Within the coatings market, all geographical regions are looking to provide technology which addresses emerging environmental concerns, with a specific focus on eliminating hazardous raw materials and lowering solvent emissions. Epoxy coatings used in marine and protective coatings are based on epoxy resins predominantly derived from bisphenol diglycidyl ether and are cured with a range of amine hardeners  designed to optimally balance handling and end-use performance properties. With the introduction of maximum VOC limits in coating applications, development work has shifted from traditional solid epoxy resins (SERs) to systems based on the lowerviscosity liquid epoxy resins (LERs). ...
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