Waterborne epoxy resins and
amine hardeners

Why use waterborne epoxy resins and hardeners?

Since the discovery of the ambient curing epoxides and amines and the commercialisation of bisphenol-A based epoxy resins, two component epoxy amine systems have conquered a large part of the coatings, composites and adhesives market. This success is largely attributable to the excellent intrinsic properties of these systems, which are:

Anti-corrosion

Broad adhesion

Mechanical properties

Low volume shrinkage upon cure

Thirty years after these discoveries allnex, noticed the potential of these systems in waterborne applications. Already in the early 1960’s the foundation of our waterbased epoxy and amine adducts portfolio was built. The advantage of using waterborne 2K epoxy systems, is the fact that these are much lower in VOC at lower viscosity, while most of the intrinsic properties remain intact. This enables lower film build, easier application and faster dry. Our portfolio covers a wide variety of applications such as:

Anti-corrosive primers

Midcoats

Concrete flooring

Sanding primers

DTM monocoats

Mortars

In many segments such as Agricultural – Construction - Earthmoving equipment (ACE), Rail, Industrial metal and Civil engineering, allnex has been the frontrunner in creating a more sustainable environment. Recently, when the Chinese shipping-container market made a step-change with moving entirely to waterborne systems, allnex has been instrumental in this journey with localized supply. Today we keep innovating to lower the VOC and environmental impact of our products, also making them benzyl-alcohol-free, BTX-free or HAPS-free or reducing the amount of free-amines.

We focus on market needs and regulations but also provide tailor made solutions. If you are wondering how to formulate 2K waterbased epoxy systems, please have a look at our epoxy webinars or reach out to our technical experts.

Contact our regional experts for more information and free samples.

PRODUCT SELECTOR FOR WATERBORNE EPOXY RESINS AND HARDENERS

Features and Benefits

Environmentally friendly

Low VOC | Low Odour

Ease to handle

Easy clean-up | Shear-stable

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Additives for your waterborne epoxy formulations

With the increasing demand of water based industrial coating systems, additive producers are challenged to design innovative systems that meet higher industrial standards. New generations of coatings attempt to  improve features like drying speed, durability, corrosion resistance as well as color, performance and appearance. Water based epoxy formulations, however; require even more attention with respect to additive utilization as by nature their polymer structure is quite sensitive to many typical ingredients of additives. We have, therefore; designed a series of new additives that can be easily formulated to improve the overall performance of water based epoxy resin formulations. As example, our latest generation of “low ion migration – LIM” based pigment wetting & dispersing additives provide improved anti-corrosive performance.

Unique dispersants

Unique
Dispersants

ADDITOL® VXW 6208More information

ADDITOL® VXW 6208/60More information

  • Non-ionic pigment anchoring
  • Best solution for high corrosion protection
  • For all pigments/fillers
  • Concentrates & direct grinds
Surface tension matters

Surface tension matters

ADDITOL® XW 6580More information

ADDITOL® VXW 6503 NMore information

  • Best in class dynamic surface energy control
  • Low and zero VOC effectiveness
  • Designed for WB Epoxy systems
Foam killer

Foam
killer

ADDITOL® VXW 6393More information

  • Tailor made foam control Additive for WB Epoxy systems
  • Silicone free
  • Highly compatible in all stages of production
No vertical limits

No vertical
limits

ADDITOL® VXW 6388More information

  • Special associative rheology control Additive
  • Easy incorporation & outstanding compatibility
  • Low shear active – for all spray applications

CONTACT OUR EXPERTS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FREE SAMPLES

Karl Rossmann

Expert for epoxy resins and hardeners

Specialist in polymer and resin chemistry for epoxies, alkyds, acrylics and polyurethanes

Business development and technical expert with 25 years coating formulation expertise

Your contact to help in any paint development for General Industry, ACE, RAIL & Protective

Karl Rossmann