By Cameron Chai
Master Bond has launched a new epoxy system for the food industry. A national laboratory has tested and certified EP42HT-2FG epoxy for food grade applications.
The material meets the specifications of FDA CFR 175.300 and NSF/ANSI 51.4.1 (2009) standards. The epoxy has several applications, including rubbers, plastics, sealing and bonding metals and other substrates that are found on food service equipment.
EP42HT-2FG Epoxy system
EP42HT-2FG adhesive can also be utilized as a coating for hoppers, bins, storage tanks and various other containment vessels since the material has high resistance to solvents, chemicals, oils, fats and boiling water. In addition, the food grade epoxy has resistance to cold conditions, radiation and steam as it can withstand extreme conditions to temperatures ranging from -60°F to +450°F.
Master Bond’s two part epoxy also acts as an encapsulation and potting agent for electronic devices and components. The material has volume resistivity of more than 1014 ohm-cm and tensile strength of over 12,000 psi. The tensile lap shear strength of the EP42HT-2FG is more than 2,000 psi at 75°F.
EP42HT-2FG is easy to handle and it has convenient color coding. The curing time varies from three to four hours at a temperature range of 150-200°F. The epoxy from Master bond is offered in five gallon, gallon, quart, pint and half-pint containers. At room temperature, the shelf life of the EP42HT-2FG food grade adhesive is one year.