What is Epoxy Resin?


One of the most common uses of epoxy resin is for adhesive purposes. That's because the strong-properties of the epoxy allow for structural and engineering adhesives. Commonly, epoxy resin is used in the construction of vehicles, snowboards, aircrafts and bicycles. 

Epoxy resin or resin is a material that can be used for many different purposes and is created by mixing two components that are matched to each other. If the liquid resin is mixed with a suitable hardener, a chemical reaction is set in motion that usually lasts several hours.

After the components have been mixed with each other, not only heat is radiated, but the material is also converted from a liquid to a solid / cured state. Usually, the mixing ratio of resin to hardener is 1 to 1 or even 1 to 2, so that the material can cure perfectly.

Different epoxy resins or casting resins, each with individually different properties, can be used for a variety of different applications according to the manufacturer’s specifications. There is a wide range of different resins, which differ considerably in terms of the duration of the curing process and the hardness and durability of the finished transformed surfaces. Further parameters for the selection of a specific epoxy resin can be factors such as the maximum layer thickness that can be formed with the material or its heat resistance.

The different properties of epoxy resin in different product variations: