Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group. Epoxy resins, also known as polyepoxides, are a class of reactive prepolymers and polymers which contain epoxide groups.
Epoxy resins may be reacted (cross-linked) either with themselves through catalytic homopolymerisation, or with a wide range of co-reactants including polyfunctional amines, acids (and acid anhydrides), phenols, alcohols and thiols (usually called mercaptans). These co-reactants are often referred to as hardeners or curatives, and the cross-linking reaction is commonly referred to as curing.
Reaction of polyepoxides with themselves or with polyfunctional hardeners forms a thermosetting polymer, often with favorable mechanical properties and high thermal and chemical resistance.
Epoxy has a wide range of applications, including metal coatings, use in electronics/electrical components/LEDs, high tension electrical insulators, paint brush manufacturing, fiber-reinforced plastic materials, and adhesives for structural and other purposes.
Thanks to its properties, workability and easy use, epoxy resin allows you to create amazing and creative projects. This type of material is ideal for creating and working on:
• Artistic creations.
• Repairing fibreglass.
• Outdoor flooring.
• Artistic road surface.
• Technical clothing impregnation (fibreglass, carbon fibre, Kevlar).
• Artistic creation.
• Art objects.
Discover the many uses of epoxy and find your creative genius!