ERISYS GE-8 is the monoglycidyl ether of a naturally occurring C12-C14 aliphatic alcohol. The primary use of GE-8 is as a reactive diluent for high viscosity epoxy resin. GE-8 is compatible at all concentrations with those resins and the blends can be cured using any epoxy resin curing agent. GE-8 poses relatively low health risks due to its low vapor pressure and exceptionally low residual epichlorohydrin level. Formulations containing GE-8 are therefore recommended for use in poorly ventilated areas. A typical application of GE-8 would be as a diluent in the Part A of an 100% solids floor coating formulation. GE-8 is approved, under CFR 175-105, for potable water applications. As with all monofunctional aliphatic epoxides, increasing levels of GE-8 in epoxy resins will lengthen gel times and modify cured properties.

Typical Properties Values
EEW, g/eq 275-300
Viscosity, cps 5-10 @25C
Color, Max 100 (APHA)
Residual Epichlorohydrin, Max ppm 10
Hydrolyzable Chloride, Max % 0.05
Weight per Gallon, @25°C lbs. 7.4 +/- 0.1
Flash Point, °C (°F) >94 (200)

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Application Group Application Description
Adhesives Industrial General Use Epoxies Mono-functional diluent used to improve flow, increased filler incorporation and ease of handling.
Coatings Industrial Solvent-Based Maintenance Coatings Used for lower viscosity and 100% solids applications.