Raw Materials & Equipment

Reichhold introduces waterborne

October 20, 2006

Reichhold, Inc. has introduced a new waterborne epoxy curing agent. Epotuf 37-685 for industrial maintenance applications provides the corrosion protection of solventborne coatings with waterborne chemistry. Epotuf 37-685 is an amine-functional dispersion which can be used to formulate two-component, waterborne epoxy systems with properties comparable to conventional solvent-based, two-component epoxy coatings. Coatings based on Epotuf 37-685 are used in direct-to-metal applications and offer low VOC, good corrosion resistance, high hardness, good adhesion in humid conditions and good chemical resistance. Epotuf 37-685 is designed for industrial maintenance or “field applied” applications where customers require solventborne epoxy performance, but need to meet ever tightening VOC regulations. Applications based on Epotuf 37-685 include spray, brush or roll-applied coatings such as medium-heavy duty industrial maintenance primers, light-duty, direct-to-metal coatings, rail and transportation coatings and concrete sealers, primers and topcoats. End-use applications for Epotuf 37-685-based coatings include industrial maintenance of storage tanks, pipes, steel structures, rail cars, railings, gratings and stairways. More info: Reichhold, (919) 990-7500; Fax: (919) 990-7749;