Cardolite® Lite 2002

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Cardolite® Lite 2002 is a light-colored, very low viscosity 100% solids curing agent.

Chemical Family: Phenalkamines

Labeling Claims: Bio-based, From Renewable Resources, Non-Toxic, Solvent-free

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyamides, Polycarbonates (PC), Polyethylenes (PE), Polypropylenes (PP), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Processing Methods: Hand Lay-up, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)

Physical Form: Liquid

End Uses: Anti-Corrosion Coating, Boards, Canoes, Doors, Engine Bay Components, Helmets, Hulls, Kayaks, Leaf Springs, Marine Applications, Paddles, Panels, Pipes, Potting Compound, Protective Apparels, Seats, Sewage Units, Shower Trays, Skis, Solventless & High Solids Coating, Suitcase, Surfboards, Tank Linings, Tanks, Tennis Rackets, Tile Adhesive, Truck Cabins, Truck Chassis, Waste Water Units, Wind Turbine Blades, Wind Turbine Casings

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Adhesive & Sealant End Applications
Coating End Applications
Composites End Use
Composites Processing Methods
Use Level
50 (phr)
Product Applications
Application Industry End Use Process
Construction Grouts, tile adhesives, anchoring adhesives, dry hanging, potting, concrete bonding, construction joints -
Industrial Potable water, engineering adhesive, solar cell adhesive, aluminum bonding, putty adhesive, honeycomb panel bonding -
Marine Boat hulls, panels

Hand - Lay Up

Sport & leisure Canoes, kayaks Hand - Lay Up
Automotive & transportation Components: seating and panels Hand - Lay Up
Construction & housing Small tanks, shower trays, etc. Hand - Lay Up
Other Repair kits for composite parts Hand - Lay Up
Sport & leisure Boards and skis, paddles, helmets, protective apparel, suitcases RTM
Automotive & transportation Truck chassis and cabins, leaf spring bars, doors and seating, engine bay components RTM
Wind energy Wind turbine engine housing and other components RTM
Other Auxiliary tanks for fish farming, small wastewater or sewage units, etc. RTM
Marine Boats (construction and repairing)

Vacuum Process

Wind energy Wind blades Vacuum Process
Sport & leisure Surfboards, canoes and kayaks, tennis rackets Vacuum Process


Physical Form
Light yellow
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Glass Transition Temperature86.0°C
Tensile Strength56.0MPa-
Flexural Strength115.0MPa-
Compressive Strength78.0MPa-
Elastic Modulus2314.0MPa-
Pot Life (at 25°C)65.0minutes-
Mix Viscosity (at 25°C)2717.0cPs-
Pot Life (at 40°C)36.0minutes-
Mix Viscosity (at 40°C)770.0cPs-
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color10.0GardnerASTM D1544
Viscosity (at 25°C)450.0cPsASTM D2196
Theoretical Active Hydrogen Equivalent (based on total product weight)104.0--
Gel Time51.0minutes-
Lap Shear Strength (EEW=190, Carbon fiber reinforced epoxy substrates: Sand paper polish+IPA clean)17.3MPa-
Lap Shear Strength (EEW=190, Sand blasted Steel)15.0--
Amine Value360.0mg KOH/gASTM D2074
Thin Film Dry Hard Time (at 25°C, at 200 micron)6.0hoursASTM D5895
Thin Film Dry Hard Time (at 5°C, at 200 micron)20.0hoursASTM D5895
Thin Film Dry Hard Time (at 0°C, at 200 micron)30.5hoursASTM D5895
Solid Content100.0%-
Bio Content (CNSL - Based, Theoritical Estimation)67.0%-
Cured Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cure Conditions40°C/16h+60°C/4h--
Suggested Cure Schedule
  • Curing: 4-8hrs at RT
  • Post-curing: 2hrs at 100°C
  • The parameters were measured in a formulation with liquid epoxy resin (EEW 188, viscosity at 25°C 10,000-14,000 cps).
  • This cure schedule is recommended to fully develop mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance properties.
  • Cure schedule can be adapted based on process needs.

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

LCA Results
Results for each kg of LITE 2002 Produced
Impact category Unit Nut China
Abiotic depletion kg Sb-eq 2.21E-06
Abiotic depletion (fossil fuels) MJ 31.7
Global warming (GWP100a)* kg CO2-eq 1.57
Ozone layer depletion (ODP) CFC-11-eq 1.14E-07
Photochemical oxidation kg C2H4-eq 7.43E-04
Acidification kg SO2-eq 6.64E-03
Eutrophication kg PO4- eq 2.06E-03

*Excluding CO2 storage, only production

Cardolite® Lite 2002 - LCA Results - 1

  • LITE 2002 Global Warming Potential goes significantly down if CO2 sequestered by the cashew tree is taken into account.

Cardolite® Lite 2002 - LCA Results - 1

  • LITE 2002 shows much lower Global Warming Potential than other petro-based amines.

Cardolite® Lite 2002 - LCA Results - 1

  • LITE 2002 shows much lower abiotic depletion potential of fossil fuels than petro-based amines.


  • LCA is a process to evaluate/quantify the environmental burdens associated with a product, process, or activity by identifying and quantifying energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment during their life cycle
  • CNSL derivatives considered in this study have high bio-content.
  • Compared to petro-based materials, Global Warming Potential goes significantly down when CNSL derivatives are used due to CO2 uptake by cashew trees.
  • CNSL -based derivatives showed lower abiotic depletion potential of fossil fuels than petro -based materials.