High purity, low odour, lighter colour multipurpose resin modifier, epoxy diluent, and accelerator for coatings and adhesives. Designed to reduce VOC levels and viscosity on coating systems, and replaces (or reduces) levels of hazardous accelerators like nonylphenol.
$0.00Market: Adhesives, Coatings-Industrial, Coatings-Transportation, Concrete Floor Coating, Construction Adhesive, General Industrial Adhesive, Marine Coating, Primer, Protective/Maintenance Coating
Product Type: Curing Agents & Crosslinkers
Product Category: Accelerators, Epoxy Curing Agents
Cardolite® NX-2026 is a high purity, low odour, lighter colour multipurpose resin modifier and accelerator designed for use in coatings, adhesives, and other applications. The long hydrophobic aliphatic side chain of the cardanol molecule gives this product a very low viscosity and provides excellent early water resistance and corrosion protection. Used as an epoxy diluent and accelerator, high viscosity solvent or solvent-free formulations can achieve enhanced workability, higher solids, and faster cure without sacrificing other performance properties using this product.
Cardolite® NX-2026 was designed as an accelerator and formulation tool to reduce VOC levels and viscosity on coating systems used in heavy duty marine, protective, industrial, and floor coatings. Although higher in viscosity than some other modifiers, the structure of this product gives excellent dilution efficiency to help rapidly reduce viscosity for improved pigment wetting, flexibility, and general application properties. Coating physical properties such as water resistance, corrosion protection, color stability, chemical resistance, and gloss are not significantly compromised with the addition of NX-2026. This product can be added to either component of an epoxy system to provide good cure acceleration and replace or reduce levels of hazardous accelerators like nonylphenol.
Features and Benefits:
- Lowers viscosity while maintaining performance
- Preserves chemical and water resistance
- Good dilution and acceleration effects
- Improves flexibility
- Improves pigment-wetting properties
- Usable on both sides on an epoxy formulation
- Light colour
- Low odour
- Low migration rate
- Low volatility and high flash point
- Based from natural, renewable, non-food raw material feedstock
Learn more benefits: Cardolite NX-2026 vs Nonyl phenol in various applications
|Colour (Gardner)||≤ 2||ASTM D1544|
|Viscosity at 25°C (cPs)||≤ 60||ASTM D2196|
|Purity (%)||≥ 96||NTM-GC3|
|Density at 25°C (kg/L)||0.92 – 0.94||ASTM D1475|
|Property||Typical Value||Test Method|
|Flash Point||> 260°C/500°F||ASTM D93|
|Recommended Use Level (% of Total Resin Weight)||≤ 20||–|
|Shelf Life (months)||12|
*Typical properties are not to be construed as specifications
Cardolite Corporation is a privately held manufacturer of the world’s largest variety of products derived from cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a renewable natural resource. The unique properties of CNSL are used to develop and produce a wide range of specialty curing agents, resins, and diluents for coatings, adhesives, composites and friction applications.
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