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Adhesives Ingredients
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Adhesives Ingredients
Epoxies are created by polymerizing a mixture of two starting compounds, the resin and the hardener. Epoxy adhesives are thermosetting resins which solidify by polymerization and, once set, will soften but not melt on heating. Two-part resin/hardener epoxy systems will solidify on mixing (sometimes accelerated by heat), while one-part epoxy adhesives require heat to initiate the reaction of a latent catalyst. The properties of epoxy adhesives are also varied through the use of fillers. Thanks to their versatility and relatively low cost, they find application in wide range of formulations.

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Selection Guide

Epoxy Resins for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. Petrie

Epoxy resin-based adhesives are probably the most versatile family of adhesives used today! Since they bond well with many substrates and can be easily modified to achieve widely varying properties, they found wide applications in applications such as automotive, industrial, aerospace etc. Get comprehensive information about fundamentals of epoxy resins used in adhesives, main types of chemical classes and selection tips to find the right product for your adhesive or sealant formulation.

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