Achieving High Performance Adhesives with Polymercaptans

Presenter: Jeremy Pasatta, Huntsman Corporation


Abstract Authors: 
Richard A. Hardin, Huntsman Corporation

The utility of using polymercaptans for fast set, room-temperature curing epoxy adhesives (5-minute) is well known. Polymercaptan curatives have desirable green strength development which outpaces several other types of epoxy thermoset adhesives that have at least a 5-minute working time. What is not well documented is how polymercaptan curatives work and are formulated with epoxy. This technical presentation aims to show how understanding in polymercaptan formulation can be used to improve the performance of polymercaptan cured epoxy adhesives. 

About Jeremy Pasatta
Jeremy received his Bachelor’s of Science in polymer chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2000, and has furthered his education with graduate classes in Polymer Science from University of Akron.  Since receiving his degree in polymer chemistry, Jeremy has held various roles focusing on polymer science and thermoset chemistry, with 13 years of experience at CVC Thermoset Specialties.  While at CVC, Jeremy gained in depth knowledge on tougheners for thermosets, and worked both in R&D and customer facing roles supporting use and application development of Reactive Liquid Polymer and epoxy resins, and hold several patents on the development of new toughener technologies.  Most recently, Jeremy has joined Huntsman Advanced Materials as Technical Service Manager for Transportation and Industrial applications.  In this role, Jeremy supports customers in using Huntsman component products for transportation and industrial application with a focus on adhesives.  Jeremy also serves on the TRFA executive committee as Vice President.