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Evonik Unveils 'Ancamine 2880': Revolutionary UV-Resistant Epoxy Curing Agent
Evonik Unveils 'Ancamine 2880': Revolutionary UV-Resistant Epoxy Curing Agent

Evonik Unveils 'Ancamine 2880': Revolutionary UV-Resistant Epoxy Curing Agent

  • 18-Apr-2024 11:11 AM
  • Journalist: Emilia Jackson

Evonik has introduced Ancamine® 2880, a novel epoxy curing agent distinguished by its rapid curing and UV-resistant properties, alongside exceptional mechanical strength, resistance to abrasion, and enduring color stability. Tailored for flooring applications demanding superior surface aesthetics, Ancamine® 2880 boasts a low coloration and high gloss finish. Moreover, its globally accessible low viscosity formulation facilitates effortless application, allowing for ambient and low-temperature curing, while its prompt hardness development enables swift access to freshly coated floors.

Christian Schmidt, Head of the Crosslinkers business line, expressed enthusiasm for the introduction of Evonik's latest high-performance curing agent in the Ancamine® series, emphasizing its capacity to deliver performance benefits while aligning with current labeling standards. Schmidt highlighted Ancamine® 2880's ability to bridge existing performance disparities in curing agents, underscoring its transformative potential for the coatings market due to its outstanding EH&S profile.

Ancamine® 2880 exhibits remarkable abrasion and carbamation resistance, ensuring exceptional aesthetics even in challenging environments. Its robust resistance to various chemical classes and UV stability render it a top choice not just for industrial and decorative floor coatings but also for general high solids coatings. Moreover, Ancamine® 2880 boasts an improved EH&S profile, exemplifying Evonik's dedication to addressing the changing demands of the global coatings industry by delivering innovative solutions that meet the most stringent performance and environmental criteria.

Ancamine® 2880 stands as a modified cycloaliphatic epoxy curing agent, renowned for its rapid curing and UV-resistant attributes, rendering it a prime selection for industrial floor topcoat applications. Engineered to provide outstanding mechanical properties, alongside exceptional resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and color retention over its operational lifespan.

Evonik stands as a global frontrunner in specialty chemicals, boasting operations spanning over 100 countries worldwide. With a robust performance, the company achieved a sales figure of €15.3 billion and an adjusted EBITDA of €1.66 billion in 2023. Evonik's commitment transcends traditional chemistry, as it continually pioneers innovative, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable solutions tailored to meet customer needs. With a workforce of over 33,000 dedicated individuals, Evonik collaboratively pursues its overarching mission.

The Specialty Additives division merges the operations of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers, enhancing the value, durability, energy efficiency, and overall quality of end products. Serving as formulation experts in rapidly expanding sectors like coatings, mobility, infrastructure, and consumer goods, Specialty Additives leverages its expertise to yield significant impact with minimal input. With a workforce of 3,500 employees, the division achieved sales of €3.52 billion in 2023.

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