Karenz MT™ PE1
Epoxy/UV Curing Agent
To increase the speed of UV-curing resins, the amount of polymerization initiators is increased. In the case of epoxy resins, the temperature is increased. However, when multifunctional-Thiol∗-based Karenz MT™ PE1 is used, curing speeds are substantially improved. Karenz improves adhesiveness and elongation, as well as reduces the amount of energy used for production and processing.
The use of Karenz MT™ PE1 in UV-curing resins helps reduce the amount of UV irradiation and polymerization initiators, which restrict the coloring of the product. In the case of epoxy resins, it is possible to cure at low temperatures and increase the curing rate compared with the use of conventional amine-based curing agents*. Furthermore, compared with conventional Thiol-based curing agents, Karenz MT™ PE1 has lower levels of odor.
- UV-curing resins: A photo-curing resin that changes its properties following irradiation of ultraviolet rays. It is used as a coating material and as photoresist in the production of electronic circuits.
- Multifunctional-thiol: Compounds whose molecule contains two or more groups of hydrogenated sulfur (-SH).
- Amine-based curing agents: Curing agents whose molecule contains amino groups (-NH2), reacting with epoxy resins at room temperature for curing.
Characteristics of Karenz MT™
Additional Karenz information
Please read our MSDS before using Karenz MT™
Take measures against static electricity and wear conductive clothes and shoes. Handle the product where adequate local exhaust ventilation is provided. Wear protective glasses, gloves and mask. Wash hands with water after handling.
Store the product in a dry, cool, and dark place. Do not allow high temperature objects, sparks or flame in the vicinity of the product. Use a closed container.
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