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Epoxies generally out-perform most other resin types in terms of mechanical properties and resistance to environmental degradation, which leads to their almost exclusive use in aircraft components. As a laminating resin their increased adhesive properties and resistance to water degradation make these resins ideal for use in applications such as boat building. Epoxies differ from polyester resins in that they are cured by a ‘hardener’ rather than a catalyst. Since the hardener molecules ‘co-react’ with the epoxy molecules in a fixed ratio, it is essential that the correct mix ratio is obtained between resin and hardener to ensure that a complete reaction takes place. If they are not mixed in the correct ratios, un-reacted resin or hardener will remain within the matrix which will negatively affect the final properties after cure.

  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Systems

    Epoxy Casting and Laminating Systems (23)

    Epoxies generally out-perform most other resin types in terms of mechanical properties and resistance to environmental degradation, which leads to their almost exclusive use in aircraft components. As a laminating resin their increased adhesive properties and resistance to water degradation make these resins ideal for use in applications such as boat building. Epoxies differ from polyester resins in that they…
  • Epoxy Fairing Compounds

    Epoxy Fairing Compounds (2)

    Fairing refers to the filling and shaping of low areas so they blend with the surrounding surfaces and appear "fair" to the eye and touch. Fairing compounds are used to fill large cavities, cover large areas, and provide a smooth, easily sanded surface for subsequent processes such as painting.
  • Epoxy Gelcoats

    Epoxy Gelcoats (2)

    The first materials marketed as protective coatings for composites were pre-formulated, compounded products called gelcoats, which are used as ‘in-mould’ coatings. Today, this has become a highly specialized business involving colour technology, air release requirements, thick film build-up and rapid cure times to produce in-mould finished surfaces with excellent gloss, colour and surface integrity retention after years of environmental exposure.…
  • Epoxy Infusion Systems

    Epoxy Infusion Systems (4)

    Vacuum infusion, also called resin infusion, utilizes vacuum pressure to pull resin through a laminate. Materials are laid dry into the mold and the vacuum is applied before resin is introduced. Once a complete vacuum is achieved, resin is literally sucked into the laminate. High quality composite parts with high fibre fractions can be produced using special low viscosity infusion…
  • Epoxy Putty

    Epoxy Putty (3)

    Free Form® Habitat® are mix-and-apply-by-hand putties used for interior and exterior sculpting and theming applications. Habitat® is solvent-free and contains no VOCs. Habitat® Black is certified "aquarium safe" and used by aquariums to create hyper-realistic coral and other aquarium displays. Habitat® Fire Safe is high density and certified flame resistant (E84, Class A). Habitat® Flex FR is certified flame resistant…
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