HELOXY 107 | Hexion Modifier
Diglycidyl Ether of Cyclohexane Dimethanol, Viscosity Reducing Modifier For Epoxy Resin Formulations
HELOXY 107 is the diglycidyl ether of cyclohexane dimethanol. While it is primarily used as a reactive diluent or viscosity reducing modifier for epoxy resin formulations, it also can effectively serve as a reactive intermediate for further synthesis of various cycloaliphatic based resins.
Application Areas/Suggested Uses
To improve air release and wetting characteristics or to increase pot life in electrical, potting, encapsulation, and impregnation applications
To maintain high reactivity yet provide workable viscosity at room temperature when using novolac or other high functionality epoxy resins
- Reduces viscosity of epoxy formulations while maintaining most cured state properties
- Provides excellent cured state resistance to creep or deformation under high stress
- Is an effective means of incorporating a cycloaliphatic structure into the polymer chain
|Weight per Epoxide||g/eq||155-165||ASTM D1652|
|Viscosity at 25°C||cP||55-75||ASTM D445|
|Color||Gardner||1 max.||ASTM D1544|
|Density @ 25 °C||lbs/gal||9.0-9.2||ASTM D1475|
|Flash point, Setaflash||°F||>200|
HELOXY 107 is fully compatible with the entire bisphenol A based series of epoxy resins as well as higher functionality epoxy resins. Concentrations of up to 40 percent of HELOXY Modifier 107 have been employed for viscosity reduction. Performance properties of systems containing this resin are maintained at higher modifier concentrations than is possible with monoepoxide diluents and most diepoxide diluents.
Effect of HELOXY 107 modifications on the properties of various EPON™ Resin 828 based systems is demonstrated by data presented in Table 1. Substituting HELOXY Modifier 107 for Epon Resin 828 or other unmodified resins generally results in slight increases in flexibility. As with all diluting modifiers, use of HELOXY Modifier 107 decreases chemical resistance and elevated temperature performance. To minimize such losses, the lowest concentration of HELOXY Modifier 107 necessary to obtain desired reduction in viscosity should be used.
When formulating with HELOXY 107, the concentration of curing agent to be used will likely be different than in the case of an unmodified system. The proper curing agent combining ratio should always be calculated in order to ensure proper stoichiometric balance.
Available in quart, gallon, 5 gallon, and 55 gallon drum sizes.
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