Shikoku Chemicals Corp. (Orange, California) is featuring its line of Curezol imidazole curing agents for epoxy resin. The company has also recently developed the Cureduct P-series of imidazole and amine derivatives, and the Cureduct stabilizer. The Cureduct P-series reportedly enables formulators to achieve good pot life, lower curing temperatures and shorter curing times in matrix resins, when compared to standard imidazoles. When P-series is used in combination with the Cureduct stabilizer, excellent storage stability in one-part systems reportedly can be realized. Shikoku will also introduce its benzoxazine resins – P-d and F-a types. They can be formulated as base resins, or as additives to epoxies or bismaleimides to improve material properties.
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