ZELEC® LA-2

ZELEC® LA-2 is a phosphate ester that is commonly used as a viscosity modifier and internal mold release agent in polyesters. It is less acidic that ZELEC® UN
Product Overview

ZELEC® Acid Alcohol Phosphates are used as internal mold release agents in unsaturated polyester and can be effective antistatic agents in coatings when neutralized.

ZELEC® LA-2 is an internal mold release agent that also reduces the viscosity of resin systems. This viscosity reduction has been observed in clay, calcium carbonate, and aluminum trihydrate filled systems. ZELEC® LA-2 is significantly less acidic than ZELEC® UN and thus shows no corrosion towards metal dies. This low acidity also makes ZELEC® compatible with acid sensitive pigment systems.

Product Specifications
% Active: 100
Acid value: 5
Boiling point: 200°C
Cloud Point: 11°C
Density: 0.99 g/ml
Flash Point, PMCC,: >94°C
Freeze Point: <-7°C
Specific Gravity @ 25°C: 0.99
Viscosity, cps @ 25°C: 135
RVOC, U.S. EPA %: <0
Primary Chemistry: Phosphate Ester
Features & Benefits
Biodegradable
Reduced acidity
No corrosion towards metal dies
Reduced viscosity of resins systems
Outstanding internal mold release for unsaturated polyester
Effective antistatic agent for coatings
Problems Solved
Damage caused by static build-up on coatings used in electronics applications.
Expensive reapplication of external mold releases in plastic manufacturing.
Damage to molded polyester parts caused by improper release from the mold.
Viscosities that are too high and unworkable.
Applications
Internal mold release for composite manufacturing
Antistatic agent for coatings, plastics, and inks
Viscosity modifier