Phenolic and amino crosslinkers are used with epoxy, polyester, acrylic and alkyd resins and provide the desired balance of flexibility, exterior durability, chemical resistance and film toughness. CYCAT® acid catalysts enhance crosslinking for low acid-containing polymers and lower-temperature applications. The new CYMEL® NF formaldehyde-free crosslinkers are ideal for applications where formaldehyde emissions are a concern.
This brochure provides product characteristics, compositional information and brief general comments on CYMEL® amino crosslinkers used in industrial coatings applications including automotive, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), kitchen cabinets, metal food and beverage packaging, metal building products and general metal finishing.
allnex supplies acid catalysts for accelerating the cure response of amino crosslinking agents. Each catalyst is designed to fulfill a specific applications requirement, and in most cases, one catalyst will be preferable over another depending on formula composition and curing conditions.
allnex has a long history as a phenolic coating resins producer. Today, phenolic resins are used in a wide variety of applications, including many types of high-performance coatings, including can coatings. To address the needs of our customers, we continue to develop new, innovative phenolic resins solutions.