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Epoxy Resins versus Polyester Resins

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  Epoxy Polyester Extremely powerful and great flexural Strength The hardener and the temperature determine epoxy resin cure time Resistant to wear, cracking, peeling, corrosion and harm from chemical and environmental degradation Possess a bonding strength of up to 2,000 psi Epoxy is moisture resistant after curing Brittle and prone to micro-cracking Generally, costs slightly … Continued

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Flame Retardants

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They are added to epoxy resins to incorporate FR characteristics. The presence of halogens and char-forming aromatics in the epoxy-curative based resin decreases flammability. Colors and Dyes A wide variety of colorants can be used with epoxies such as inorganic pigments except chrome greens, natural siennas, zinc sulfide white etc. and organic pigments such as … Continued

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How are Thermoplastic Additives used?

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They are applied to increase the fracture toughness of epoxy resins. Only relatively low MW TPs can be dissolved in epoxy resins. Commonly used thermoplastics are phenoxy, polyether block amides, PVB, polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polyimide, polyetherimide, nylon. As compared to rubbers, thermoplastics are more effective tougheneres in highly cross-linked matrices and they do not tend to … Continued

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What makes Epoxy Resin multi-dimensional?

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The term “epoxy”, “epoxy resin”, or “epoxide” (Europe), α-epoxy, 1,2-epoxy etc. refers to a broad group of reactive mixture characterized by the presence of an oxidase or epoxy ring. This is represented by a three-member ring containing an oxygen atom that is bonded with two carbon atoms already united in some other way. Hence, the … Continued

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What is a thermoset? A Short Explanation.

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A thermosetting resin, or thermoset, is a polymer which cures or sets into a hard shape using curing method such as heat or radiation. The curing process is irreversible as it introduces a polymer network cross linked by covalent chemical bonds. Upon heating, unlike thermoplastics, thermosets remain solid until temperature reaches the point where thermoset … Continued

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What Does Epoxy Coating mean?

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An epoxy coating is a coating mixture consisting of two distinct elements: an epoxy resin and a polyamine hardener (also known as a catalyst). When mixed, the resin and hardener engage in a chemical reaction that makes cross-linking of the elements as it cures. When the epoxy coating is fully cured, the resulting product is … Continued

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Making buttons

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Starting off with a project like making your own buttons is an excellent way to begin. All you require to do is pour the mixture of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener into button moulds. Add epoxy color tints, glitter, or other items you want in the buttons, and move them around with a toothpick. Wait … Continued

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Uses for Epoxy Resin We Bet You Didn’t Know

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Epoxy resin possess come a long way from its original formula. Today you can purpose epoxy adhesives in hardware store everywhere, and epoxy resin is now widely used for coatings on floors and as a binder for counter tops. Nowadays, there are many uses for epoxy resins by the average person as well. Here we’ll … Continued

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Don’t Leave the Lid Open

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Before storing the container of wood glue, make sure that it is tightly shut. A loose cap can cause the wood glue to dry very fast and also emanate fumes in some cases. Also, an unsecured bottle can be an invitation to curious pets or children. Horizon Epoxy Floor, as a company of many years … Continued

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Wood Glue Safety Precautions

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The term wood glue is applicable to various types of glue that are used in woodwork. You can use wood glue for a variety of projects, such as bonding pieces of furniture, applying veneer on a sheet or board of wood and in flooring. The right choice of material and glue is critical to the … Continued

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