Product News: Chemicals & Chemical Processing
Silicone Curative optimizes epoxy polysiloxane topcoats.
Press Release Summary:
July 8, 2014 - Designed to optimize durable flexibility of epoxy polysiloxane protective topcoats in marine applications, without sacrificing weatherability, SiVanceÂ® C1008 Curative solves problems of brittleness and cracking that can develop over time as coating cures. Product is fully miscible with hydrogenated bisphenol-A epoxy resins. In addition to marine applications, C1008 is suited for coatings used on piping, bridges, wind turbines, offshore platforms, structural steel, and heavy equipment.
Original Press Release
SiVance, LLC Introduces Advanced New SiVance® C1008 Curative for Protective Marine and Infrastructure Coating Applications
Press release date: June 30, 2014
Spartanburg, S.C. – SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, today unveiled SiVance® C1008 Curative, a new silicone curative that significantly improves the durable flexibility of epoxy polysiloxane protective topcoats in marine and infrastructure applications, without sacrificing weatherability. The development of this new curative technology solves a major challenge common to epoxy polysiloxanes: brittleness and cracking that can develop over time as the coating cures.
“Our new C1008 Curative is a much-needed solution for increasing the performance and toughness of protective epoxy polysiloxane topcoats used in highly corrosive environments,” said Jeff Jones, business development director, SiVance LLC. “Regular maintenance on marine applications and infrastructures can be very time consuming and costly, but protective coatings made with SiVance’s C1008 Curative help to combat this challenge. This new technology is yet another example of our company’s commitment to proactively addressing its customers’ needs.”
In addition to demanding marine topcoat applications where resistance to sea water, ultraviolet light and chemicals is critical, SiVance’s new C1008 Curative technology is designed for coatings for piping, bridges, wind turbines, offshore platforms, tank exteriors, structural steel and heavy equipment. It utilizes a proprietary molecular structure that provides enhanced compatibility in epoxy systems. The product is fully miscible with hydrogenated bisphenol-A epoxy resins. Compatibilization of C1008 Curative in other epoxy resins is possible with the use of solvents (methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), xylenes, etc.) or reactive diluents.
The new C1008 Curative is available globally in commercial quantities and is currently registered under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, with other global approvals in progress.
About SiVance, LLC
SiVance, LLC is a leader in silicone chemistry, focusing on the development and manufacture of specialty silicone technologies and intermediates required to modify basic silicone polymers. Strategically positioned within the silicone supply chain, SiVance offers silanes, siloxanes and silazanes imparted with various functionalities, including vinyl, hydride, amino groups as well as fluorinated silicones, alkytrialkoxysilanes and custom manufacturing for customers in need of precision performance. Silicone in its most basic form is a fully synthetic polymer with a repeating Si-O (chemical) backbone, a basic starting point from which our silicone experts can synthesize a range of products delivering certain characteristics required in specific customer applications.
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.millikenchemical.com or www.millikenchemical.com/sivance.
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