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Anchor

Liquid Boron Trifluoride Amine Complexes

Anchor amine complexes cure an epoxy resin by catalytic cationic polymerization.  These liquid grades are modified amine complexes of Boron trifluoride (BF3) with reduced hygroscopicity and good solubility in epoxy resins. They vary in latency and activation temperature. Cured mechanical properties and heat resistance properties are dependent upon the chosen grade, concentration and post-cure schedule employed. Complexes exhibit opposite behavior with non-standard epoxies, such as glycidyl esters, and cycloaliphatic and alkyl epoxides, that gel within minutes to hours at room temperature.

Key Features

Anchor 1040:  A liquid, chemically modified amine complex of boron trifluoride. It is a member of a series of Lewis Acid catalysts designed to provide cures over a wide range of temperatures.  When compared with the well-known solid BF3-monoethylamine complex, all of the products in this series have the advantage of being freely compatible with liquid epoxy resins. When using Anchor 1040 curing agent, do not employ alkaline fillers, since they will inhibit cure.  Principal applications include Prepregs with solid or liquid epoxy resins, and molding powders.

Anchor 1115:  A liquid, chemically modified amine complex of boron trifluoride. It is a member of a series of Lewis Acid catalysts designed to provide cures over a wide range of temperatures.  When compared with the well-known solid BF3-monoethylamine complex, all of the products in this series have the advantage of being freely compatible with liquid epoxy resins. When using Anchor 1040 curing agent, do not employ alkaline fillers, since they will inhibit cure.  Principal applications include Prepregs with solid or liquid epoxy resins, molding powders, and insulating varnishes.

Recommended Applications

  • Encapsulation compounds
  • Heat-cure insulating varnishes
  • Powder coatings
  • One-pack body solders
  • Laminates
  • Surface coatings
  • Epoxy molding powders
  • Binders for carbon fiber composites
  • Prepreg
  • Molding powders