EPON™ Resin 2024 is a solid bisphenol A/epichlorohydrin epoxy resin that contains half a percent weight of the flow control agent, MODAFLOW1. This resin is designed specifically for formulators of thin-film functional/decorative powder coatings who desire to have the flow control agent evenly dispersed throughout the resin. EPON Resin 2024 is recommended for use in powder coatings for appliances, metal shelving, institutional furniture and automotive parts. In addition, it can be used in thick-film functional pipe and electrical insulation coatings.
Processing/How to use
Powder coatings formulated using EPON Resin 2024 give all of the benefits traditionally associated with epoxy coatings. They provide tough and durable films which have excellent adhesion to most substrates, are highly impact resistant and protect against chemical attack.
The low concentration of particulates and low moisture content in EPON Resin 2024 make this a highly desirable resin for powder coatings which must produce smooth films free of surface defects.
The addition of the MODAFLOW to the base resin provides a foolproof technique for optimum dispersing of the flow agent in a powder formulation.
Identification and Classification
Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number: No number is available because EPON Resin 2024 is a mixture. The components are found in the TSCA inventory and are listed as follows:
Base epoxy resin: CAS No. 25036-25-3
MODAFLOW: CAS No. 26376-86-3
Formulation and Application Information
Consult Technical Brochure, entitled “Formulating Powder Coatings with EPON Resins.”
Paragraph 175.300 in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations permits and regulates the use of epoxy resins such as cured EPON Resin 2024 as indirect food additives in food contact applications.
Curing agents and catalysts for EPON Resin coating systems are also regulated under several sections of Title 21, for example 175.300 and 177.2280, and are subject to the limitations imposed by these sections and the general requirements of good manufacturing practices. Consult these sections for specific examples.
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.
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.
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