Xylene Cobalt-accelerator

  • Physical Characteristics

    Metal contentN/A
    Non-volatile contentN/A
    Specific gravityN/A
    Density1.03 g/cm³ (20°C)

  • Features

    • Based on metal salts of 2-ethylhexanic acid (octoates) or their isomers
    • Low dosage accelerates the film structure and the cure of the resin binder

  • Applications

    • Unsaturated polyesters

  • Dosage

    In unsaturated polyesters, the addition of cobalt is between 0.005 and 0.020 %, calculated as metal on solid binder. Octa-Soligen® Cobalt accelerators can be used in combination with 15% POTASSIUM HEX-CEM and Octa-Soligen® Copper 8.

    15% POTASSIUM HEX-CEM helps to reduce discoloration of the resin binder that results from the cobalt. This is obtained due to a reduction of the cobalt which overlays the natural cobalt color shade. In combination with Octa-Soligen® Copper 8, pot life can be controlled. In addition, the curing process will proceed with less thermal development. This is important to prevent surface imperfections, cracks and discoloration, particularly in case of bigger tools.

    Irrespective of these guidelines, the addition should always be determined in preliminary trials.

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures between 5 and 30 °C. Once opened, containers should be resealed immediately after each removal of the product.

  • Safety

    Please refer to our safety data sheet for information relating to product safety.

Registration :
  • Europe : EINECS
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  • Canada : DSL
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  • New Zealand : NZIoC
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  • Japan : ENCS
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  • Philippines : PICCS