Adhesive Academy: Epoxy Explained

Epoxy is an organic mixture. It is consisted of chains of carbon linked to other factors such as hydrogen, oxygen, or nitrogen. This link occurs via a covalent bond, in which the elements share a pair of electrons to stay together.

The epoxy term is a broad one. It can be used to describe the epoxide practical group, which is made up of a chain of carbon and oxygen atoms. Since practical groups determine the main characteristics of a molecule during a chemical reaction, this means molecules that contain the epoxide practical group can react chemically to make a rigid, yet highly flexible material.

The term epoxy can also be used to refer to the epoxy resins that appear after curing. Curing is a chemical process in which a material hardens after exposure to air, heat, or chemical additives. In epoxy, curing happens with the help of a catalyst, which is chemical additive that increases the rate of a chemical reaction. This results in an exothermic reaction that makes a cross-linkage in the polymer. This cross-linkage is responsible for the rigidity and strength of epoxy materials.


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