Introduction: Silex-50 is a Pure Cashew Nut Shell Liquid based Phenolic Resin and is processed using special catalyst to cater to the need of various dark coloured but quick drying paints and primers. The resins has got both air drying and baking properties and is suitable for making High Gloss Dark & Semi Dark colored Enamels& Paints, Anti Corrosive Primers, Red Oxide Metal Primers, Anti Fouling Paints, Insulating Varnishes, Anti Termite Chemicals and Varnishes, Blackoffset Printing Inks of outstanding properties particularly in regard to resistance to the water and chemical.
Compatibility: Silex-50 is compatible with all Drying oils, Alkyds, Epoxies, Ester gums, Phenolics, Maleics etc., in all proportion and only to a limited extent in Chlorinated Resins specially Chlorinated Rubber. It is not compatible with Urea resins.
Solubility: Silex-50 is soluble in Mineral Turpentine oil (MTO) in all proportion. It is also soluble in most of the common paints solvent like Toluene, Xylene, Naphthas, Esteretc., but having limited solubility in Epoxies, Vinyl & Ethyl Ketones.
RecommendedDriers: Drierssuch as 1% lead or 0.5% cobalt and 1.5% Manganese as metal on the solid resin content is recommended. If require the proportion of Manganese can be increasedto further 1.0% with beneficial effects. After addition of driers ageing for 24hours is recommended.
Modeof Supply: It is supplied in 200 kgs packings as 100%, 80%, and 70% solids. For most of the paints and varnishes applications 70% execution is recommended as it has the best film properties & flowable from drums.