Epoxy Resins & Epoxy Adhesives

Epoxy resins and adhesives are characterised by their excellent electrical properties and chemical resistance, strength and low absorption of moisture. They make great adhesives and also one of the few types of glue that can be used on metals and glass. Epoxy can be used as a protective coating as well as materials in circuit boards and for patching holes in concrete pavements. These versatile resins offer high strength resistance to corrosion. The high strength to weight ratio and dimensional stability as well as adhesion properties make them ideal for a wide range of applications. Different resins are produced by varying the ratios of the chemical components.

Resins are relatively high in viscosity (measure of its resistance to flow), so that they are moulded at temperatures around 50 to 100°C, or dissolved in an inert solvent (solvent that does not react with anything in solution) to reduce viscosity to a point at which lamination at room temperature becomes possible.

How are they made?

Most epoxy resins are an industrial product derived from petroleum and are themselves the result of a chemical reaction called curing. This involves epoxies and other chemicals more commonly known as hardeners or curing agents. Depending on the type of reaction used to produce them, they can be either low-molecular honey-like liquids or high-molecular, solid substances. Their molecular weight often determines their potential uses and applications.

Did you know?

Currently. there are more than 50 different substances known as epoxy resins. Also, there are hundreds of hardeners to modify epoxy polymer properties to meet the most varied requirements.

Epoxy uses

  • General purpose adhesives

  • As the binder in cement and mortars

  • Rigid foams

  • Non-skid coatings

  • Solidifying sandy surfaces in oil drilling

  • Industrial coatings

  • Potting and encapsulating media

  • Fibre reinforced plastics

Advantages of Epoxy

  • Low shrink during cure

  • Excellent moisture and chemical resistance

  • Good electrical properties

  • Increased mechanical and fatigue strength

  • Impact resistant

  • No VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

  • Long shelf life

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Description Price Material Compatibility Colour Package Type Package Size Setting Time Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Trade Name Cure Time Flame Retardant Shear Strength Filler Material Chemical Composition Operating Temperature Range
RS Stock No. 184-9494
Mfr. Part No.25000248
kr 219,34
- Grey - 50 ml - +10°C +100°C Araldite 2013-1 30 h - >17 MPa - - +10 → +100 °C
RS Stock No. 193-5382
Mfr. Part No.Araldite 2015-1 200ml
kr 581,45
- Clear Tube - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-9493
Mfr. Part No.25000271
kr 229,91
- Beige - 50 ml - +10°C +100°C Araldite 2015-1 20 h - >15 MPa - - +10 → +100 °C
RS Stock No. 184-9495
Mfr. Part No.25000275
kr 373,18
Metal Black - 50 ml - +10°C +100°C Araldite 2031-1 72 h - >20 MPa - - +10 → +100 °C
RS Stock No. 193-5383
Mfr. Part No.Araldite 2015-1 2kg
kr 1 848,04
- Clear Tin - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 164-9065
Mfr. Part No.Araldite 2014-2 2kg
kr 1 731,79
ABS, Aluminium, Brass, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer, Ceramic, Copper, Galvanised Steel, Glass, Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (EP), Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (UP), Mild Steel, PMMA, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, PVC, Rubber, Sheet Moulding Compound, Stainless Steel, Wood Grey Cartridge 2 x 2 kg 180min - +120°C Araldite 2014-2 - - 2700 psi - - Maximum of +76 °C