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.
Application areas and main uses of epoxy resin:
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.
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