What is epoxy resin?
Epoxy resin or liquid crystal resin is a thermosetting polymer that changes from a liquid to a solid state when a hardener or catalyst is applied. The most commonly used epoxy resin results from the mixture of Bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin.
ADVANTAGES of epoxy resin
The characteristics of hardness, brightness and transparency make this material of exceptional qualities one of the most used in floor covering. The main reasons are:
High thermal resistance
The composition of this resin allows it to withstand prolonged temperatures up to 45º C and occasionally up to 70º C.
High corrosion resistance
Epoxy resin is one of the coatings that withstand longer exposure to corrosive chemical agents.
Special for continuous transit floors
Its enormous physical resistance of 65 N of force per m2, make it the ideal coating for garages, industrial floors, hangar warehouses, warehouses and processing plants.
Easy application and cleaning
Due to their perfect flexibility, wetting and adhesion epoxy resin coatings are easily applied and cleaned comfortably.
Does not shrink
Unlike other paints and surface protectors, epoxy resin barely has contraction.
The absence of solvents with an unpleasant odor allows the resin not to disperse during application and level throughout the entire surface.
In addition to its application for floors, it is used in many other fields, such as decoration, costume jewelery, the aircraft industry and electronics. Take note!
WHAT IS Epoxy Resin FOR?
Together with the applications we have seen, epoxy resins have all these applications:
Use as an adhesive
These glues are part of engineering or structural adhesives, such as cyanoacrylate, polyurethane and acrylic. Its use is widespread for the construction and repair of all types of vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, bicycles and airplanes.
To avoid short circuits and protect generators, reducers, brushes, insulators and generators from dust and moisture, these parts are encapsulated with epoxy resin.