Epoxy Resin - General Purpose

Advantages

No volatiles during cure. Low resin shrinkage during cure. Good chemical resistance, better than polyesters. Good heat resistance - certain formulations to 170°C (340°F). Excellent adhesion to various substrates and reinforcing fibres.

Disadvantages

Expensive. Certain catalysts (hardeners) can cause dermatitis. Require precise formulation and curing to achieve optimum properties.

Applications

Injection, transfer and compression mouldings mainly for electrical components. Laminates with carbon, glass and Kevlar fibres for aerospace applications. Coatings for chemical protection of pipes and structures, marine protection, car coatings. Used for tooling, encapsulation and as an adhesive.

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

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