Polyetheramines are widely used in composite applications and provide the critical balance between strength and flexibility. Useful in highly demanding applications such as wind turbine blades, aerospace and automotive parts, polymer composite products are designed to replace wood, metal and concrete. Their lightweight design, flexibility and high dielectric strength, combined with a high resistance to environmental degradation, are unparalleled.
Huntsman's range of JEFFAMINE® Polyetheramines also play a role in advancing the use of renewable materials in the construction and transportation industries by incorporating renewable chemicals into polymers, and renewable fibers into parts. Polyetheramines impart increased flexibility and toughness to a polymer network. They can also increase hydrophilicity (water solubility) depending on how the polyether backbone is designed.
Wind Turbines: As wind turbines become larger and more sophisticated, their blades, composite parts and generators must be engineered to ever-higher standards. Huntsman's JEFFAMINE® products provide low viscosity, low volatility, high wear resistance and good miscibility. Our amine and anhydride-based hardeners and epoxy curing agents are also useful as resin co-reactants or cross-linkers in adhesives, casting systems, coatings and composites.
With a broad range of molecular weights, functionality, and repeating unit design, our JEFFAMINE® product line offers great scope in designing new compounds or mixtures, notably in the production of polyurea coating technologies, epoxy applications, and pigment dispersions.