November/December 1993 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY 7 Anchor Chemical Group PLC (a wholly owned sub When cured at temperatures, the adhesive con sidiary of Air Products PLC) has found that use of its taining Amicure PACM curing agent was found to be Amicure PACM curing agent in heat-cured, two com stronger than the substrate, with the plastic failing ponent adhesives greatly increases the adhesive's under both ambient and elevated temperature test high-temperature performance for plastic or metal conditions. These performance attributes -particularly bonding. Partial substitution of Amicure PACM curing its ability to increase strength and perform at high- agent for a standard, high-imidazoline polyamide in temperatures - expand the range of applications for typical adhesive formulations can increase lap shear which two-component epoxies can be used. Amicure strength by up to 60 percent. In addition, testing to PACM curing agent is available through Anchor determine the mode of failure when bonding plastic Chemicals Group PLC. substrates confirmed the performance benefits of Details: Anchor Chemicals Group PLC, Clayton including Amicure PACM curing agent in the adhesive Lane, Clayton, Manchester, Ml 1 4SR. Tel. 061 223 formulation. 2461. Fax: 061 223 5488. content, improve adhesion to difficult substrate's, Specialised coatings reduce overcoat times, while maintaining the excellent corrosion protection properties these coatings have. from Libert Long term UV stability has always been good and criti cisms of poor moisture tolerance especially during application has never been a problem with Libert coat ings but it has been improved thanks to a new patented manufacturing process. In can stability of unopened For the last 15 years Libert Paints of Gent have cans is excellent (with the amount of litres produced remained at the forefront of Polyurethane paint devel per year by Libert, it has to be), the same manufac opment in Europe, with a highly successful range of turing process increases it. quality specialised coatings. They have taken standard Bayer technology and fine It also enables the coating to be applied at higher film tuned it to ensure that every product within their exten thicknesses than with normal systems, enabling a three sive range is ideal for the purpose it was designed for. coat build of.. . microns to offer long term protection even in salt water environments. Thus Libert have a top quality system for many of our UK markets including paints for floors, walls, roofs and What more could there be: metal. A wide colour range In the past Libert have sold through Licensees such A variety of primers including the new Polyfix as Freeman Paints of Deeside, but with the advent of Even a primer for difficult substrates such as alu the open market within Europe Libert have decided to minium or stainless steel introduce their products direct to the UK via their own A comparable range of tw o component alternatives sales organisation Libert Paints (UK) ltd. A near comparable range of solvent free high build While maintaining the well known names and quality coatings coatings such as Polygloss HS for cladding overpaints A range of water thinnable coatings including the new they are also introducing the latest variant of many UK two pack polyurethane established coatings such as Polyfloor used extensively Aquatane over the last eight years for overcoating new and old Oh and as the coatings have proven themselves to be concrete floors. of consistent quality and The aim of Libert is to try and produce products that performance a 10 year independent insurance backed are as environmentally friendly as new technology guarantee allows, combined with ease of application and cost effectiveness to make life for specifyers and contractors as easy as possible. Metal maintenance Often considered as one of the leading exponents of Bayer's one component moisture cure polyurethane technology, Libert Paints, have also set up selling their range of metal protection coatings direct to the UK market. As has often been advertised by Bayer the coatings on offer are well tried and tested, some have been in use in the most aggressive of environments at Sidmar steel works for over ten years, protecting metal pipes, cranes and other exposed steel structures against corrosion. As time has marched on, so has Libert technology, improvements have been made to reduce the solvent
Pigment & Resin Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1993
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