Welcome to Ethox
The American Chemical Company®
Since its formation in 1968, Ethox Chemicals has served the industry with quality products and service. The concept of specialized service to each customer has proven successful over the years, and that is what Ethox strives to maintain.
As well as providing custom and toll manufacturing services, Ethox provides a broad range of surface-modifying products employing a wide range of chemistries including alkoxylation, esterification, phosphation, sulfation, and custom synthesis.
Ethox Chemicals is a privately held company with about 155 employees. It is part of the Piedmont Chemical group. We are located on a 45-acre site in Greenville, South Carolina. This location lends us strategic advantages including railroad access and close proximity to Interstate 85. Read more
WATERBORNE EPOXY COATING SYSTEMS WITH FREEZE/ THAW STABILITY AND IMPROVED PROPERTIES
Waterborne Epoxy Coating SystemsWaterborne two component epoxy/amine formulations can be an attractive alternative to solvent-based systems despite their higher cost and – in some respects – slightly reduced performance. The most important applications for water-based epoxy systems today are coatings on concrete, primers for metal, and epoxy cement concrete (ECC). However, one of the problems with low-VOC waterborne epoxy and hardener dispersions is that the freeze/thaw stability of these dispersions is often poor since common anti-freeze solvents are VOCs. We have found a surfactant system that imparts good freeze/thaw stability to epoxy dispersions. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, the stability and pot life of the dispersions are improved, often with improved cure times. Gloss and water resistance of the cured coatings were checked and are good. Formulations with good combinations of pot life, cure time, and freeze/thaw stability will be shared along with the presumed mechanisms for the excellent performance observed.
Come see Ethox at Booth A62 October 23-24, 2019 • New York City https://northamerica.in-cosmetics.com/ Where personal care ingredients and creators come together The exhibition brings together a wide […]
Come see Ethox at Booth 208 October 20-23, 2019 • Paris Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas WesternCoatings.org The WCS is a regional conference and trade […]
October 2-3, 2019 • Long Beach Convention Center • 300 Ocean Blvd • Long Beach, CA https://caliscc.org/suppliers-day-info CA Suppliers’ Day serves as one of the most important North […]