Processing Magazine

Albemarle Announces Breakthrough in Curatives Technology

September 22, 2010

PRNewswire reports, Albemarle Corporation has commercialized ETHACURE® 90, a new polymer chain extender that improves the processing capability of polyurea and polyurethane spray elastomer coating systems used in applications such as truck bed liners, concrete and steel coatings, potable water systems and industrial coatings. ETHACURE® 90 is a unique, new aliphatic diamine chain extender for aliphatic and aromatic formulations in sprayed and hand-applied coatings. Its low reactivity and highly compatible diamine chemistry provides formulators with improved cure-rate control in a wide range of aliphatic and aromatic systems. Final review by the US Environmental Protection Agency is complete and commercial sales will begin in November 2010.