Very light colour, low viscosity, monofunctional epoxy reactive diluent designed for coatings, adhesives, epoxy. Designed for solvent-based and solvent-free epoxy systems used in heavy-duty marine, protective, industrial, and floor coatings.
Cardolite® Ultra LITE 513
$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® Ultra LITE 513 is a very light colour, low viscosity, monofunctional epoxy reactive diluent designed for coatings, adhesives, and other epoxy applications. The long hydrophobic aliphatic side chain of cardanol gives this product a very low viscosity and provides excellent water resistance, flexibility, and thermal shock resistance. High viscosity solvent or solvent-free formulations can achieve enhanced workability and higher solids without sacrificing other performance properties using this product.
While usable in many epoxy applications, Cardolite® Ultra LITE 513 was designed for solvent-based and solvent-free epoxy systems used in heavy-duty marine, protective, industrial, and floor coatings. It can lower the viscosity and bring extra flexibility to coating formulations without sacrificing water resistance and anti-corrosion properties. This product is also useful as an epoxy chain terminator for extending the pot life of systems. As formulations reach higher and higher levels of solids, this product serves as an excellent tool for controlling these critical formulation parameters. Cardolite® Ultra LITE 513 can also be used in potable water applications* and has shown very low migration levels compared to other diluents.
*Dependent on country regulations
Features and Benefits:
- Very light colour
- Adds flexibility and lowers viscosity while maintaining performance
- Excellent chemical and water resistance
- Increased thermal shock resistance
- Good dilution effect
- Compatible with most epoxy resins
- Aids in overcoming epoxy resin and curing agent incompatibilities
- Low volatility and high flash point
- Based from natural, renewable, non-food raw material feedstock
For performance data, check out Ultra LITE 513 – Epoxy Modifiers
|Colour (Gardner)||≤ 1||ASTM D1544|
|Viscosity at 25°C (cPs)||20 – 35||ASTM D2196|
|Epoxy Equivalent Weight (EEW)||350 – 425||ASTM D1652-97|
|Hydrolyzable Chlorine (%)||≤ 0.5||ASTM D1726-11|
|Volatile Loss (% weight)||≤ 0.2||ASTM D2369-98|
|Property||Typical Value||Test Method|
|Flash Point||> 270°C/518°F||ASTM D93|
|Density at 25°C (kg/L)||0.95 – 0.98||ASTM D1475|
|Density at 25°C (lbs/gal)||7.92 – 8.17||ASTM D1475|
|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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