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 Odour
RS Stock No. 691-139
Mfr. Part No.10761
BrandITW Devcon
Metal Grey Tub 500 g 20min - - - 16 h - 14 MPa Titanium - -
RS Stock No. 236-8005
Mfr. Part No.14272
BrandITW Devcon
Ceramic, Concrete, Fabric, Glass, Metal, Wood Amber Cartridge 400 ml 3 → 6min -40°C +93°C 5 Minute Epoxy 10 → 15 min - 13 MPa - - -
RS Stock No. 692-665
Mfr. Part No.13101
BrandITW Devcon
Concrete, Metal, Stone, Wood Grey - 5 kg 45min - - Floor Patch 8 h - - Silica - -
RS Stock No. 236-7995
Mfr. Part No.14270
BrandITW Devcon
Ceramic, Concrete, Fabric, Glass, Metal, Wood Transparent Cartridge 50 ml 3 → 6min -40°C +93°C 5 Minute Epoxy 10 → 15 min - 13 MPa - - -
RS Stock No. 236-8011
Mfr. Part No.14260
BrandITW Devcon
Ceramic, Concrete, Ferrite, Ferrous Metal, Glass, Non Ferrous Metal, Wood Transparent Cartridge 50 ml 30 → 35min -40°C +93°C 2 Ton 16 h - 15.5 MPa - - -