January 22, 2008 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) today introduced Anquamine®721 and 731 epoxy curing agents, two new waterborne epoxy curing agents for the flooring and concrete coatings markets. The two new products offer excellent performance and provide environmental benefits in a very cost effective way to protect concrete.
Anquamine 721 and Anquamine 731 epoxy curing agents give users the ability to use less binder, more filler and water as a diluent, which translates to cost savings to formulators. The curing agents feature excellent adhesion to concrete, rapid hardness development and good handling and concrete protection properties. They also offer low color and carbamation resistance for a high aesthetics finish. Since they are waterborne, Anquamine 721 and 731 emit zero VOCs, and exhibit very low odor.
Anquamine 721 curing agent is ideal for thin film applications such as concrete primers and paints. Anquamine 731 curing agent is ideal for high-film build applications such as self leveling floors, mortars, and grouts.
“Anquamine 721 and 731 epoxy curing agents offer coatings manufacturers high performance, economic savings and zero VOCs,” said Zay Risinger, epoxy additives Global Business Manager. “Air Products’ 40 years experience and global reach give our customers the competitive advantage they are looking for in epoxy curing agents.”
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products has annual revenues of $10 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 22,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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