ACURE™ – Game Changing New Resin Chemistry for Coatings
ACURE™ is a new, non-isocyanate resin chemistry for coatings based on Michael Addition. Historically the Michael Addition has been too fast and difficult to control for practical use on coatings. Allnex has developed and patented new technology which harnesses ACURE™ ’s speed via use of a unique C02 blocked catalyst and kinetic control additives which give the paint formulator the tools needed to manage ACURE™ ’s use across a number of different applications and application conditions. This proprietary technology gives ACURE™ it’s tagline of “Speed and Control”.
In ACURE™ systems, allnex typically uses a relatively low molecular weight malonated polyester with a relatively low molecular weight acrylate like diTMPTA as its primary Michael Addition reactants. To enable Michael Addition, a strong base catalyst is needed. To enable Michael Addition’s extremely fast cure and create potlife, allnex blocked the catalyst with carbon dioxide. This approach preserves the inherently fast curing kinetics of Michael Addition while remarkably providing hours of potlife, orders of magnitude beyond those seen in typical 2k isocyanate or other chemistries.
ACURE™ chemistry is further enhanced by the use of kinetic additives which are used to slow the system further, providing the formulator with additional degree’s of control so as to manage coatings properties including open time, appearance in thick films and coating performance in varying environmental conditions.
Alternatives to Polyurethane systems don’t come easily. ACURE™ provides coatings properties never before seen in the Coatings Industry. If you’re looking for an Eco Friendly, Green Polyurethane coating system – Acure™ has arrived.
As ACURE™ systems can be formulated to do everything a 2k isocyanate based system does WITH FASTER CURE the possibilities for it’s use in your marketplace is boundless.
Increased line speeds & return to service
Reduced energy & capital costs
Cures at lower temperatures
Extended Painting Seasons
Thicker films per application
Reduced Paint Waste
Isocyanate, organo-tin, BPA and formaldehyde free
Easier on the environment
Very low VOC potential
Increased worker comfort
In What Market Applications Can I Take ACURE™?
ACURE™ is ideally suited to replace 2k urethane based systems across all major metal substrate based segments where it can be expected to deliver energy and cost savings in excess of 30% and increased applicator revenues.
Marine & Offshore
Oil & Gas
ACURE™ is ideally suited to replace all 2k urethane based systems when formulated over an epoxy primer in these Marine and Protective based systems including the most extreme applications requiring ISO 12944 C-5 certification.
ACURE™ is being formulated into a tremendous variety of industrial and decorative floor coatings where it provides fast dry and faster return to service with better tie in times.
Pre and post finished cabinetry
High end office furniture
ACURE™ is well positioned to replace 2k urethane systems and conversion varnishes delivering increased line productivity and coating durability in Industrial Wood Applications
CONTACT OUR EXPERTS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FREE SAMPLES
Dr.ir. Bart Noordover
Expert for ACURE™ Coating Resins
Over 15 years of experience in resin chemistry, both in academia and industry