Epoxy resin is a thermally stable polymer that hardens when mixed with a catalytic agent or "hardener".
Epoxy resins are composed of two units that are mixed beforehand; in doing so, they react by producing the solidification of the resin.
Its curing takes place at room temperature, and during the mixing reaction it results in its molecular weight being greater.
A precise finishing technique will not only add beauty to finished surfaces, but will also protect the work done from UV rays. The most common methods to finish a surface, are to paint or varnish.
These coating systems protect the Epoxy resin from UV radiation and require adequate preparation of the surface before application.
The preparation of the surface for the final finish is as important as that of Epoxis. The surface must be cleaned, dried and sanded.
Properties of the Epoxy resin: p>
- Optimum humidification and adhesion. li>
- Good electrical insulation. li>
- Good mechanical strength. li>
- Resistance to humidity. li>
- Resistance to attacks of corrosive fluids. li>
- Resistance to high temperatures. li>
- Excellent chemical resistance. li>
- Small contraction when curing. li>
- Excellent adhesive properties. li> ul>