EPIKURE 3270 | Hexion Curing Agent
EPIKURE 3270, a modified aliphatic amine, is designed to rapidly cure thin sections of epoxy resin formulations at temperatures of 60 °F (15 °C) and above. EPIKURE 3270 is of special interest for decorative flooring and high-build coating applications because 100 percent reactive formulations of this type cure rapidly to clear, tough, mar-resistant films over a wide ambient temperature and relative humidity range. High-build floor coatings have been applied in one day and opened to traffic after an overnight cure period. Additionally, EPIKURE 3270 is well suited for fast setting equal volume adhesives.
Application Areas/Suggested Uses
- Light color
- Good mar resistance
- Resistance to amine carbonate formation (“blush”, “bloom” or “sweat-out”)
- Convenient combining ratios
|Amine as KOH||mg/g||313 – 337||ASTM D2896|
|Viscosity at 25°C||cP||4,000 – 7,000||ASTM D2196|
|Color||Gardner||2 max.||ASTM D1544|
|Equivalent weight, approx.||142|
|Pounds/gallon @ 25 °C||lbs/gal||8.07||ASTM D1475|
Safety, Storage & Handling
Please refer to the MSDS for the most current Safety and Handling information.
Please refer to the Hexion web site for Shelf Life and recommended Storage information. To preserve product quality and prevent discoloration, it is recommended that a nitrogen blanket be maintained on the headspace of an opened container and that storage / handling temperatures in excess of 50°C (122°F) be avoided. Spillage around the opening of the container from dispensing operations will form a crystalline residue. This residue is not soluble in the curing agent nor the resin, and certain measures should be taken to prevent it from contaminating the remaining contents of the container. The crystalline residue should be removed with a warm damp wash cloth PRIOR to re-opening the container for dispensing. EPIKURE 3270 should be stored in tightly sealed, completely filled containers of metal, glass, or polyolefin plastic at normal room temperatures. The curing agent may darken during long-term storage, the extent of color formation depending on storage temperature and exposure to air. Exposure to these materials should be minimized and avoided, if feasible, through the observance of proper precautions, use of appropriate engineering controls and proper personal protective clothing and equipment, and adherence to proper handling procedures. None of these materials should be used, stored, or transported until the handling precautions and recommendations as stated in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for these and all other products being used are understood by all persons who will work with them. Questions and requests for information on Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) products should be directed to your Hexion sales representative, or the nearest Hexion sales office. Information and MSDSs on non-Hexion products should be obtained from the respective manufacturer.
Available in quart, gallon, 5 gallon, and 55 gallon drum sizes.
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