GELLED COMPOSITIONS FOR EPOXY-BASED SYSTEMS
Publication Date: 2003-May-08
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Gelled compositions involving epoxy-based resins or epoxy-based systems for coatings and other applications are disclosed which comprise a matrix liquid, e.g., epoxy resin or system, and a gellant. The disclosed gellants, which are preferably polymeric amide-containing materials (e.g., polyamides), are readily incorporated into the epoxy-based formulations by mild heating and shear mixing to form, when cooled, homogeneous, very weak to solid clear gels. The desired rheological properties can be tailored by the gellant loading in the formulation.