Things To Know

Epoxy 

Epoxy resin or resin is a material that can be used for many different purposes and is created by mixing two components that are matched to each other. After the components have been mixed with each other, not only heat is radiated, but the material is also converted from a liquid to a solid / cured state.

Curing is a chemical process that occurs when a material hardens after exposure to air, heat, or chemical additives. In epoxy, curing occurs with the help of a catalyst, that increases the chemical reaction. This results in an exothermic reaction that creates a linkage in the polymer. This linkage is responsible for the strength of epoxy materials.

Zero VOCs(Volatile Organic Compounds)

These are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects.

Advantages

  • Very high abrasion resistance

  • Generally high material strength

  • Insensitive to impact (does not shatter or splinter)

  • Usually a low shrinkage during the conversion from liquid to solid

  • Density values of around 1.2 grams (per cubic centimeter)

  • Good UV-resistance with correspondingly high-quality products

  • Adheres well to almost all materials (for example also to wood)

  • High heat resistance

  • Acts as an electrical insulator

  • High acid resistance

  • With careful substrate preparation: hardly any cracking of the epoxy resin

  • Good weathering resistance in outdoor areas 

Durability

A fully cured surface of high-quality epoxy resin is extremely durable and abrasion-resistant. The material is mechanically very strong without deformation. It is also acid-resistant and not susceptible to corrosion. Therefore, high-quality resin is also used as a cut-resistant coating for kitchen worktops.

 

 

Epoxy Resin Guide - Everything You

Need To Know About Epoxy Resin

By. Fluid Painting.

11/21/2020

https://fluid-painting.com/en/epoxy-resin-guide/