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Introduction to Polyaspartics

Introduction:

In 1907 Leo Baekeland, a Belgian-American chemist, developed a new synthetic polymer with a combination of phenol and formaldehyde that he called Bakelite. Since then, additional synthetic resins were developed that formed a basis for protective and decorative polymeric coatings.

Over the years, epoxies, polyurethanes, and polyureas formed the backbone technologies for high performance coatings. Among these polymers, polyureas exhibited outstanding commercial acceptance compared with epoxies and urethanes, where an amine is made to react with a polyisocyanate to produce a fast-setting coating. Polyureas have advantages as a coating system that includes rapid cure, high elongation, excellent abrasion resistance, and outstanding tear strength. Polyureas generally lack the ability to resist color degradation upon exposure to UV. The polyureas formed by the reaction of a polyaspartic amine with an aliphatic isocyanate maintain exceptional clarity and provide excellent resistance to fading upon exposure to sun and weathering, and these polyureas are called polyaspartics.

Polyaspartics have allowed us to achieve the following standards:

One-coat application – normally applied at 6-8 mils, but can be applied up to 16-18 mils, or more, in a single coat application;
Rapid curing compared with epoxies and urethanes — resulting in a return-to-service in a few hours or the next day;
Weatherability – UV stable, color-fastness and non-yellowing compared with epoxies, along with high gloss and stain resistance;
Tough, Hard, Abrasion-Resistant Films – Scratch, abrasion and scruff resistance is greater than epoxies or urethanes;
Low VOC’s – Can be formulated for low viscosity at high solids or without solvents and with excellent flow and leveling in contrast to solvent-dependent epoxy and urethane coatings formulations where solvent odors restrict use;
Low-Temperature Applications – Can be applied at temperatures from -30°F up to 140°F;
Chemical Resistance and Good Mechanical Properties — Enables a wide-variety of applications; and
Flexibility – Polyaspartics can now be formulated with extraordinary flexibility and strength, allowing for application on flexible substrates such as wood, plastics, and metal.

These characteristics make polyaspartic coatings ideal for concrete flooring applications as well as many other applications, including:

Concrete Resurfacing
Direct-to-Metal
Wood Coatings
Plastics Coatings
Wind Turbines
Hybrid Technologies
Composites
Gel Coats
Patching Compounds, Joint and Crack Fillers and Putties
Concrete Decking

Chemistry of Polyaspartics:

Aspartics are prepared by Michael addition of di-amines onto maleic acid which are secondary aliphatic di-amines. Steric hindrance is built into the molecule via the di-amine, which has a significant advantage over conventional polyamines, the use of which is limited by extremely high reactivity with low-cost aromatic polyisocyanates. Thus, polyaspartics make up a special class of hindered secondary amines whose reactivity is custom-designed for desired performance using conventional application methods.

Compared to the typical secondary amines, polyaspartic chemistry allows coatings to be formulated with sufficient pot life as well as low viscosity to allow the use of a brush or roller. In addition, faster return-to-service has enabled polyaspartic coatings to save time and money for the applicator.

Compared to the traditional polyurethane chemistry, the reactivity between the amine and the aliphatic polyisocyanate in polyaspartic chemistry enables the formulator to forgo using a tin catalyst, and this allows the polyaspartic coating to be applied at higher film thicknesses than the traditional polyurethane coatings. This minimizes bubble formation and bubble release caused by the carbon dioxide gas produced by tin when it catalyzes the isocyanate reaction with water. Bubbles and foam are especially present when polyurethane coatings catalyzed with tin are applied at higher levels of humidity.

Applications:

In 2016 a new technology for polyaspartics was introduced to the industry by Pflaumer Brothers, Inc., consisting of new, low viscosity trimer polyisocyanates developed especially to extend the working time of 2-K polyaspartics. Continuous research by Pflaumer focused on innovative chemistries to develop a new polyaspartic amine, commercialized in 2018, used by itself or as a modifier to extend working time in combination with conventional trimer polyisocyanates. Polyaspartic polyurea overcomes many of the practical complexities of a polyurea, while retaining the finest properties of both polyurea and aliphatic urethane. Polyaspartic is a type of polyurea (actually a polyaspartic aliphatic polyurea) where the –NCO terminated pre-polymer is reacted with secondary or hindered aliphatic di-amines, resulting in polyurea linkages, but giving ample time (20-30 minutes) for application by conventional methods like brushing or rolling.

Pflaumer also introduced new functional additives during this period to improve flow and leveling along with bubble release, thus improving overall appearance with brush and roller applications. Reactive and non-reactive diluents were added in 2018, replacing conventional solvents and enabling the formulation of high solids polyaspartics at low viscosities. Colorants specifically developed for polyaspartics by Pflaumer were introduced that enabled the formulator to offer special designs both indoors and outdoors to their clients. Thus, by 2020, the coatings chemist was able to formulate polyaspartics with working time, color, appearance, performance, and application properties approaching that of epoxies and urethanes – but with a system capable of one-coat application and a quick return-to-service.

Polyaspartics have a relatively low viscosity compared with conventional polyureas, and they provide good wetting ability onto properly prepared concrete and can be applied at higher dry-film thickness in a single coat, apart from UV stability and excellent chemical and abrasion resistance. Polyaspartics can be applied at a wide range of temperatures, bonds easily to concrete surfaces, and cures to touch within an hour or so. It can be formulated to be flexible enough to bridge small cracks, and can withstand relatively higher temperatures when cured, and impart bubble-free, high gloss films.

The stunning advantage of polyaspartic chemistry is its fast cure which means that there is virtually no down time and one thick layer can be applied in a single application in a single day. The coating is easily applied at room temperature, requires no external heat source for curing, and the surface can be walked on after just a few hours.

Teraspartic® 292

Teraspartic® 292 provides relatively greater working time and is designed for use in high-performance, fast-cure, low VOC, low-odor coatings for application when properly formulated over a variety of substrates. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal, plastics, composites, and wood, with and without primer, when properly formulated. Excellent intercoat adhesion also allows application on epoxy and polyurethane. An outstanding attribute of polyaspartic coatings is in one-coat applications that are labor-efficient for the applicator. Polyaspartic coatings are easy to apply, are durable against weathering, are very resistant to yellowing, and provide excellent gloss retention. Polyaspartic coatings can be modified and formulated to meet specific requirements of application, including cure-time, viscosity, film-build, and corrosion resistance.

Teraspartic® 295

Teraspartic® 292 provides relatively greater working time and is designed for use in high-performance, fast-cure, low VOC, low-odor coatings for application when properly formulated over a variety of substrates. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal, plastics, composites, and wood, with and without primer, when properly formulated. Excellent intercoat adhesion also allows application on epoxy and polyurethane. An outstanding attribute of polyaspartic coatings is in one-coat applications that are labor-efficient for the applicator. Polyaspartic coatings are easy to apply, are durable against weathering, are very resistant to yellowing, and provide excellent gloss retention. Polyaspartic coatings can be modified and formulated to meet specific requirements of application, including cure-time, viscosity, film-build, and corrosion resistance.

Teraspartic® 277

Teraspartic® 277 is the choice for relatively medium-cure formulations designed for use in high-performance, fast-cure, low VOC, low-odor coatings, both clear and pigmented. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal, and wood, with and without primer, when properly formulated. Excellent intercoat adhesion also allows application on epoxies and polyurethanes. Another outstanding attribute of polyaspartic coatings is for one-coat end uses that are labor efficient for the applicator. Polyaspartic coatings are easy to apply, durable against weathering, non-yellowing, and provide excellent gloss retention. Polyaspartic coatings can be modified and formulated to meet specific application requirements, including cure-time, viscosity, film-build, and excellent corrosion resistance.

Teraspartic® 230

Teraspartic® 230 is the formulator’s choice for relatively fast-cure systems and is designed for use in high-performance, fast-cure, low VOC, low-odor coatings, both clear and pigmented. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include concrete, metal, and wood, with or without primer, when properly formulated. Excellent intercoat adhesion also allows application as a topcoat on epoxies and polyurethanes. Another outstanding attribute of polyaspartic coatings is for one-coat, direct-to-substrate end-uses that are labor efficient for the applicator. Polyaspartic coatings are easy to apply, durable against weathering, non-yellowing, and provide excellent gloss retention. Polyaspartic coatings can be modified and formulated to meet specific application requirements, including cure-time, viscosity, film-build, and excellent corrosion resistance.

Teracure® N-1

Teracure® N-1 is recommended as a hardener for use in combination with polyester or acrylic hydroxyl- functional resins to produce clear and pigmented finishes having good weather resistance and resistance to solvents and other chemicals. These coatings systems also provide excellent gloss retention and good abrasion resistance.

Teracure® N-32

Teracure® N-32 is recommended as a hardener for use in combination with polyester or hydroxyl-functional acrylic resins to produce clear and pigmented finishes having good weather resistance and resistance to solvents and other chemicals. These coatings systems also provide excellent gloss retention and good abrasion resistance. Teracure® N-32 can be reacted with poly aspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. Teracure® N-32 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings, featuring fast cure and high film build for self-leveling systems.

Teracure®N-33

Teracure® N-33 is a medium-viscosity hardener, usable in high-solids polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on N-33 can be formulated to provide high-solids air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as coatings for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® N-36

Teracure® N-36 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. The coatings systems based on N-36 can be formulated to provide low- viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® N-39

Teracure® N-39 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on Teracure® N-39 can be formulated to provide low- viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites. Teracure® N-39 can be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. Teracure® N-39 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings featuring fast cure, excellent adhesion, and high film-build for self-leveling systems.

Teracure® N-75 BA

Teracure® N-75 BA is recommended as a hardener with hydroxylated resins such as polyesters, and acrylics. Both clear and formulated N-75 BA based coatings have very good weather, abrasion, and chemical resistance. Coatings based on Teracure® N-75 BA also have excellent gloss and color retention. The working time of these 2K Teracure® N-75 BA-based coatings should be evaluated under various conditions before commercial use.

Teracure® NX-16

Teracure® N-75 BA is recommended as a hardener with hydroxylated resins such as polyesters, and acrylics. Both clear and formulated N-75 BA based coatings have very good weather, abrasion, and chemical resistance. Coatings based on Teracure® N-75 BA also have excellent gloss and color retention. The working time of these 2K Teracure® N-75 BA-based coatings should be evaluated under various conditions before commercial use.

Teracure® NX-19

Teracure® NX-19 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on NX-19 can be formulated to provide relatively low-viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites. The product also acts as a compatibilizer in water-based urethanes. Teracure® NX-19 can be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. NX-19 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings featuring fast cure, improved adhesion, and high film- build for self-leveling systems.

Terachem® 53-6000 Colorants

Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are monomeric-based color concentrates designed for use in 2-K coatings systems, including Urethanes, Epoxies, and Polyaspartics. Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are also used in water-based urethane polymer concrete formulations. Use in polyaspartic coatings is limited to on-site applications.

Terachem® 53-2000 Colorants

Terachem® 53-2XXX are polyaspartic based color concentrates designed for use in 2k coatings systems including Urathanes and Polyaspartics.

Terachem® 53-2371

Terachem® 53-2371 offers the formulator the opportunity to improve resistance to mar and scratch at very high loadings with minimal effect on gloss, clarity, shade, and viscosity in systems tested. Terachem® 53-2371 in properly formulated polyaspartic coatings systems can be useful for a variety of applications, including uses on wood, concrete, composites, and metal. Terachem® 53-2371 can also reduce the quantity of both resin and hardener in the polyaspartic formulation, resulting in a corresponding reduction in raw material cost of the more expensive ingredients at about an equivalent level of performance.

Tallicin® 4040

Tallicin® 4040 is a 100% active bubble-release and flow and leveling agent for 2K polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Tallicin® 4040 is designed for use in primers and topcoats, both clear and pigmented, including high-solids and solvent-free formulations. Tallicin® 4040 can also be used with polyester, acrylic, alkyd, and chlorinated rubber systems.

Tallicin® 4050

Tallicin® 4050 is a bubble-release and flow and leveling agent for 2K polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Tallicin® 4050 is designed for use in primers and topcoats, both clear and pigmented, including high- solids and solvent-free formulations. Tallicin® 4050 can also be used with polyester, acrylic, alkyd, and chlorinated rubber systems.

Tallicin® 4055

Tallicin® 4055 is recommended solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings, particularly those with dry film thickness greater than 10 mils. Tallicin® 4055 contributes to bubble- release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back- rolled. Tallicin® 4055 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4055 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 3001

Tallicin® 3001 is a pot life extender for 2K Polyaspartic Polyurea and Polyurethanes. Tallicin® 3001 is added to the resin component and acts to temporarily “block” the reactive end groups from reacting too quickly with the isocyanate.

Tallicin® 3001 can be used with hydroxyl functional resins or amine functional resins in 2K systems.

Increases the pot life of two-components (2K) systems. Promotes wet edge and open time.

Teraflex® DME-200 (Non-Reactive)

Teraflex® DME-200 is an essential tool for formulating high-solids coatings with low VOC. It’s low vapor pressure can meet the VOC exemption criteria established by CARB for consumer and institutional products as well as the VOC exemption criteria established under Federal EPA 40 CFR 59.203 (F) 1 for consumer products. For this reason, Teraflex® DME-200 may not contribute to the VOC content of certain regulated coatings formulations.
Teraflex® DME-200 exhibits excellent solubility in various resins and polymers, and its high flash point allows its use in most high-solids coatings systems without a flammability label. Having a low, ester-like odor, the product is also biodegradable and non-corrosive.

Teramine®A-140 (Reactive)

Teramine® A-140 is designed for use in high-performance, low VOC, both clear and pigmented polyaspartic formulations to reduce viscosity and aid to improve application characteristics such as flow and leveling. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal, and wood, with and without primer, when properly formulated.
The relatively low reactivity of Teramine® A-140 with isocyanate groups help provide more working time for polyaspartic coatings. In some polyaspartic formulations, early hardness is also seen.

Teramine®A-136 (Reactive)

Teramine® A-136 is a cycloaliphatic secondary amine for use as a chain extender for polyurethanes, epoxies and polyureas. The product can be used in 2K systems with both aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates to extend pot life and improve performance. A reaction between Teramine® A-136 and the polyisocyanate is not sensitive to temperature variations in the range of -30°C and 60°C. In addition, the presence of moisture in the substrate does not significantly affect the rate of reaction because the reaction of Teramine® A-136 with water is much slower than with other secondary amines.

Coatings based on Teramine® A-136 have excellent chemical resistance and weatherability and can be formulated at 100% solids. Many of the ultimate performance properties of an aliphatic coating system based on Teramine® A-136 – including hardness — is achieved faster, often within 4 hours, than with conventional aliphatic systems. Adhesion of these coatings to a wide variety of substrates, particularly steel and concrete, is excellent.

Applications include truck cargo bed linings, coatings for tanks, tank linings, bridges, concrete floors and decks, and roofs. Systems based on Teramine® A-136 can also be used for concrete joints and cracks, and as concrete patching compounds, as well as concrete sealants for both horizontal and vertical joints.

Coatings based on Teramine® A-136 can be used as a moisture-vapor barrier in concrete slabs and foundations as well as waterproofing of waterscapes, pools, and ponds, including applications for zoos, amusement parks, and commercial landscapes.

Properly formulated spray coatings can be applied by means of high-pressure spray equipment at elevated temperatures using a conventional 1:1 mixing ratio.

Teramine®A-112 (Reactive)

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Teracure® M-111

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Teracure® M-111 is designed for application as a topping onto concrete floors where cleanliness and durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Teracure® M-111 provide performance characteristics which include resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid, and thermal shock.
Teracure® M-111 provides a unique combination of a long pot life and a fast-cure schedule. Applications include primers, base coats, adhesives, sealants, foams, and molding compounds.

Teracure® M-65

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Teracure® M-65 is designed for application as a topping onto concrete floors where cleanliness and durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Teracure® M-65 provide performance characteristics which include resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid, and thermal shock.

Teracure® M-65 allows a significant increase in working time for the applicator. This additional working time allows for more opportunity for self-leveling and deaeration. Surface defects are reduced. And the formulation can be applied with pin rake followed with a spiny roller. The polymer concrete topping can be built up with sand broadcasting, sweeping up excess sand, then applying a top coat. Teracure® M-65 is capable of being used at application temperatures up to 44°C.

Teracure® M-66

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Teracure® M-66 is designed for application as a topping onto concrete floors where cleanliness and durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Teracure® M-66 provide performance characteristics which include resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid, and thermal shock.

Teracure® M-68

Teracure® M-68 is an aromatic polyisocyanate based on diphenylmethane diisocyanate. The product is designed for use in 3K polyurethane polymer concrete formulations as Part B.

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Teracure® M-68 is designed for application as a topping onto concrete floors where cleanliness and durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Teracure® M-68 provide performance characteristics which include resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid, and thermal shock.

Teracure® M-68 provides a relatively medium cure for the applicator. The medium cure polyisocyanate, together with a reasonable amount of working time, allows for quick cure plus time for self-leveling and deaeration. Surface defects are reduced, and the formulation can be applied with pin rake followed with a spiny roller. The polymer concrete topping can be built up with sand broadcasting, sweeping up excess sand, then applying a top coat. Teracure® M-68 is capable of being used at application temperatures up to 44°C.

Urethane polymer concrete formulated with Teracure® M-68 is odorless, non-toxic and designed for use in food plant operations making it a perfect solution for food and beverage facilities with extreme hygienic conditions. These conditions require frequent and intensive, steam or hot water and chemically aggressive cleaning which can be tolerated by polymer concrete based on Teracure® M-68.

Trowel grade heavy duty, solid color cementitious urethane floor mortar (1/4″ to 3/8″ or thicker) based on Teracure® M-68 can be applied with slightly textured non-slip finish for medium to heavy-duty use. Advantages include a temperature range of 40ºF to live steam above 240ºF, bond strength in excess of concrete. Urethane polymer concrete has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion as traditional concrete allowing movement of the substrate through normal thermal cycling.

Teraflex® Pre-Dispersed Pigments for Polyurethane Polymer Concrete are available in the following colors:

  • Tile Red
  • Light Grey
  • Medium Grey
  • Tan
  • White
  • Dark Grey
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Burnt Orange

Tallicin® E-26

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Tallicin® E-26 is designed for areas where cleanliness and long-lasting durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Tallicin® E-26 provide excellent performance characteristics including resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid attack, and thermal shock.

Tallicin® E-27

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Tallicin® E-27 has excellent flow and leveling characteristics and extended working time for easy application. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Tallicin® E-27 provide excellent performance characteristics including durability and resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid attack, and thermal shock.

Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants

Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are monomeric-based color concentrates designed for use in 2-K coatings systems, including Urethanes, Epoxies, and Polyaspartics. Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are also used in water-based urethane polymer concrete formulations. Use in polyaspartic coatings is limited to on-site applications.

Teraflex® 88-XXXX Colorants

Teraflex® 88-XXXX Colorants are plasticizer-based color concentrates designed for use in Polyurethane Polymer Concrete systems.

Tallicin® E-16

Tallicin® E-16 is specifically designed for use in 2K polyaspartic coatings with both aromatic and aliphatic polyisocyanates for both metal and plastic substrates. High solids, high performance coatings can be formulated with Tallicin® E-16 for industrial, maintenance and transportation applications. Formulations based on Tallicin® E-16 offer high gloss, excellent color fastness and exceptional chemical resistance. Over-indexing with polyisocyanates can enhance chemical resistance even more.

Tallicin® E-26

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Tallicin® E-26 is designed for areas where cleanliness and long-lasting durability are critical. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Tallicin® E-26 provide excellent performance characteristics including resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid attack, and thermal shock.

Tallicin® E-27

Polyurethane polymer concrete based on Tallicin® E-27 has excellent flow and leveling characteristics and extended working time for easy application. Urethane polymer concrete flooring systems formulated with Tallicin® E-27 provide excellent performance characteristics including durability and resistance to impact, abrasion, aggressive chemicals, acid attack, and thermal shock.

Teracure® N-1

Teracure® N-1 is recommended as a hardener for use in combination with polyester or acrylic hydroxyl- functional resins to produce clear and pigmented finishes having good weather resistance and resistance to solvents and other chemicals. These coatings systems also provide excellent gloss retention and good abrasion resistance.

Teracure® N-32

Teracure® N-32 is recommended as a hardener for use in combination with polyester or acrylic hydroxyl- functional resins to produce clear and pigmented finishes having good weather resistance and resistance to solvents and other chemicals. These coatings systems also provide excellent gloss retention and good abrasion resistance. Teracure® N-32 can be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. Teracure® N-32 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings, featuring fast cure and high film build for self- leveling systems.

Teracure® N-33

Teracure® N-33 is a medium-viscosity hardener, usable in high-solids polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on N-33 can be formulated to provide high-solids air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as coatings for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® N-36

Teracure® N-36 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. The coatings systems based on N-36 can be formulated to provide relatively low- viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® N-39

Teracure® N-39 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on Teracure® N-39 can be formulated to provide relatively low- viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites. Teracure® N-39 can be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. Teracure® N-39 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings featuring fast cure, excellent adhesion, and high film-build for self-leveling systems.

Teracure® NX-16

Teracure® NX-16 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on NX-16 can be formulated to provide relatively low-viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® NX-19

Teracure® NX-19 is a low-viscosity hardener, usable in both high-solids or solvent-free polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on NX-19 can be formulated to provide relatively low-viscosity, solvent-free, air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as for plastics, concrete and composites. The product also acts as a compatibilizer in water-based urethanes.

Teracure® NX-19 can be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. NX-19 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings featuring fast cure, improved adhesion, and high film- build for self-leveling systems.

Teracure® NX-20

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Teracure® N-215

Teracure® N-215 is a medium-viscosity aliphatic polyisocyanate hardener based on Hexamethylene Diisocyanate Trimer (HDI homopolymer). N-215 is designed for use as a hardener with 2K polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems.

Teracure® N-215 is effective with hydroxyl-functional polyesters, polyethers, and acrylics in 2K polyurethane coatings. Teracure® N-215 is soluble in esters (such as butyl acetate and propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate); in ketones (such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, cyclohexanone); and aromatic hydrocarbons (such as xylene, toluene, Aromatic 100 or Solvesso 100); and mixtures of these solvents.

In blends of solvents and other materials with Teracure® N-215, contaminants such as moisture and reactive groups (hydroxyl or amino groups) must be avoided. Use only solvents that contain no more than 0.05% water as a maximum. In all cases, the blends should be carefully evaluated and tested for stability in storage. Do not dilute Teracure® N-215 with solvents below a solids content of 40% by weight. Do not use aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents with Teracure® N-215.

Teracure® N-215 can be blended with aliphatic polyisocyanates and aromatic polyisocyanates, but in each case the compatibility must be tested for stability.

Teracure® N-215 is a medium-viscosity hardener, usable in high-solids polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings systems. These coatings systems based on N-215 can be formulated to provide high-solids air-dry or forced-dry coatings for OEM automotive coatings, auto refinishes, general transportation coatings, and industrial metal coatings, as well as coatings for plastics, concrete and composites.

Teracure® N-215 can also be reacted with polyaspartic amines for direct-to-metal applications. N-215 is also used in polyaspartic concrete coatings featuring fast cure, excellent adhesion, and high film-build for self-leveling systems.

The performance attributes of properly formulated coatings based on Teracure® N-215 include excellent light-fastness, outdoor durability, mechanical properties, and chemical resistance. Coatings formulated with N-215 also exhibit very high gloss and color retention.

Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants for Polyurethanes

Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are monomeric-based color concentrates designed for use in 2-K coatings systems, including Urethanes, Epoxies, and Polyaspartics. Terachem® 53-6XXX Colorants are also used in water-based urethane polymer concrete formulations. Use in polyaspartic coatings is limited to on-site applications.

Tallicin® 4000

Tallicin® 4000 is particularly effective in high-solids polyurethanes and it minimizes bubbles from the film prior to curing. Tallicin® 4000 also improves flow and leveling, and it helps eliminate cratering.

Tallicin® 4040

Tallicin® 4040 is particularly effective in solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings. Tallicin® 4040 contributes to bubble-release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back-rolled. Tallicin® 4040 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4040 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 4050

Tallicin® 4050 is particularly effective in solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings. Tallicin® 4050 contributes to bubble-release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back-rolled. Tallicin® 4050 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4050 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 4055

Tallicin® 4055 is recommended solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings, particularly those with dry film thickness greater than 10 mils. Tallicin® 4055 contributes to bubble- release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back- rolled. Tallicin® 4055 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4055 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 4100

Tallicin® 4100 is an anti-foam/de-foamer for solvent based systems that are susceptible to foaming from high-shear conditions during processing or application. Example of such high-shear conditions include flow-coating and airless spray applications where foaming may be induced and in paint-filling operations where effective anti-foaming may be required.

Tallicin® 4200

Tallicin® 4200 reduces the surface tension of high-solids systems and provides effective flow, leveling, and bubble release. In unsaturated polyesters, Tallicin® 4200 decreases the porosity and helps to provide a smooth, even surface to the cured resin system, minimizing craters and orange peel. Tallicin® 4200 also helps to prevent pinholes, fish eyes, flooding and floating in solvent-based formulations.

Tallicin® 4400

Tallicin® 4400 is recommended for use in clear finishes on both wood and metal to help eliminate bubbles without hazing or other surface defects normally caused by silicone migration. Tallicin® 4400 is effective in clear UV coatings on flat stock where film clarity is important, such as printed board. The product also can be used in clear coatings over metal, including containers and packaging. Tallicin® 4400 helps prevent bubbles in clear wood finishes for such applications as floors and furniture.

Tallicin® 4500

Tallicin® 4500 is designed to clarify or brighten clear coatings applied over natural surfaces such as wood, concrete, sandstone and white or light colored surfaces. It can be used to take the yellowness out of coatings and can be used as a fluorescent whitener. When used over dark surfaces such as black or dark blue, optically brightened finishes may have a bluing effect.

Tallicin® 4550

Tallicin® 4550 is designed to clarify or brighten clear coatings applied over natural surfaces such as wood, concrete, sanstone and white or light colored surfaces. It can be used to take the yellowness out of coatings and can be used as a fluorescent whitener. When used over dark surfaces such as black or dark blue, optically brightened finishes may have a bluing effect.

Tallicin® 4584

Tallicin® 4584 is recommended in combination with a HALS for use in industrial coatings, automotive coatings, wood stains, paints and varnishes, both clear and pigmented. The combinatorial approach of a HALS together with Tallicin® 4584 is very effective. A combination provides resistance to effects of weathering, including loss of gloss, cracking, fading, blistering, etc.

Tallicin® 3001

Tallicin® 3001 is a pot life extender for 2K Polyaspartic Polyurea and Polyurethanes. Tallicin® 3001 is added to the resin component and acts to temporarily “block” the reactive end groups from reacting too quickly with the isocyanate.

Tallicin® 3001 can be used with hydroxyl functional resins or amine functional resins in 2K systems.

Increases the pot life of two-components (2K) systems. Promotes wet edge and open time.

Tallicin® 1500

Tallicin® 1500 helps produce a high gloss effect as it eliminates bubbles and craters seen in dip tank applications. Tallicin® 1500 also contributes intercoat adhesion in baking finishes and helps to eliminate surface defects, particularly in high solids coatings.

Tallicin® 1500 improves the leveling and brush-ability of air-dried solvent-based coatings and usually improves the depth of image of gloss paints. Tallicin® 1500 also reduces the viscosity of alkyd varnishes. In addition, Tallicin® 1500 improves the flow and leveling of nitrocellulose lacquers.

Tallicin® 5311

Tallicin® 5311 is an organomodified siloxane designed for the reduction of mar without the decrease in coefficient of friction. Teraflow® 5311 also contributes excellent flow and leveling qualities, particularly over irregular substrates, as well as bubble release.

Teramine® A-140

Teramine® A-140 is designed for use in high-performance, low VOC, both clear and pigmented polyaspartic formulations to reduce viscosity and aid to improve application characteristics such as flow and leveling. Applications for polyaspartic coatings include use on concrete, metal, and wood, with and without primer, when properly formulated. The relatively low reactivity of Teramine® A-140 with isocyanate groups help provide more working time for polyaspartic coatings. In some polyaspartic formulations, early hardness is also seen.

Teraflex® DME-200

Teraflex® DME-200 is an essential tool for formulating high-solids coatings with low VOC. It’s low vapor pressure can meet the VOC exemption criteria established by CARB for consumer and institutional products as well as the VOC exemption criteria established under Federal EPA 40 CFR 59.203 (F) 1 for consumer products. For this reason, Teraflex® DME-200 may not contribute to the VOC content of certain regulated coatings formulations. Teraflex® DME-200 exhibits excellent solubility in various resins and polymers, and its high flash point allows its use in most high-solids coatings systems without a flammability label. Having a low, ester- like odor, the product is also biodegradable and non-corrosive.

Teracure® MCR-2

Teracure® MCR-2 is an aromatic polyisocyanate pre-polymer based on diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). Teracure® MCR-2 can be used as the single component in moisture-cured formulations for application onto masonry and other porous substrates, either as a primer or as a top coat. Teracure® MCR-2 is designed for use as a hardener in 2K polyurethane coatings systems and composites, both clear and pigmented. Coatings systems and composites can be formulated to provide excellent mechanical properties along with good chemical resistance.

Tallicin® 4600

Tallicin® 4600 can be used to promote curing of both moisture-cured and 2K polyurethane systems. In addition, Tallicin® 4600 can be used to increase working time in a polyaspartic coating when incorporated into the polyaspartic amine of a 2K coating system.

Tallicin® 4610

Tallicin® 4610 is used to promote curing of polyurethane polymer concrete systems where conditions of application require a boost in reactivity.

Tallicin® 4618

Tallicin® 4618 can be used to promote curing of both moisture-cured and 2K polyurethane systems. In addition, Tallicin® 4618 can be used to increase working time in a polyaspartic coating when incorporated into the polyaspartic amine of a 2K coating system. The product can also be used in rigid and flexible polyurethane foams, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and casting compounds.

Teramine® 93 Hardener

Teramine® 93 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener for fast cure epoxy based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 93 offers a viscosity of about 50 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 93 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 93 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 91 Hardener

Teramine® 91 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener for medium-cure epoxy-based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light-tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 91 offers a viscosity of about 200 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 91 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self-leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 91 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 90 Hardener

Teramine® 90 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener for fast-cure epoxy-based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light-tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 90 offers a viscosity of about 200 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 90 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self-leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 90 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 89 Hardener

Teramine® 89 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener for medium-cure epoxy-based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light-tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 89 offers a viscosity of about 200 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 89 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self-leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 89 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 75 Hardener

Teramine® 75 is a unique Mannich base hardener recommended to cure Bis A and Bis F type epoxies and Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents.

Teramine® 75, which exhibits a viscosity of about 200 cps, offers low-temperature curing for high film-builds with good flow and leveling. Applications include flooring, epoxy aggregate, epoxy mortars, solvent-free maintenance coatings, tank linings for metal and concrete, low-colored or clear topcoats.

Teramine® 115 Hardener

Teramine® 115 is a non-blushing epoxy curing agent with excellent surface appearance properties. The product is designed for bisphenol A epoxy resin, bisphenol F epoxy resin, and modified sysems containing glycidyl ethers. Teramine® 115 has a relatively long pot life and fast cure at ambient conditions. It is a workhorse hardener for many coatings applications such as flooring and general purpose coatings.

Teramine® 115 offers good overall performance characteristics for industrial floor coating applications, general purpose industrial coatings, and architectural coatings. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 115 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 115 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 180 Hardener

Teramine® 180 is a unique aliphatic amine hardener for fast-cure epoxy-based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light-tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 180 offers a viscosity of about 150 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 180 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self-leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 180 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 181 Hardener

Teramine® 181 is a unique modified cycloaliphatic amine hardener for fast-cure epoxy-based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light-tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 181 offers a viscosity of about 450 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine® 181 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self-leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 181 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 890 Hardener

Teramine® 890 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener based on PACM for medium cure epoxy based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non reactive dil uents. The product is recommended for use in light tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 890 offers a viscosity of about 200 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine ® 890 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 890 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 910 Hardener

Teramine® 910 is a unique cycloaliphatic amine hardener based on PACM for medium cure epoxy based coatings. The product is designed to cure Bis A and Bis F epoxies, as well as Bis A and Bis F epoxies modified with reactive diluents and non reactive diluents. The product is recommended for use in light tints and clear topcoats.

Teramine® 910 offers a viscosity of about 200 cps and promotes good flow and leveling characteristics for commercial and industrial floor coating applications. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine ® 91 can be applied by conventional spray, roller or brush. The coatings provide excellent chemical resistance for pipe, tank, and container applications, as well as self leveling floor coatings.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 910 show high gloss, low color, good color stability, and excellent overall appearance.

Teramine® 1151 Hardener

Teramine® 1151 is a non blushing epoxy curing agent with excellent surface appearance properties. The product is designed for bisphenol A epoxy resin, bisphenol F epoxy resin, and modified systems containing glycidyl ethers. Teramine® 1151 has a relatively long pot life and fast cure at ambient conditions. It is a workhorse hardener for many coatings applications such as flooring and general purpose coatings.

Teramine® 1151 offers good overall performance characteristics for industrial floor coating applications, general purpose industrial coatings, and architectural coatings. Epoxy coatings based on Teramine ® 1151 can be applied by con ventional spray, roller or brush.

Epoxy coatings formulated with Teramine® 1151

Teramine® 70 Hardener

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Teramine® 72 Hardener

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Teramine® 101 Hardener

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Teramine® 192 Hardener

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Teramine® 420 Hardener

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Tallicin® 4040

Tallicin® 4040 is particularly effective in solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings. Tallicin® 4040 contributes to bubble-release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back-rolled. Tallicin® 4040 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4040 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 4050

Tallicin® 4050 is particularly effective in solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings. Tallicin® 4050 contributes to bubble-release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back-rolled. Tallicin® 4050 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4050 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Tallicin® 4055

Tallicin® 4050 is particularly effective in solvent-free polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies used for concrete floor coatings. Tallicin® 4050 contributes to bubble-release, flow, and leveling when the coating is applied onto concrete floors with squeegees and then back-rolled. Tallicin® 4050 helps to minimize both macro bubbles and micro bubbles. In addition, Tallicin® 4050 promotes the elimination of pinholes and craters that cause coating failures and customer dissatisfaction.

Terachem® 53-4368

Terachem® 53-4368 is a proprietary, formulated dispersion of nano-aluminum oxide that can improve the mar and scratch resistance of 2K epoxy coatings. Terachem® 53-4368 is blended into the epoxy resin component, Part A. The compatibility of Terachem® 53-4368 with various ingredients in the formulation must be evaluated and tested before use.
Terachem® 53-4368 in properly formulated epoxy coatings systems can be useful for a variety of applications, including uses on wood, concrete, composites, and metal.
Terachem® 53-4368 can also reduce the quantity of both resin and hardener in the epoxy formulation, resulting in a corresponding reduction in raw material cost of the more expensive ingredients at about an equivalent level of performance.

Terachem® 53-6000

Terachem® 53-6000 Colorants are monomeric-based color concentrates designed for use in 2-K coatings systems, including Urethanes, Epoxies, and Polyaspartics. Terachem® 53-6000 Colorants are also used in water-based urethane polymer concrete formulations. Use in polyaspartic coatings is limited to on-site applications.

Terachem® 53-4000

Terachem® 53-4000 are epoxy based color concentrates designed for use in 2k epoxy based coatings.

Teraflow® 1000

Teraflow® 1000 is a high-performance flow and leveling modifier for a wide variety of solvent-based and high-solids coatings systems, including urethanes, alkyds, acrylics, melamine-formaldehyde, nitrocellulose, polyvinyl butyral, urea-formaldehyde, phenolic, polyesters and epoxies. When used properly, Teraflow® 1000 offers outstanding flow and leveling, reducing surface defects such as craters, pinholes, fisheyes and orange peel. It offers bubble release qualities and contributes to pigment dispersion and color development.

Teraflow® 5300

Teraflow® 5300 is a polysiloxane copolymer used to increase slip and mar resistance of solvent based coatings. At extremely low levels of addition, Teraflow® 5300 produces a coating with a smooth film surface that is resistant to scratches and abrasions. It also improves flow and leveling, contributes to gloss and resists cratering and orange peel.

Teraflow® 5301

Teraflow® 5301 is designed to impart mar resistance and slip to water-based trade paints and industrial coatings. Teraflow® 5301 provides a smooth surface to the coating film and helps the film to resist scratches and abrasion. It minimizes orange peel, fisheyes and craters. When properly formulated, Teraflow® 5301 helps reduce blocking problems in can, coil and hardboard coatings.

Tallicin® 4040

Tallicin® 4040 is a 100% active bubble-release and flow and leveling agent for 2K polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Tallicin® 4040 is designed for use in primers and topcoats, both clear and pigmented, including high-solids and solvent-free formulations. Tallicin® 4040 can also be used with polyester, acrylic, alkyd, and chlorinated rubber systems.

FEATURES
Extremely effective bubble release additive for polyaspartic, polyurethane, and epoxies Improves flow and leveling Acts to minimize surface defects, including pinholes, craters, and orange peel.

Tallicin® 4050

Tallicin® 4050 is a bubble-release and flow and leveling agent for 2K polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Tallicin® 4050 is designed for use in primers and topcoats, both clear and pigmented, including high-solids and solvent-free formulations. Tallicin® 4050 can also be used with polyester, acrylic, alkyd, and chlorinated rubber systems.

FEATURES
Extremely effective bubble release additive for polyaspartic, polyurethane, and epoxies Improves flow and leveling Acts to minimize surface defects, including pinholes, craters, and orange peel.

Tallicin® 4055

Tallicin® 4055 is a bubble-release and flow and leveling agent for 2K polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Tallicin® 4055 is designed for use in primers and topcoats, both clear and pigmented, including high-solids and solvent-free formulations. Tallicin® 4055 can also be used with polyester, acrylic, alkyd, and chlorinated rubber systems.
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FEATURES
Extremely effective bubble release additive for polyaspartic, polyurethane, and epoxies. signed for thick films greater than 10 mils. Improves flow and leveling. Acts to minimize surface defects, including pinholes, craters, and orange peel.

Tallicin® 5311

Tallicin® 5311 is effective in high solids systems, even at a relatively low level of use, and is generally compatible with a wide range of vehicles, including urethanes, nitrocellulose, polyesters, epoxies, vinyls and acrylics.

FEATURES
Improves mar resistance without a corresponding decrease in the coefficient of friction. Enhances flow characteristics of solvent-based systems without fish eyes or cratering. Effective for bubble release and pinholes.

Tallicin® K-2

Tallicin® K-2 is a unique wetting and dispersing agent for both organic and inorganic pigments. Dispersant K-2 through it’s well balanced surface active functionality optimizes the dispersion of almost all pigments and extenders, including such difficult to disperse pigments as phthalo blue, phthalo green and carbon black. Thus flocculation, flooding, floating and color development problems can be overcome through use of Tallicin® K-2.

Tallicin® 1314

Tallicin® 1314 overcomes many of the problems associated with poor pigment dispersion, including flooding, flocculation, color drift, floating, loss of hiding, puffiness and livering. When properly formulated, the product improves gloss and gloss retention. In most applications, Tallicin® 1314 provides better pigment wetting and dispersion than soya lecithin.

Tallicin® K-24

Tallicin® K-24 is a 100% polymeric dispersant that is soluble in monomers and oligomers used in the preparation of UV cured coatings and inks, allowing the formulator to optimize color acceptance, color development and color stability. Tallicin® K-24 achieves lower viscosity or higher pigment loadings, or both, and improves stability of the monomer or monomer/oligomer millbase. The pigment-affinic functionality of Tallicin® K-24 helps to produce a narrow particle size distribution for both organic and inorganic pigments with desired effects of transparency or opacity.

Tallicin® KO

Tallicin® KO is designed to disperse hydrophobic pigments into a low-viscosity paste for incorporation into either oil or water-based systems. KO is compatible with a wide variety of pigments and solvent-based vehicles. When used in a water-based system in conjunction with relatively hydrophilic surfactants, Tallicin® KO imparts good color acceptance and development with high oil- absorbing pigments.

Tallicin® 120

Tallicin® 120 is suitable for all systems containing petroleum solvents, petroleum oils, and oxygenated solvents. Vehicle types in which Tallicin® 120 is effective include the following: alkyds, acrylics, drying oils, saturated polyesters, epoxy esters, two-component epoxies, oil-modified urethanes, vinyls and amino resins.

Tallicin® 120 is an effective wetting and dispersing agent for both organic and inorganic pigments. Tallicin® 120 will optimize the dispersion of such difficult to disperse pigments as carbon black, phthalo blue and iron oxide through it’s well-balanced surface active functionality. Tallicin® 120 is also effective in dispersing precious metals in thick film deposition on ceramics used in electronics applications. According to test results, Tallicin® 120 contributes to the conductivity of metal pigments in these applications.

Tallicin® K-14

Tallicin® K-14 is a polymeric dispersant with multiple anchor groups that can be used to disperse inorganic and organic pigments in a variety of systems such as solvent-based coatings. When properly formulated, Tallicin® K-14 improves pigment wetting, color development, and stability of the dispersion. It allows the formulator to reduce the viscosity or increase the pigment loading in the mill base, thus improving both efficiency and cost of production. Tallicin® K-14 acts to deflocculate pigments through steric hindrance, helping to reduce flooding and floating. In many formulations, this results in improvements in gloss and color strength, as well as a reduction of viscosity.

Tallicin® K-9

Tallicin® K-9 is a polymeric dispersant with multiple anchor groups that can be used to disperse inorganic and organic pigments in a variety of systems such as solvent-based coatings, inks, flexible PVC, powder coatings and plastics. When properly formulated, Tallicin® K-9 improves pigment wetting, color development, and storage stability. It allows the formulator to reduce the viscosity or increase the pigment loading in the mill base, thus improving both efficiency and cost of production. Tallicin® K-9 is very effective in reducing viscosity for dispersions of both oxidized and non-oxidized carbon black.

Tallicin® K-9 is suitable for systems containing:

  • Petroleum Solvents –Such as industrial maintenance coatings and product finishes,
  • Petroleum Oils – Used in offset ink, and
  • Plasticizers – Used in flexible PVC.

Tallicin® K-9 is also compatible for formulation in powder coatings and plastics masterbatches.

Tallicin® K-8

Tallicin® K-8 is a polymeric dispersant with multiple anchor groups that can be used to disperse inorganic and organic pigments in a variety of systems such as solvent-based coatings, inks, flexible PVC, powder coatings and plastics. When properly formulated, Tallicin® K-8 improves pigment wetting, color development, and storage stability. It allows the formulator to reduce the viscosity or increase the pigment loading in the mill base, thus improving both efficiency and cost of production.

To illustrate the performance of Tallicin® K-8, a dispersion of Pigment Red 3 was prepared in a medium-oil alkyd with mineral spirits. The dispersion based on Tallicin® K-8 demonstrated improvements in color strength and viscosity stability when compared with competitive dispersants and the control without dispersant. The same performance was also seen in another example involving the dispersion of Lithol Rubine Pigment Red 57:1 in a DINP plasticizer-based formulation.

Tallicin® K-8 is suitable for systems containing:

  • Petroleum Solvents –Such as industrial maintenance coatings and product finishes,
  • Petroleum Oils – Used in offset ink, and
  • Plasticizers – Used in flexible PVC.

Tallicin® K-8 is also compatible for formulation in powder coatings and plastics masterbatches.

Tallicin® K-7

Tallicin® K-7 is suitable for systems containing petroleum oils or solvents traditionally used in Offset Ink, Publication Gravure and Industrial Maintenance Coatings. Tallicin® K-7 is also particularly suitable in the manufacture of flushed colors.

Tallicin® K-7 is a polymeric dispersant with multiple anchor groups that can be used to disperse inorganic and organic pigments to be used in the formulation of Offset Inks, Publication Gravure Ink and Solvent base Coatings. Tallicin® K-7 will improve pigment wetting, color development, and storage stability. It will allow a formulator to reduce the viscosity of the mill base or increase the pigment loading which will improve efficiency and reduce the cost of production.

In the preparation of flushed colorants, Tallicin® K-7 will reduce the time for the presscake to enter the non-aqueous phase. The reduced production time leads to improved efficiency in the production of flushed colorants and lower cost production.

Tallicin® 1505

Tallicin® 1505 is an effective wetting and dispersing agent for both organic and inorganic pigments. Tallicin® 1505 will optimize the dispersion of such difficult to disperse pigments as carbon black, phthalo blue and iron oxide through its well balanced surface active functionality. Tallicin® 1505 can also be used as a post-add to provide exceptionally good flow, leveling and gloss characteristics in alkyds and linseed oil based coatings.

Tallicin® 1510

Tallicin® 1510 is a specialty acrylic resin designed to produce very high quality pigment dispersions in a wide variety of coatings, inks and plastic systems. When used alone or in conjunction with the existing resin in a formulation, Tallicin® 1510 typically lowers the viscosity of the pigment paste or provides a higher pigment loading for the system. Tallicin® 1510 can impart extremely effective anti- settling properties by the addition of 0.25-0.50% by weight of bentone clay into the grinding paste along with the pigment. Tests with a variety of pigments indicate the combination of Tallicin® 1510 with the addition of a small quantity of bentonite clay produces an extremely stable, non-settling pigment dispersion in both the paste and in the finished product.

Tallicin® 1525

Tallicin® 1525 is designed to produce very high quality pigment dispersions in a wide variety of coatings, inks and plastic systems. When used in conjunction with the existing resin in a formulation,Tallicin® 1525typically lowers the viscosity of the pigment paste or provides a higher pigment loading for the system, or both. In addition, Tallicin® 1525 can also produce a finished product after let-down that has extremely effective anti-settling characteristics.
In using Tallicin® 1525, it is recommended that a film-forming resin and/or plasticizer compatible with the system be incorporated into the pigment grind so that the paste is semi-film forming and non-flaking to facilitate storage and handling of the finished paste.
Tallicin® 1525 can impart extremely effective anti-settling properties by the addition of 0.25-0.50% by weight of bentonite clay into the grinding paste along with the pigment. Tests with a variety of pigments indicate the combination of Tallicin® 1525 with the addition of a small quantity of bentonite clay produces an extremely stable, non-settling pigment dispersion in both the paste and in the finished product.

Tallicin® 3400

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Tallicin® 1535

Tallicin® 1535 is designed to produce very high quality pigment dispersions in a wide variety of coatings, inks and plastic systems. When used in conjunction with the existing resin in a formulation, Tallicin® 1535 typically lowers the viscosity of the pigment paste or provides a higher pigment loading for the system, or both. In addition, Tallicin® 1535 can also produce a finished product after let-down that has extremely effective anti-settling characteristics.
Tallicin® 1535 can impart extremely effective anti-settling properties by the addition of 0.25-0.50% by weight of bentonite clay into the grinding paste along with the pigment. Tests with a variety of pigments indicate the combination of Tallicin® 1535 with the addition of a small quantity of bentonite clay produces an extremely stable, non-settling pigment dispersion in both the paste and in the finished product.

Tallicin® 1555

Tallicin® 1555 is compatible with a broad spectrum of resins when used as a grinding resin for pigment dispersions for tinting and coloring of masstones. The product is compatible with many different kinds of solvents that vary greatly in their polarity, including ethanol, methyl amyl ketone and odorless mineral spirits. Tallicin® 1555 is aromatic-free for compliance with certain air pollution control regulations.

Tallicin® 1550

Tallicin® 1550 is designed to produce very high quality pigment dispersions in a wide variety of coatings, inks and plastic systems at higher solids than conventional dispersants and grinding vehicles. When used in conjunction with the existing resin in a formulation, Tallicin® 1550 typically lowers the viscosity of the pigment paste or provides a higher pigment loading for the system, or both. In addition, Tallicin® 1550 can also produce a finished product after let-down that has extremely effective anti-settling characteristics.
Tallicin® 1550 can impart extremely effective anti-settling properties by the addition of 0.25-0.50% by weight of bentonite clay into the grinding paste along with the pigment. Tests with a variety of pigments indicate the combination of Tallicin® 1550 with the addition of a small quantity of bentonite clay produces an extremely stable, non-settling pigment dispersion in both the paste and in the finished product.

Tallicin® 4618

Tallicin® 4618 is an organotin compound recommended as a general purpose cure promoter for moisture-cure and 2K polyurethane systems. Tallicin® 4618 is used with polyester, polyether, and polyacrylate polyols.

Tallicin® 4618 can be used to promote curing of both moisture-cured and 2K polyurethane systems. In addition, Tallicin® 4618 can be used to increase working time in a polyaspartic coating when incorporated into the polyaspartic amine of a 2K coating system. The product can also be used in rigid and flexible polyurethane foams, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and casting compounds.

Terasperse® 2000

Terasperse® 2000 is recommended for use as a wetting agent for all water-based coatings and provides fast, efficient pigment dispersion without foaming problems. Terasperse® 2000 is also recommended for use in tint bases to improve color acceptance with many commercial universal colorant systems.

Terasperse® 2200

Terasperse® 2200 through its well-balanced surface-active functionality provides an excellent combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic attributes, allowing the formulator to optimize the dispersion of almost all pigments and extenders, including such difficult-to- disperse pigments as phthalo blue, phthalo green and carbon black. The product reduces surface tension and produces effective, efficient pigment wetting characteristics.

Terasperse® 2208

Terasperse® 2208 through its well-balanced surface-active functionality provides an excellent combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic attributes, allowing the formulator to optimize the dispersion of almost all pigments and extenders, including such pigments as phthalo blue, phthalo green, synthetic iron oxide, quinacridone pigments and carbon black. The product reduces surface tension and produces effective, efficient pigment wetting characteristics.

Terasperse® 2230

Designed for new-generation vehicle systems, the product does not promote foam and has neglible effect on such important properties as gloss, hardness and dry time. Terasperse® 2230 through its well-balanced surface-active functionality provides an excellent combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic attributes, allowing the formulator to optimize the dispersion of almost all pigments and extenders, including such difficult-to- disperse pigments as phthalo blue, phthalo green and carbon black. Terasperse® 2230 can be added to a finished coating or ink to boost color acceptance.

Terasperse® 2250

Terasperse® 2250 contributes to a smooth film in water-based latex systems, urethanes, water-reducible and water-dispersible alkyd and polyester formulations for both air-dry and baking applications, as well as water-based epoxy-amine systems. Terasperse® 2250 is also recommended for water-based flexo ink applications to improve appearance.

Terasperse® 2685

Terasperse® 2685 helps provide stable dispersions with high pigment/binder ratios in water-based latex systems, urethanes, water-reducible and water-dispersible alkyd and polyester formulations for both air-dry and baking applications, as well as water-based epoxy-amine systems. Terasperse® 2685 is also recommended for water-based flexo ink applications to improve appearance, adhesion, low viscosity and shear stability.
Terasperse® 2685 through its well-balanced surface-active functionality provides an excellent combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic attributes, allowing the formulator to optimize the dispersion of almost all pigments and extenders, including such difficult-to- disperse pigments as phthalo blue, phthalo green and carbon black. The product reduces surface tension and produces effective, efficient pigment wetting characteristics for both organic and inorganic pigments, including organic reds and red iron oxides.

Tallicin® 3405

An EP/AW additive that has superior clinging ability on metals. Can be formulated into gear oils and other high performance lubricants. Utilized as a dispersant for molybdenum disulfide and Teflon®.

Tallicin® 2570

A completely water-soluble EP/AW additive that can be utilized in synthetic cutting and stamping fluids. Clear solutions after neutralization provides excellent appearance.

Oil Soluble Dyes

Oil soluble dyes dispersed as a color concentrate in high flash naphthenic oil. No dust and ease of solution make these the dyes the best choice to use in color coding your products:

Innores® 99-4901 Blue
Innores® 99-4905 Green
Innores® 99-4904 Red
Innores® 99-4904 Yellow
Other colors are available upon request.

Other colors are available upon request.

Water Soluble Dyes

Teraplex® 77-0199 Blue

Pflaumer Brothers manufactures custom-formulated liquid dyes for both oil-based and water-based systems. Because they are prepared without hazardous solvents, the liquid dyes have very high flash points for use in metalworking fluid formulations, hydraulic oils and any oil that needs to be color coded for ease of identification. Since Pflaumer Brothers has pre-dissolved the dyes without the use of solvents, the liquid dyes easily dissolve in the product being produced without hazards associated with flammable type solvents.

Tallicin® Fluid C-7

Tallicin® Fluid C-7 is a heavy duty concentrated degreaser that can be used in mechanical washers as well as floor cleaning machines. This product will remove heavy duty grease and oil and be free rinsing. This product provides the cleaning ability of solvents without the hazards associated with their use.

Tallicin® 6590

A water-based ferrous inhibitor when added to cutting fluids, drawing and forming products and rust inhibitors increases the corrosion resistance of the product significantly.

Tallicin® 2500

A water-soluble, true solution, high temperature base stock. It is a clear amber fluid with extremely good lubricant properties, also keeps machine surfaces clean.

Tallicin® 2592

A methyl ester base stock that provides excellent penetrating properties. Lower pour points, low iodine values and odors while maintaining clear (almost water white) clarity provides high quality finished products.

Tallicin® 2595

A highly lubricative diester that finds use in higher temperature applications. Tallicin® 2595 finds applications in aluminum machining, drawing and forming, rolling, can and chain lubricants.