We offer a relatively small but effective range of ketamine curing agents that may be characterised by their low viscosity and low reactivity with cured films offering performance characteristics comparable to the unmodified amine from which they are derived.
Main application areas in the formulation of high solids coatings, adhesives and industrial flooring systems especially when employed as a co-curing agent modifier.
CURAMINE ketamine curing agents are low viscosity condensation products of ketones with the primary amine groups from the selected amine base from which the product is derived. These materials are relatively stable with epoxy resins allowing for long open-times or pot-life. The amine/ketone reaction conducted to form the product is reversible and the introduction of water [ atmospheric humidity ] regenerates the original ketone and amine species. The amine is subsequently available to react with the epoxy component and the ketone is liberated from the system as a volatile solvent.
ketamine are characterised by their low viscosity and long pot-life. Cured properties are comparable with the amine from which they are derived. They are commonly used in conjunction with other CURAMINE grades in order to reduce the viscosity and extend the pot-life of the formulated system.
These products exhibit excellent cure rate in thin film [ high humidity required ] whilst retaining their long open time in mass. Several grades are available including reactive and blocked grades for use with epoxy resins.