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Technical Data Sheet

 

Re-issued August 2005

 

 

EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3030

 

 

Product Description

EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3030 is a very low viscosity amidoamine, medium imidazoline content epoxy curing agent based on tall oil fatty acid and polyamines. It is moderately fast setting and exhibits excellent epoxy resin compatibility in systems “as is” or with co-curing agents such as EPIKURE Curing Agent 3381.

 

Application Areas/Suggested Uses

  • High solids coatings
  • Floorings
  • Castings
  • Concrete repair
  • Metal and plastic adhesives
  • Electrical potting
  • Conformal coatings

 

Benefits

  • Excellent epoxy resin compatibility
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Low viscosity
  • Moderate pot life
  • High filler loading
  • Excellent wetting characteristics

 

Sales Specification

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Amine value

g/eq

400 - 425

ASTM D2896

Viscosity at 25°C

cP

300 - 600

ASTM D2196

Color

Gardner

=9

ASTM D1544

 

 

 

 

 

Typical Properties

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Equivalent weight, approx.

 

95

 

Pounds/gallon @ 25 °C

lbs/gal

7.9

ASTM D1475

Appearance

 

Clear and free of foreign particles

 

Mix ratio, EPON™ Resin 828

pbw

40 - 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Properties

 

Table 1 / Epoxy Systems Cured with EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3030

 

 

Method

Units

A

B

C

D

EPON™ Resin 828

 

pbw

100

 

 

100

EPON Resin 813

 

pbw

 

100

100

 

EPIKURE Curing Agent 3030

 

pbw

50

50

40

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling Properties @ 25°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial viscosity

 

cP

4,100

720

4,300

3,500

Pot life, 100 gram mass

 

minutes

125

193

159

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cured State Properties 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDT

ASTM D648

°C

54

38

57

51

Tensile strength

ASTM D638

psi

7,667

4,165

8,421

6,607

Tensile elongation at break

 

%

5.5

11.3

4.5

8.7

Flexural strength

ASTM D790

psi

12,465

8,341

13,709

11,601

Initial flexural modulus, 106

 

psi

0.36

0.25

0.39

0.34

Hardness

Shore D

 

81

78

82

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Resistance 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water

 

%

0.19

0.27

0.16

0.20

5% acetic acid

 

%

0.74

1.48

0.40

1.53

5% sodium hydroxide

 

%

0.18

0.24

0.15

0.20

50% xylene / 50% isopropanol

 

%

2.55

-0.53

1.24

5.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

EPIKURE Curing Agent 3030 should be kept in 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.

 

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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