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A Rendezvous with the Applications of Epoxy in Commercial and Domestic World

By Royceintl Subscribe to RSS | June 19th 2012 | Views:

Epoxy, also referred to as poly-epoxide is a thermostatic polymer formed via a reaction of a polyamine “hardener” with epoxide “resin”. This chemical compound is a co-polymer; that means, it is formed from 2-different chemicals, and they are referred to as resins and hardener. This chemical compound boasts of a gamut of applications, including general purpose adhesives and fiber-reinforced plastic materials.

Application of Epoxies: Listed below are some of the major applications of it:


Poly-epoxide adhesives are an eminent part of the class of adhesives known as 'engineering adhesives' or 'structural adhesives'. These high-performance adhesives are utilized in the construction of automobiles, aircraft, snow boards, golf clubs, boats, skis, bicycles, and other applications, where high strength bonds are needed. These adhesives can be formed to suit almost any kind of application. Moreover, they are exceptional adhesives for metal, stone, wood and some plastics.

Coatings and Paintings:

Two-part waterborne epoxies coating are utilized as ambient cure coatings. These non-hazardous, two part coatings are created for hefty duty services on metal stratum and make use of less energy as opposed to heat-cured powder coatings. These systems make use of a more luring 4:1 by volume mixing ratio. The coating dries swiftly rendering a tough, solid, UV resistant, projective coating along with immense hardness and excellent abrasion and mar resistance. They are designed for quick dry protective coating applications.

In addition, ambient part two waterborne epoxy coatings offer superior physical proper; they have superlative adhesion to several metal substrates. Their water cleanup and low volatility indeed makes them an ideal for factory cast aluminum, cast iron and cast steel applications and decreases flammability and exposure issues associated with solvent-borne coatings. They are utilized for automotive and commercial uses since they are high-heat resistant.

Industrial Tooling & Composites:

Polyepoxide systems are utilized in industrial tooling applications in order to produce fixtures, models, castings, laminates, and various other industrial production aids. This 'plastic tooling' substitutes wood, metal and other expensive traditional materials, and generally boosts the efficiency and reduces the overall cost and lead time for ambit industrial processes. In addition, they are utilized in producing composite or fiber-reinforced components. They are generally moire expensive as compared to vinyl ester resins or polyester resins, but produce robust and heat-resistant composite parts.


Epoxies resin, mingled with pigment is utilized as a painting medium via pouring layers on top of one another to create a complete painting.

The applications of epoxy based materials are magnanimous and include composite materials, adhesives and coatings like those utilizing fiberglass reinforcements and carbon fiber. Moreover, the chemistry of epoxies and the array of commercially available variations facilitate cure polymers to be generated with a gigantic range of properties. In general, this poly-epoxide is known for its good-to excellent mechanical properties, heat and chemical resistance, highly good electrical insulating properties and excellent adhesion.

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