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Cardura™ E10P Glycidyl Ester
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Cardura™ E10P Glycidyl Ester

Cardura™ E10P glycidyl ester, the glycidyl ester of Versatic™ acid 10, has been used for decades as a building block for high-performance resins for automotive, industrial and construction applications. Cardura E10P glycidyl ester enables the production of (ultra) high solids and waterborne low viscosity polymers with good substrate wetting, UV and chemical resistance.
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Features & Benefits

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Product Highlights

        Reactive group 

  • Reactive epoxy-ester group
  • Highly reactive towards amines, acids and alcohols
  • Ring opening generates a hydroxyl group for crosslinking

        Bulky group 

  • Sterically protected ester group
  • Bulky structure
  • Reduces inter molecular interaction between polymer chains
  • Aliphatic structure
  • Hydrophobic
Product Features
  • Excellent compatibility with a wide range of solvents
  • Enables lower resin VOC
  • Improved pigment utilization
  • Enables lower solution viscosity
  • Improves gloss
  • Enables excellent acid resistance
  • Enables excellent outdoor durability

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Applications
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Cardura E10P glycidyl ester is used as an intermediate for the manufacture of resins and polymers and for different chemical syntheses via reactions with its epoxide group. Its unique reaction characteristics and properties make Cardura E10P glycidyl ester attractive for a wide variety of paint applications, particularly those based on polyesters, acrylics and epoxy resins.

Cardura E10P glycidyl ester is also used as a reactive diluent for epoxy resins based on bisphenol A, bisphenol F or blends of these two. Typical applications for Cardura E10P glycidyl ester diluted resins are solvent-free coatings curing at ambient temperature and compositions for the civil engineering industry, including floorings and concrete repair compounds. Cardura E10P glycidyl ester has good wetting characteristics and offers better crystallization resistance and improved chemical resistance in the diluted resin compared to many other diluents.

Cardura E10P glycidyl ester is used as an acid scavenger to reduce the acid value of esters, polyesters resins and polymers. It is usually dosed to these products at the end of their chemical synthesis when they are still at elevated temperature. The unique reaction characteristics and properties make Cardura E10P glycidyl ester attractive for a wide variety of applications, particularly those requiring very low acid values such as synthetic lubricants, high performance polyesters and specialty ester based polymers. Typically, the derived products have an improved hydrolytic stability due to their extremely low acid value. Usually, 4.3 to 30 mg/g Cardura E10P glycidyl ester is used per mg/g KOH of acid value reduction desired. Excess product may be removed by vacuum distillation.

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Storage and Shelf Life

Cardura should be stored at ambient temperature (min 5 °C - max 50 °C) in conditions such that moisture is excluded, in the original containers kept tightly closed. Under these conditions the shelf life should be three years starting from the manufactured date. In case free Cardura E10P glycidyl ester level is >1%, the product should be labeled in line with GHS guidelines and in case free Cardura E10P glycidyl ester level > 0.1%.

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