Modern technology demands specialized materials that function in extreme environments. Even as performance requirements increase, there is pressure to achieve results at the best possible price point. But balancing processing/property requirements such as curing temperature, curing cycle, heat resistance and toughness is no easy task. Specialized, multifunctional epoxy resins offer one path. But what if you can achieve the results you seek at a lower cost by using traditional DGEBA epoxy resins?
With a history of use dating back to the 1960s, anhydrides are time-tested and versatile thermal curatives for epoxy resins. While they represent legacy technology, epoxy-anhydride cure systems produce modern components for products including smartphones and electric vehicles.
Investigation into Epoxy Systems from Fine Chemical & Formulating Experts
Jayhawk Fine Chemicals, Crosslink Technologies, Evonik, and Dixie Chemicals collaborated on a robust investigation of various epoxy-anhydride cure systems, with a focus on accelerator selection. The results of this study will provide you with applied data and helpful tips to help formulate epoxy cure systems.
Thought leaders from these companies sat down to discuss the results and share their combined industry experience. We are excited to release this discussion as a series of videos to provide you with valuable insights into epoxy resin cure systems and key formulating tips.
The first video provides a review of the benefits and successes of epoxy-anhydride systems. Future editions will expand on a variety of related topics and provide you with further guidance. If you have experience using epoxy-anhydride cure systems or are considering them for the first time, these short videos will offer valuable and insightful information. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel using the link below to get notifications of each new release. If you have any general queries, feel free to contact the Jayhawk team directly.