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Technical Data Sheet

 

Re-issued August 2005

 

 

EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3015

 

 

Product Description

EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3015 is a low viscosity amidoamine, low imidazoline content, fastsetting epoxy curing agent based on tall oil fatty acid and polyamines

 

Application Areas/Suggested Uses

  • Concrete repairs
  • River rock mortars
  • Tooling compounds
  • Metal and plastic adhesives
  • Electrical potting
  • Castings

 

Benefits

  • Good adhesion
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low exotherm
  • Low viscosity
  • High filler loading

 

Sales Specification

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Amine value

g/eq

420 - 450

ASTM D2896

Viscosity at 25°C

cP

500 - 900

ASTM D2196

Color

Gardner

=8

ASTM D1544

 

 

 

 

 

Typical Properties

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Equivalent weight, approx.

 

95

 

Pounds/gallon @ 25 °C

lbs/gal

8.0

ASTM D1475

Appearance

 

Slightly hazy

 

Mix ratio, EPON™ Resin 828

pbw

30 - 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Properties

 

Table 1 / Epoxy Systems Cured with EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3015

 

 

Method

Units

A

B

C

D

E

EPON™ Resin 828

 

pbw

100

---

---

---

100

EPON Resin 813

 

pbw

---

100

---

---

---

EPON Resin 815

 

pbw

---

---

100

---

---

EPON Resin 8132

 

pbw

---

---

---

100

---

EPIKURE Curing Agent 3015

 

pbw

50

50

52

46

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling Properties @ 25°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial viscosity

 

cP

3,900

800

800

840

5,000

Pot life, 100 gram mass

 

minutes

49

60

59

90

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cured State Properties 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDT

ASTM D648

°C

59

33

40

36

60

Tensile strength

ASTM D638

psi

8,697

4,241

4,738

3,299

9,169

Tensile elongation at break

 

%

4.1

16.9

13.9

17.5

5.5

Flexural strength

ASTM D790

psi

13,053

6,255

7,549

4,997

14,078

Initial flexural modulus, 106

 

psi

0.35

0.19

0.23

0.14

0.39

Hardness

Shore D

 

83

71

77

64

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Resistance 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water

 

%

0.22

0.31

0.37

0.40

0.16

5% acetic acid

 

%

1.17

1.36

1.85

1.56

0.62

5% sodium hydroxide

 

%

0.21

0.25

0.31

0.36

0.20

50% xylene / 50% isopropanol

 

%

4.52

11.06

11.27

13.65

3.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Determined on 1/8-inch thick test specimens cured 24 hrs at 25 °C followed by 2 hrs at 100 °C.

2 Percent weight gain after immersion for 24 hrs at 25 °C.

 

Table 2 / Epoxy Systems Cured with EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3015

 

 

 

Units

A

B

EPON Resin 828

 

pbw

100

 

EPON Resin 8132

 

pbw

 

100

EPIKURE Curing Agent 3015

 

pbw

45

50

 

 

 

 

 

Cure Schedule

 

 

 

 

@ 25°C

 

hrs

16

18

@ 80°C

 

hrs

20

40

@ 150°C

 

hrs

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

Tensile Shear, T-3 aluminum

 

 

 

 

@ 25°C

 

psi

2,220

1,740

@ 100°C

 

psi

345

460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety, Storage & Handling

Please refer to the MSDS for the most current Safety and Handling information.

 

Please refer to the Hexion web site for Shelf Life and recommended Storage information.

 

This curing agent product may crystallize after extended storage times. It can be reconstituted by gentle warming of the entire container and its contents to approximately 80°C (176°F) until all visual evidence of crystallization has gone away. Upon cooling to normal ambient temperature conditions the product will regain its original liquid state physical properties.

 

EPIKURE Curing Agent 3015 should be kept in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry place. Product will absorb moisture and carbon dioxide which may affect viscosity or create foaming when reacted with epoxy resins. EPIKURE Curing Agent 3015 has a tendency to crystallize. Should crystallization occur, it may be converted to liquid by opening the drum bung and gently warming to approximately 80 °C (176 °F).

 

Exposure to these materials should be minimized and avoided, if feasible, through the observance of proper precautions, use of appropriate engineering controls and proper personal protective clothing and equipment, and adherence to proper handling procedures. None of these materials should be used, stored, or transported until the handling precautions and recommendations as stated in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for these and all other products being used are understood by all persons who will work with them. Questions and requests for information on Hexion, Inc. ("Hexion") products should be directed to your Hexion sales representative, or the nearest Hexion sales office. Information and MSDSs on non-Hexion products should be obtained from the respective manufacturer.

 

Packaging

Available in bulk and drum quantities.

 

 

Contact Information

For product prices, availability, or order placement, please contact customer service:

www.hexion.com/Contacts/ 

 

For literature and technical assistance, visit our website at: www.hexion.com

 

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