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EPIKURE™ Curing Agent P-101

Description

EPIKURE Curing Agent P-101 is a versatile, chemically stable, low bake or ultra-rapid curing epoxy powder coating converter. This product is a free flowing pulverized amine adduct especially designed to cure epoxy resin powder coatings at temperatures down to 250 °F (121 °C). This allows the use of energy saving baking schedules and application to temperature sensitive substrates. EPIKURE Curing Agent P-101 is compatible with epoxy resins when extruded or hot melt mixed in the normal fashion. This results in a truly homogeneousblend of epoxy resin and Curing Agent that provides a cured film with superior appearance and performance. Because of these features, EPIKURE Curing Agent P-101 is a marked improvement over accelerated dicyandiamide type curing agents which are widely used in thin film decorative or functional epoxy powder coatings.

EPIKURE Curing Agent P-101 either can be incorporated as a curing agent with EPON™ resins 2002, 2004, or 2024 at levels of 2-4 phr1 or it can be blended with dicyandiamide to function as an accelerator. This provides the powder coating chemist with significant latitude in meeting specific formulating requirements.

Sales Specification

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Amine Value 110 - 130 mg/g ASTM D2896

Typical Properties

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Alkalinity 3.5 - 3.8 meg/gm
Appearance Free Flowing Tan Powder
Melt Viscosity 1 at 150°C 10 - 30 poise
Specific Gravity 2 at 25°C 1.16

1ICI Cone and Plate Viscometer.
2Powder Coating Institute-Recommended Procedure #4.