application (10°C).

Applications

  • Low emission coatings and flooring systems
  • Chemically resistant, high solid coatings
  • Industrial flooring applications

Benefits

  • Fast cure and development of properties at ambient and low temperature
  • High resistance to carbamation and water spotting
  • High mechanical and chemical resistances

Ancamine® 2712M curing agent is a modified polyamine curing agent intended for use as a curing agent for diluted liquid epoxy resin at ambient and low temperature application (10°C).

Applications

  • Low emission coatings and flooring systems
  • Chemically resistant, high solid coatings
  • Industrial flooring applications

Benefits

  • Fast cure and development of properties at ambient and low temperatures
  • High resistance to carbamation and water spotting
  • High mechanical and chemical resistances

Please note that products may not be available in every country. Consult with your area sales manager for further information.