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Can I design a low-cost, two-component waterborne epoxy coating that still maintains excellent performance on steel?

David Dubowik David Dubowik
Principal Applications Chemist

Higher performance waterborne epoxy coatings have traditionally been offered at a cost premium, a result of the waterborne epoxy curing agent and the specialty resins and/or resin dispersions which are necessary to make the system perform. In order to achieve costs comparable to solvent-based epoxy coatings, a system based on standard epoxy resins and a curing agent designed for use with those resins is needed.

Anquamine® 456 curing agent can be used to formulate low-cost, two-component waterborne coatings that perform like solvent-based systems. This product is a self-emulsifying, non-ionically stabilized amine which offers the following benefits:

  • It can be used with standard liquid resins and optionally modified with solid or flexibilized resins.
  • Cost-in-use is competitive with solvent-based products, and much lower than traditional high-performance waterborne systems.
  • Coatings made with Anquamine 456 offer high corrosion and chemical resistance, excellent wet adhesion, low odor and easy cleanup.
  • It is recommended for industrial maintenance, marine, general metal and institutional coatings.
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