COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) will showcase its recently developed NextGen Epoxy™ Waterborne System at ABRAFATI 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil today. The NextGen EpoxyTM Waterborne system offers coatings performance comparable to solvent-borne systems while meeting stringent Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations.
The key to the new system is a novel, water-soluble amine curing agent called EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 8530-W-75. This solvent-free curing agent has a lower equivalent weight which means that formulators can use less to cure the same amount of epoxy resin. This curing agent, when combined with EPI-REZ™ Resin 7520-WD-52, delivers lower VOC, faster dry and good hardness development. This NextGen Epoxy™ WB System can be used to formulate ultra-low VOC coatings (on concrete and on metal at less than 100 g/L VOC content).
“Our NextGen EpoxyTM Waterborne system offers a unique proprietary solution without the premium price often associated with high-performance waterborne epoxies,” said Ann Frederix, Senior Vice President, Epoxy Specialties. “To meet the demands of ever increasingly stringent VOC regulations, our epoxy resin technology continues to evolve to meet new and more demanding applications. Through a balance of performance and price, our waterborne, ultra-low VOC epoxy systems deliver a unique solution, such as improved product stability, superior freeze-thaw stability and an extended working pot life, to a wider range of coatings customers.”
Recommended applications for Hexion’s NextGen Epoxy™ Waterborne System include: concrete coatings for floors and walls; industrial maintenance coatings for metal; agricultural & construction equipment coatings; railway coatings; and coatings for metal automotive parts and accessories.
To learn more about these products, visit Hexion at booth 45 at ABRAFATI 2017, attend our technical presentations or log onto http://www.hexion.com/nextgenepoxy.
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.