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VOC-free

The abbreviation VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) refers to volatile organic compounds. The VOC group of substances includes, for example, hydrocarbons, alcohols and organic acids. VOCs are practically always present in indoor air. As a rule, the concentrations of individual VOCs in indoor spaces are relatively low and there is then no need to worry about adverse health effects. The individual VOCs can have very different effects on human health. These range from odor nuisance and irritation of the respiratory tract and eyes to acute effects and long-term effects. Some of these substances can cause cancer, damage genetic material or impair reproduction.

Possible sources of indoor VOCs include the storage of building products or interior furnishings, such as flooring, wall and ceiling materials, paints, coatings, adhesives and furniture. The volatile organic compounds enter indoor air from surfaces when solvents evaporate and liquid or paste products dry. But they can also escape into the air from solid products, such as plastics or other materials. To avoid VOCs indoors, low-emission products should be used.

With ipox epoxy hardeners ipox EH, the properties of epoxy resin systems can be individually determined - fast or slow, hard or impact resistant, low viscosity or high viscosity, hydrophilic or hydrophobic, low VOC or VOC-free. ipox offers a broad product portfolio of VOC-free hardeners to keep emissions as low as possible.

We will be happy to provide you with further information and advice on how to avoid VOCs. 

 

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Reactive diluents

ProductChemical nameStructureCASEEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxFurther attributesIndustriesAttributesWater solubility
ipox RD 14Neopentylglykol-diglycidyletherstructure17557-23-2150 โ€“ 16015โ€“252comparable to ipox RD 18;improved price/performance ratio;low volatilityConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 14 ecoNeopentylglykol-diglycidyletherstructure17557-23-2150 โ€“ 16015โ€“252comparable to ipox RD 18;improved price/performance ratio;low volatilityConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curingEco-line
ipox RD 172-Ethyl-Hexyl-glycidyletherstructure2461-15-6210 โ€“ 2302โ€“41very good dilution performance;low odor;self-emulsifying characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free
ipox RD 181,6-Hexandiol-diglycidyletherstructure16096-31-4147 โ€“ 16115โ€“251mechanical properties are little affected;very good chemical resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 19Polyoxypropylenglycol-diglycidyletherstructure26142-30-3 Polymer280 โ€“ 35030 โ€“ 701results in impact resistant resin systems;hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 20Trimethylolpropan-polyglycidyletherstructure30499-70-8 Polymer140 โ€“ 150120 โ€“ 1802accelerating effect;high degree of crosslinking;glass transition temperature is only slightly affectedConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 21Poly(tetramethylen-oxid)-diglycidyletherstructure26951-52-0 Polymer395 โ€“ 445140 โ€“ 1902results in impact resistant resin systems;hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free
ipox RD 24C12-C14-glycidyletherstructure68609-97-2270 โ€“ 3135 โ€“ 101very good dilution performance;hydrophobic character;only low volatilityConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free
ipox RD 31,4-Butandiol-diglycidyletherstructure2425-79-8130 โ€“ 14512โ€“221best difunctional thinner;mechanical properties are little affected;very good solvent resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 3 eco1,4-Butandiol-diglycidyletherstructure2425-79-8130 โ€“ 14512โ€“221best difunctional thinner;mechanical properties are little affected;very good solvent resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curingEco-line
ipox RD 61C12-C14-EOx-glycidylether-Polymer470 โ€“ 50015 โ€“ 252results in impact resistant resin systems;hydrophobic characterPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free

Bonding agents / crosslinkers

ProductChemical nameStructureCASEEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxFurther attributesIndustriesAttributesWater solubility
ipox CL 12Glycerin-polyglycidyletherstructure90529-77-4140 โ€“ 150160 โ€“ 2001good dilution performance;very good wetting performance;hydrophilic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox CL 12 ecoGlycerin-polyglycidyletherstructure90529-77-4140 โ€“ 150160 โ€“ 2001good dilution performance;very good wetting performance;hydrophilic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curingEco-line
ipox CL 12WGlycerin-polyglycidyletherstructure90529-77-4130 โ€“ 150120 โ€“ 1801good dilution performance;very good wetting performance;hydrophilic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox CL 16Pentaerythrol-polyglycidyletherstructure3126-63-4
30973-88-7
Polymer
156 โ€“ 170900 โ€“ 12002aliphatic epoxy resin;high degree of crosslinkingPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox CL 16 ecoPentaerythrol-polyglycidyletherstructure3126-63-4
30973-88-7
Polymer
156 โ€“ 170900 โ€“ 12002aliphatic epoxy resin;high degree of crosslinkingPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curingEco-line
ipox CL 60Polyglycidylether ethoxyliertes Trimethylolpropan-Polymer370 โ€“ 490240 โ€“ 3804aliphatic epoxy resin;very hydrophilic character;very soluble in waterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free
ipox RD 20Trimethylolpropan-polyglycidyletherstructure30499-70-8
Polymer
140 โ€“ 150120 โ€“ 1802good dilution performance;aliphatic epoxy resin;hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing
ipox RD 20 ecoTrimethylolpropan-polyglycidyletherstructure30499-70-8
Polymer
140 โ€“ 150120 โ€“ 1802good dilution performance;aliphatic epoxy resin;hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curingEco-line

Cycloaliphatic epoxy resins

ProductChemical nameCASEEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxFurther attributesIndustriesAttributes
ipox ER 15Hydrogenated BPA-diglycidylether13410-58-7 30583-72-3225 โ€“ 2452000 โ€“ 37001cycloaliphatic epoxy resin;very hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free
ipox ER 15 ecoHydrogenated BPA-diglycidylether13410-58-7 30583-72-3225 โ€“ 2452000 โ€“ 37001cycloaliphatic epoxy resin;very hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeEco-line
ipox ER 15-1Hydrogenated BPA-diglycidylether13410-58-7 30583-72-3210 โ€“ 2251500 โ€“ 25001cycloaliphatic epoxy resin;very hydrophobic characterConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-free

Modified amine hardeners

ProductChemical basisHEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxGel time (min)100g,23ยฐC,DGEBADescriptionAlkylphenol freeWithout VOCs**IndustriesAttributesIngredientsPrimersMortarsscreedsPigmentedcoatings
ipox EH 2064Modified aliphatic amines83240 โ€“ 320140free of VOC,100% reactive components,low tendency to yellowingConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free----
ipox EH 2081-1modified cycloaliphatic amines6360 - 1601170Hardener for water washable,jointing compoundsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free----
ipox EH 2082modified cycloaliphatic amines4475 - 175370emulsifiable,together with ipox ER 1030-6W for water-washable groutsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-freeAll ingredients listed in the "Coating Guideline", Annex 1, Federal Environment Agency (as of 03/2016)---
ipox EH 2212MXDA-Mannichbase85450 โ€“ 750515Cures at T > 5ยฐC,very good chemical resistance,reactive acceleratorConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-freeFast curing-
ipox EH 2213MXDA-Mannichbase75400 โ€“ 600515lower viscosity than EH 2212,improved surface propertiesConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-freeFast curing-
ipox EH 2215MXDA-Mannichbase70575 โ€“ 700515Cures at T > 5ยฐC,very good chemical resistance,reactive acceleratorConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-freeFast curing-
ipox EH 2216Cycloaliphatic amine64650 โ€“ 850512Low-temperature curing agent for epoxy resins,very fast through-curingConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingUV stableVOC-freeFast curing----
ipox EH 2240MXDA-ACN-Adduct102120 โ€“ 2201> 4hfor impact resistant EP systems with high chemical resistance,co-hardenerConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free-
ipox EH 2900Tertiary amine-90 โ€“ 3008-Catalyst,AcceleratorConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsComposites and 3D printingVOC-freeFast curing-

Water-emulsifiable epoxy resins

ProductChemical basisEEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxFurther attributesApplicationIngredientsIndustriesAttributes
ipox ER 1030-6WBisphenol-A-diglycidylether difunctional RT165 โ€“ 185500 โ€“ 8002100water emulsifiable epoxy resin with ipox EH 2082 water washable groutsAll ingredients listed in the "Coating Guideline", Annex 1, Federal Environment Agency (as of 03/2016)Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1030WBisphenol-A-diglycidylether polymeric reactive emulsifier188 โ€“ 1989000 - 130003100water emulsifiable epoxy resin for the preparation of epoxy resin emulsions,100% reactive emulsifierAll ingredients listed in the "Coating Guideline", Annex 1, Federal Environment Agency (as of 03/2016)Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1031WBisphenol-A-diglycidylether polymeric reactive emulsifier180 โ€“ 2007500 - 120001100water emulsifiable epoxy resin for the production of epoxy resin emulsionsAll ingredients listed in the "Coating Guideline", Annex 1, Federal Environment Agency (as of 03/2016)Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1035Wwater based epoxy resin255 โ€“ 28550 โ€“ 130weiรŸe Emulsion66 โ€“ 68Liquid resin emulsion for the production of waterborne paints and coatings-Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1100-8WBisphenol-A-F-diglycidylether difunctional RT165 โ€“ 185750 โ€“ 9501100water emulsifiable epoxy resin-Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1100WBisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether180 โ€“ 1906000 โ€“ 80002100water-based emulsion paints and adhesives-Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free

Water-based amine hardeners

ProductChemical basisHEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxFurther attributesDescriptionAlkylphenol freeWithout VOCs**IndustriesAttributesPrimersPigmentedcoatingsMortarsscreedsDecorativecoatings
ipox EH 2410WModified polyamine adductin Water22011000 โ€“ 21000664 โ€“ 66excellent adhesion to damp substrates and steel,fast drying and through-curingConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsUV stableVOC-free----
ipox EH 2460WModified polyaminoamide21025000 โ€“ 500001649 โ€“ 51excellent adhesion to damp substrates and steel,with solid resin dispersions suitable for anti-corrosion primers,pigmented roller coatings with liquid resinsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsVOC-free--
ipox EH 2465WModified polyamine adduct in water3005000 โ€“ 10000849 โ€“ 51Hardener for impregnations and coatings based on water-based 2-K-epoxy-systems ,emulsifies liquid epoxy resin,low viscosity,very low odorConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsVOC-free
ipox EH 2471WModified polyamine adduct in water3005000 โ€“ 10000Emulsion53 โ€“ 57Hardener for impregnations, paints and self-leveling coatings on waterborne 2-K-epoxy-systemsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsVOC-free----

Modified epoxy resins

ProductChemical basisEEW g/eqViscosityFZG* maxApplicationIndustriesAttributes
ipox ER 1010Bisphenol-A-diglycidyl ether180 โ€“ 19610000 โ€“ 140001solvent-free epoxy systemsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1011Epoxy resin (solid)475 โ€“ 550fest-solvent-free and solvent-based epoxy systems, corrosion protection and industrial coatingsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1016Bispenol-F-diglycidylether159 โ€“ 1753000 โ€“ 70001solvent-free epoxy systems,high chemical resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1020Bisphenol-A-diglycidylether monofunctional RT190 โ€“ 205900 โ€“ 15001solvent-free epoxy systems,hydrophobic character,optimized wetting of substrate and fillersConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1022Bisphenol-A-diglycidylether monofunctional RT189 โ€“ 213700 โ€“ 10002solvent-free epoxy systems,hydrophobic character,chemical resistant coatingsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1042Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether monofunctional RT185 โ€“ 200900 โ€“ 12001solvent-free epoxy systems,hydrophobic character,optimized wetting of substrate and fillersConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1042-5Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether monofunctional RT190 โ€“ 205400 โ€“ 6001solvent-free epoxy systems,lower viscosity than ipox ER 1042-7Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1042-7Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether monofunctional RT185 โ€“ 200500 โ€“ 9001solvent-free epoxy systems,lower viscosity than ipox ER 1042Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1052Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether difunctional RT164 โ€“ 176600 โ€“ 9001solvent-free epoxy systems,improved curing,very good solvent resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1052-5Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether difunctional RT164 โ€“ 176450 โ€“ 6501solvent-free epoxy systems,lower viscosity than ipox ER 1052Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1052-9Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether difunctional RT164 โ€“ 176700 โ€“ 10001solvent-free epoxy systems, higher viscosity than ipox ER 1052Construction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1054Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether difunctional RT160 โ€“ 180900 โ€“ 14001solvent-free epoxy systems,very good chemical resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1062Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether difunctional RT172 โ€“ 188700 โ€“ 10001solvent-free epoxy systems,very good chemical resistanceConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free
ipox ER 1092-1Bisphenol-A/F-diglycidylether elasticized375 โ€“4156500 โ€“ 95002elastic epoxy systemsConstruction chemistryPaints and coatingsFibersPerformance ChemicalsComposites and 3D printingVOC-free

Reducing emissions from VOCs is an important goal for all chemical applications. ipox provides a variety of selected raw materials for formulating VOC-free epoxy technologies.

The combination of an epoxy resin with an aminic hardener is well known in the industry for the unique properties that such systems offer. Surface coatings exhibit high mechanical strengths, are scratch resistant, UV resistant, adhere very well to metal. Reactive diluents are very often added to self-leveling floor coatings to lower the viscosity of the epoxy and ensure good workability. In combination with reactive diluted epoxy, modified amines are used for curing, depending on the desired application properties, workability and surface quality.

The amine-based hardeners used here, often contain a high proportion of benzyl alcohol, which is needed to achieve a low viscosity for the entire system. However, this contributes to increased emissions of volatile organic compounds. To overcome this disadvantage, ipox has developed new VOC-free hardeners. These VOC-free hardeners do not contain benzyl alcohol or other solvents.