Global Biocides M-Amine 1

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Global Biocides M-Amine 1 is a highly cost-effective industrial amine buffer. It addresses common issues associated with conventional ammonia, such as odor. Moreover, Global Biocides M-Amine 1 boasts non-combustible and non-flammable properties, ensuring safer handling. With a proven track record in the coatings industry, it is extensively utilized in paints, colorants, and pigment dispersion products.

Chemical Family: Amines

Labeling Claims: Non-Combustible, Non-Flammable, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Residues-free, VOC-free

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics

Features: Blister Resistance, Cost Effective, Freeze Resistance, Good Compatibility, Low Odor, Low Water Sensitivity, Reduced Residual Water Sensitivity, Stain Resistance, pH Stabilizing

Synonyms: 1-Amino-2-hydroxyethane, 2-Amino-1-ethanol, 2-aminoethan-1-ol, 2-Aminoethanol, 2-aminoethyl alcohol, 2-Ethanolamine, 2-Hydroxyethanamine, 2-Hydroxyethylamine, beta-aminoethanol, beta-ethanolamine, beta-hydroxyethylamine, ETA, MEA, Monoethanolamine, β-Aminoethyl Alcohol

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
CASE Ingredients Features
Industrial Additives Features
Product Benefits
  • Has low odor
  • Evaporates cleanly on drying without leaving a residue
  • Reduced residual water sensitivity an equally efficient as AMP-95
  • Broad compatibility with all coatings and materials rapidly mixes into coatings due to its low viscosity.
  • Does not freeze leaving no residual crystallization
  • Excellent performance of filler loading, pigment dispersing, reduce working viscosity and increase toughness of polymer.
  • Suitable for cosmetic application
Benefits of Using Global Biocides M-Amine 1 vs AMP-95®
  • Zero contribution of VOC
  • Not combustible nor flammable therefore easier use in factory conditions
  • No ammonia odor and lower odor than AMP
  • No crystalline residue under moist and cold conditions
  • Reduced residual water sensitivity
  • Broad compatibility with most coatings systems
  • Freeze resistance at typical use levels
  • Early Blister resistance and water sensitivity

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Coating End Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Product Applications

Tytan coupling agents can enhance the dispersion of inorganic fillers in polymer systems such as PP, PE, by modifying the surface of filler particles. The content of fillers can therefore be increased, saving the cost of polymer, while maintaining the mechanical property.


Physical Form
Clear Liquid
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH Value12.0
Freezing PointLow
ViscosityWater - Thin--
Specific Gravity1.05--
Ammonia Content0.0%-
Volatile Organic Compound Content0.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Results Data for M-Amine– 1
  Results for M-Amine– 1 VOC Study—ASTM Method D6886-14*
No M-Amine 1 w 0.2% M-Amine 1 No M-Amine 1

w 0.2% M-Amine 1

Material VOC (g/L) 10 10 4 4
Coating 30 30 10 10

* Independent lab test—CalPoly Feb 2016
Resistance and Water Sensitivity

  AMP-95® Early Blister M-Amine 1
100% Acrylic Semi-Gloss slight blisters no blisters
PVA Gloss heavy blisters no blisters


  • Study pH drift of and viscosity stability in a PVA gloss system using HASE thickener
  • Study Zinc Oxide stability
  • Study the dispersant-aid and color development characteristics
  • Study the affect of M-Amine-1 in development of wet adhesion and water sensitivity and compare with AMP-95


  • For pH drift and viscosity stability, 3.5 LB per 100 Gallon of amines were added to a gloss PVA, containing DR-1 (R&H). Samples were placed in an oven at 130 degree F for four weeks.
  • M-Amine and AMP-95 were both tested as stability-aid agents in a stain-blocking acrylic primer and 100% acrylic exterior house paint. Samples were placed in oven at 130 degree for six weeks (the stain-blocking primer), and four weeks (the exterior house paint)
  • Dispersion and color development characteristics were evaluated in a 100% acrylic semi gloss. Two batches were prepared using 50 LB of yellow Oxide, 3 LB of amine, 6 LB of tamol-681, and 2 LB of CF-10 in grind. The third batch was prepared in the same manner using ammonia instead of amine. The same grind set-up was used for all batches containing M-Amine-1, ammonia, and AMP-95. Grinds were completed in 7 minutes at 2,500 RPM. All batches were evaluated for gloss development and colorflow characteristics.
  • A PVA and 100% acrylic semi gloss paint were applied on an aged alkyd panel, then allowed to dry two hours at room temperature, then, the panel was placed in a humidity chamber for 6 hours. The panel was evaluated for blisters


  • M-Amine-1, in all tests, performed as well or better than AMP-95. Performance characteristics for pH drift and viscosity stability of MAmine- 1 are comparable to AMP-95. Zinc Oxide stability of MAmine- 1 is slightly better than AMP-95 in one acrylic and equal to it in the second acrylic.
  • Grind- aid and color development characteristics of M-Amine-1 are comparable with AMP-95. M-Amine-1 exhibits better early blister resistance when compared with AMP-95. Development of improved early blister resistance of paints containing M-Amine-1 indicates that in comparison to the paints which contain AMP 95 the white crystalline residue remaining after AMP 95 evaporates may cause initial water sensitivity problems.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

500 lb drums