EthoFlex™ ER is an additive for epoxy coatings that can be applied with either the epoxy or the hardener and is compatible with any solvent. While other additives can require extensive preparation or expensive application equipment, EthoFlex™ ER is easy to add and can lower your performance costs by allowing fewer and thinner coats. As scientists we can appreciate the most elegant solution, and EthoFlex™ ER is just that- one ingredient taking the place of many; a simple preparation taking the place of many complex ones.
All tests were made with EPON 828, a liquid epoxy resin, the additive, and 10% benzyl alcohol or other solvent. The hardener used was 4:1 cycloaliphatic amine adduct (XTA 801 from Huntsman) and the hardener to epoxy ratio is 0.8. Additive percentage was tested at 15% and 30% of the total formulation.