pot life

pot life

[′pät ‚līf]
(chemical engineering)
(engineering)
The period of time during which paint remains useful after its original package has been opened or after a catalyst or other additive has been incorporated. Also known as spreadable life; usable life.

pot life

1. The period of time during which a thermosetting plastic or rubber composition remains suitable for its intended use after mixing with a reaction-initiating agent; working life.
2. The length of time a paint material is useful after its original package is opened, or after catalyst or other ingredients are added; also called usable life, spreadable life.
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Notable delivers premium performance, easy application and extended pot life, allowing more time to paint multiple or larger spaces.
1) Prototype paint formulae highlight the very fast drying 2K system (<15 min, ambient) and the unique de-coupling of dry time and pot life (>5 h), expected to trigger new paint and process solutions.
Tenders are invited for: Extended pot life resins for out of autoclave processing for large and complex part
Covestro says the new matrix material can be processed extremely cost-efficiently, thanks to its long pot life and rapid curing.
Application is aided by low viscosity, which assists in achieving a void-free cure, together with its extended working life which permits a manageable cure process based around a workable one-hour pot life with room temperature cure within 24 hours.
During application, it can be reagitated to reduce viscosity and improve workability time inside of its 70-minute pot life.
Even if the container has been in protracted storage, the pot life is just five to ten minutes.
And most crucially, it ensures longer pot life due to limited cathode surface burn-off.
Our new Joncryl FLX two-pack ink technology now allows converters the option to print with water-based inks that have a longer pot life and lower toxicity ratings than many two-pack water-based systems currently used for these high resistant applications," said Richard Grancike, industry manager--Printing & Packaging, Dispersions and Pigments for BASF in North America.
In addition, it has a pot life of one hour at room temperature and cures to a translucent elastomer without releasing any by-products.
Nano-forms are not affected by pot life, so epoxy viscosity is consistent from beginning to end of production batch.
VITROX resin is a two-component system with an exceptionally long pot life.