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Issued: July 2004

Fast Cure, Low Viscosity, Highly Flexible, Systems using EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3164, EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550, and EPON™ Resin 8111
RP: 4036 Introduction EPIKURE Curing Agent 3164 is a proprietary oligomeric polyamine for structural and coating applications. It features exceptional strength, toughness and elongation in epoxy formulations. However, the high viscosity and slower cure speed can make it less attractive for use in coating formulations. Enhanced formulations can be prepared using EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 to lower the viscosity and EPON Resin 8111 to accelerate the cure. These changes minimize the impact on properties, especially the flexibility, while retaining a high degree of toughness. Features • • • • • • • • • Maintains high flexibility – percent elongation greater than 100% Lower mix viscosities Faster dry times in under 24 hours Resistant to surface blush and amine exudates Flexible joint fillers Adhesives Castings Impact resistant coatings High flexibility coatings

Suggested Uses

EPIKOTE

EPON EPIKURE EPI-REZ HELOXY CARDURA

VEOVA

and EPON 8115 will NOT accelerate the cure of EPIKURE 3164. Both the neat EPIKURE 3164. (AHEW). and EPIKURE 3164.000 <12 8. Highly Flexible. Low Viscosity. polyacrylate-modified resins like EPON 8021. EPIKOTE EPON EPIKURE EPI-REZ HELOXY CARDURA VEOVA .62 ASTM D2196 ASTM D1544 Wt. Other.10 <1 7. The EPIKURE 3125 is a standard polyamide curative with a non critical combining ratio. while retaining the flexibility of the neat EPIKURE 3164. Table 1 provides comparative data for these systems.2 58 .5:7.100 <1 9. (EEW) Viscosity @ 25°C Color Density EPIKURE Curing Agent 3164 Equivalent Weight. and is tougher and more chemically resistant. EPON 8161. or the blend curative. This blend also has a longer pot life.5) Information will reduce the curative viscosity by 50%. Systems using EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3164.9 General A blend of EPIKURE Curing Agent 3164 and EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 (92. Viscosity @ 25°C Color Density EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 Equivalent Weight. approx. The EPIKURE 3266 is another flexible curative. Table 2 presents information on the superior flexibility of the EPIKURE 3164/ EPIKURE 9550 blend when compared with EPIKURE Curing Agent 3125. EPIKURE Curing Agent 3266.SC: 4036 Fast Cure. per gallon cup cP Gardner lbs/gal 7. EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550. and EPON™ Resin 8111 Page 2 Typical Properties EPON Resin 8111 Epoxide Equivalent Weight. and the blended curative can be accelerated for faster drying times using a multifunctional polyacrylate-modified resin like EPON Resin 8111 with minimal loss in flexibility. approx. Viscosity @ 25°C Color Density Test Method ASTM D1652 ASTM D445 ASTM D1544 Wt. (AHEW). per gallon cup Unit g/eq cP Gardner lbs/gal Value 140 800-1. at two combining ratios.000 -10.5 256 ASTM D2196 ASTM D1544 Wt. lower functionality. per gallon cup cP Gardner lbs/gal 8 .

8 37 121 Values reported as percent weight gain (3”x1”x0.2 >24 >24 371 10. Highly Flexible. Systems using EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3164. EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550.57 5 4.300 3.SC: 4036 Fast Cure. Low Viscosity.9 44 295 36 31 0.8 1. then 2 hrs @ 100°C lb/in 60 270 43 61 psi % psi 695 189 --1651 233 --359 160 317 526 158 495 ASTM D2240 D D % % % 45 19 0. EPIKOTE EPON EPIKURE EPI-REZ HELOXY CARDURA VEOVA .00 0 28 1. 100 gram mass Thin Film Dry Time (6 mil) Dry to Touch Cotton Free Thru Dry Cured State Properties Cure Schedule Tear Strength Tensile Strength Elongation Modulus Hardness. and EPON™ Resin 8111 Page 3 Performance Table 1 / Properties of Epoxy Resins in Combination with EPIKURE™ Curing Properties Agent 3164 and a blend of EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 with EPIKURE 3164. Method Composition (parts by weight) EPON Resin 8132 EPON Resin 828 EPON Resin 8111 CARDURA™ E-10P EPIKURE Curing Agent 3164 EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 Handling Properties @ 25°C Resin Viscosity Resin (or resin blend) Curative (or curative blend) Mix Gel time.4 16 SHYODU ASTM D5895 371 4. Durometer D 7 days @ RT 24 hrs @ RT.1 38 179 21 25 0.5 ASTM D2196 cP cP cP min. 2 hrs @ 100C Chemical Resistance 1 Water 5% acetic acid 50/50 xylene/IPA 1 Units pbw pbw pbw pbw pbw pbw A 100 B 100 C 30 50 20 152 D 30 50 20 114 9 125 92.230 82 10 >24 >24 600 4.125” specimens) after immersion for 24 hours @ 23°C.2 ASTM D624 ASTM D638 24 hrs @ RT. hrs hrs hrs 600 10.5 7.7 --208 25 25 1.900 27 0.575 1.300 6.900 138 11.7 2 9.

Highly Flexible.16 168 149 154 695 189 --- 270 1.65 1 233 --- EPIKOTE EPON EPIKURE EPI-REZ HELOXY CARDURA VEOVA .) Agent 3164 and EPIKURE Curing Agent 3266.5 7.610 98 44 99 111 0. Low Viscosity. EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550. and the EPIKURE 9550 / EPIKURE 3164 blend.5 C 100 D 100 E 100 cP cP 600 63.300 600 4.300 600 63. Systems using EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3164.54 5 600 10.SC: 4036 Fast Cure. two flexibilizing curatives.57 5 ASTM D624 ASTM D638 lb/in psi % psi 24 hrs @ RT. a Properties standard polyamide curative with a non critical combining ratio. Method Composition (parts by weight) EPON Resin 8132 EPIKURE Curing Agent 3125 EPIKURE Curing Agent 3266 EPIKURE Curing Agent 3164 EPIKURE Curing Agent 9550 Handling Properties @ 25°C Resin Viscosity Resin Curative (or curative blend) Cured State Properties Cure Schedule Tear Strength Tensile Strength Elongation Modulus ASTM D2196 Units pbw pbw pbw pbw pbw A 100 114 B 100 200 133 125 92. EPIKURE Curing (cont.300 600 2. then 2 hrs @ 100°C 399 35 74 60 2. and EPON™ Resin 8111 Page 4 Performance Table 2 / Properties of EPON Resin 8132 with EPIKURE Curing Agent 3125.

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