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COATINGS - NACURE & K-CURE Catalysts

COATINGS > K-KAT Tin Free Catalysts

COATINGS > K-FLEX Polyesters

COATINGS > NACORR Corrosion Inhibitors

COATINGS > DISPARLON Surface, Flow & Leveling

LUBRICANTS > NALUBE KR Alkyklated Naphthalene

LUBRICANTS > NALUBE BL Base Oil Blends & Eco - Label

LUBRICANTS > NALUBE Extreme Pressure (EP)

LUBRICANTS > NALUBE Anti-wear (AW)

LUBRICANTS > NASUL Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors

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COATINGS > NACURE Catalysts

What NACURE products are recommended for good elecrostatic spray properties?

NACUE 1051, NACURE 1419, NACURE 1323, NACURE 1557, NACURE 1953.

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Should I use Free Acid or Latent Catalyst?

While acid catalysts provide the fastest cure and lower curing teperatures, blocked or latent catalysts are typically chosen for systems requiring greater package stability. In addition, troublesome catalyst-pigment interactions can be reduced or eliminated with the use of blocked catalysts.

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COATINGS - NACURE & K-CURE Catalysts

What products are recommended for waterborne systems?

K-CURE 1040W
NACURE 3525
NACURE 2500

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What products are recommended for best adhesion or intercoat adhesion?

NACURE 155
NACURE 3525
NACURE X49-110

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Which products have the best overbake resistance?

NACURE 1051
NACURE 1323
NACURE 1953

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What product gives a wrinkled finished?

NACURE 2107

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Which are the best recommended Partially Alkylated Amino Acids?

NACURE 4000
NACURE XC-235
NACURE 4167

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What products are best for corrosion and water resistance?

NACURE 155
NACURE 1051
NACURE 1419

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What products have the fastest cure and low temperature cure?

K-CURE 129B
NACURE 155
NACURE 2530

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Which products have the best storage stability?

NACURE 1419
NACURE XC-194K
NACURE 1323

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Which products have the best yellowing or UV resistance?

NACURE 5076
NACURE 5225
NACURE 2558

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Which products have interior can coatings (FDA Approved) ?

NACURE 5076
NACURE 5925

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Which products have the best oven blister resistance?

NACURE 1557
NACURE 5414
NACURE 1419

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What products have good electrostatic spray properties?

NACURE 1051
NACURE 1419
NACURE 1953

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COATINGS > K-KAT Tin Free Catalysts

What are some Mercury Catalyst alternatives?

K-KAT XK-604, K-KAT XK-617, and K-KAT XK-618 are organometallic complexes that are environmentally acceptable alternatives to toxic mercury catalysts. Some advantages are:

  • Excellent gel profile in elastomeric systems
  • Contains no mercury, tin, or lead
  • Efficiency
  • Cost advantage

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Which K-KAT should I use to replace DBTDL?

Different K-KAT products seem to work better in different systems, The Bismuth catalysts tend to provide the most similar cure speed/pot life to DBTDL. The latest and most hydrolytically stable Bismuth catalyst is K-KAT XK-640

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Which K-KAT is recommended for waterborne 2K polyurethane systems?

K-KAT 6212 would be the most selective for the polyol/NCO reaction, but it needs to be incorporated wither in the NCO component or added as a third component. K-KAT XK-614 could be added to the waterborne polyol component.

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Which catalyst works best with blocked isocyanates?

K-KAT XK-635 works best with MEKO blocked and XK-639 works best for capralactam blocked.

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Which catalyst do you recommend to replace organomercury catalysts?

K-KAT XK-604, XK-617, and XK-618. The XK-618 is the best cure profie match to organomercury, but it is the most likely to result in gassing if there is a trace amount of water present. The XK-604 is the least likely to result in a water reaction.

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COATINGS > K-FLEX Polyesters

Can I formulate lower VOC systems with higher viscosity K-FLEX polyesters?

Yes, the high viscosities are reduced very efficiently with low levels of solvent addition to break the hydrogen bonding. Also, the narrow molecular weight distribution provides efficient viscosity reduction.

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Do K-FLEX polyesters have primary or secondary hydroxyl groups?

They are 100% primary hydroxyl groups.

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Do K-FLEX polyesters have an acid number?

No, they do not have any acid functionality.

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Are K-FLEX polyesters suitable for waterborne systems?

Yes, they are hydrophobic, so special care should be used to incorporate them. Preblend with whatever  co-solvent is available and then add with good agitation before adding any additional water.

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Which K-FLEX polyesters will provide the hardest films?

The higher the viscosity of the K-FLEX polyester, the higher the hardness. K-FLEX XM-337 and K-FLEX 188 would be the two hardest materials, and the XM-332 would be the softest.

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COATINGS > NACORR Corrosion Inhibitors

What are some applications for NACORR products?

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • General Industrial
  • Transportation
  • Auto Refinish
  • Automotive Primers
  • Appliance
  • Coil Coatings
  • Powder Coatings

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COATINGS > DISPARLON Surface, Flow & Leveling

Are Disparlon 6900 and DIsparlon 6900-20X the same product?

Yes. Disparlon 6900-20X is commonly referred to as Disparlon 6900.

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Whats is the easiest paste incorporation for a Disparlon product?


When added to a filled system (whether it is enamel or a clear coat with flattening material or fillers).

  • After the grind, before any letdown.

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What is the activation temperature for Disparlon Powder Thixotropes in epoxy coatings?

Epoxy with solvent: 60-80 ° C for 30 minutes.
Epoxy non solvent: 70-90 ° C for 30 minutes.
Cure Agent: 40-60 ° C for 30 minutes.

Also, see cooling instructions.

 

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How to treat Disparlon Powder Thixotropes in epoxy coatings on cool down?

With the activation temperature between 60-80 ° C

  • Cooling with stir to 55 ° C will give you a thick fluid structure with a rating of 3.
  • Cooling without stir will give you a stiff liquid with a rating of 4.

If you overheated the activation temperature to above the recommended 80 ° C

  • Cooling with stir to 50 ° C will give you a thick fluid liquid with a rating of 3.
  • Cooling with stir to 70 °C will give you a stiff liquid with a rating of 5.
  • Cooling with no stir will give you an almost solid, agglomerated product with a rating of 2.

 

Rating Scale: 1 (low structure) to 5 (high structure)

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How to use Disparlon 6500, 6600, 6650, 6700, and 6300.

  1. Put the product in at room temperature.
  2. Heat the paint to its recommended activation temperature.
  3. After 30 minutes of the temperature being at activation level, put product into can.
  4. Follow cool down instructions to reach optimal structure.

 

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LUBRICANTS > NALUBE KR Alkyklated Naphthalene

What are the advantages of alkylated naphthalenes versus other synthetic based fluids?

Alkylated naphthalenes, our NA-LUBE KR Series, offer an unmatched combination of thermal, thermal-oxidative and hydrolytic stability, additive response and lubrication characteristics, both as the primary base fluid and as a modifier for petroleum and other synthetic base fluids.

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Does King have additives for "food grade" lubricants?

 Yes.  We can fulfill most additive requirements with products conforming to FDA CFR 178.3570, Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact, and approved for HX-1 by NSF.  In addition, we have approval for alkylated naphthalene base fluids which are excellent for severe thermal-oxidative applications, NA-LUBE KR FG grades
 

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LUBRICANTS > NALUBE BL Base Oil Blends & Eco - Label

Is there a package designed specifically for environmentally friendly lubricants?

Yes!  NA-LUBE BL-1232EL is an ashless multi-functional package specifically designed for use in ester-based lubricants and hydraulic fluids.  It was the first package to gain qualification for use in the appropriate base fluids conforming to the European Ecolabel requirements.
 

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LUBRICANTS > NALUBE Extreme Pressure (EP)

What is the difference between active and inactive sulfur in EP additives?

Simplified, inactive sulfur is sufficiently tightly bound that it will not readily react with copper, while active sulfur is less tightly bound and will react with copper.  There are places for both and our NA-LUBE EP line contains both.  Typically lubricants and metalworking fluids use inactive sulfur EP additives if yellow metals (copper and its alloys) are present.  Heavy duty applications, like gear oils and machining steel, may require active sulfur to accomplish the EP performance objectives.
 

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LUBRICANTS > NALUBE Anti-wear (AW)

Are there ashless alternatives to zinc-based additives for antiwear?

NA-LUBE AW amine phosphates and amine dithiophosphates can provide antiwear performance equivalent to ZDDP

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LUBRICANTS > NASUL Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors

Are the NA-SULĀ® sulfonates synthetic?

Yes.  NA-SUL alkylated naphthalene sulfonates are completely synthetic.  Natural (petroleum derived) sulfonates have a broad molecular weight distribution and tend to be good emulsifiers.  Synthetic sulfonates have a narrower molecular weight and are selected for the properties of that range.  The NA-SUL sulfonates are excellent rust inhibitors and exhibit excellent water separation.
 

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What are the alternatives to barium for rust preventives?

Calcium is the most commonly chosen alternative salt.  NA-SUL 729 is the calcium analog of NA-SUL BSNNA-SUL CA-1089 is frequently chosen to be a more cost-effective alternative as a rust preventive component.   In addition, we produce a broad range of calcium-based rust preventive concentrates.

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Can water be used as the "solvent" to meet VOC requirements for rust preventives?

Yes.  For mild, short-term rust preventives (RP) we have NA-SUL concentrates that are water soluble.  For more severe RP requirements, we have NA-SUL concentrates that easily form stable emulsions.
 

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I looking for books, manuals or websites to learn about Gun/Firearms Lubricant Technology such as, penetrating lubricants, cleaners and rust & corrosion inhibitors.I discovered this site in my search for more information.Thanks, Allen Carroll

We have a wealth of knowledge in this area.  The best course of action is to call our Lubricant Additives Division technical sales staff at 1-203-866-5551 or email LAD@kingindustries.com.  

Technical sales team members are all chemists with years of industry experience and are happy to give technical support. 

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