You might have heard of epoxy when you are looking at ranges of adhesive. If you’re not sure what an epoxy is or what it can be used for, then this is the article for you.
What Is an Epoxy?
Epoxy is usually meant as shorthand for an epoxy resin, which is a type of adhesive that cures into a very solid bond. Epoxy actually refers to the chemical structure of one of the ingredients. It’s an organic compound made up with chains of molecules made from carbon and oxygen. These chains are able to form very strong bonds with other substances. Epoxy adhesives tend to be made of two parts, which when mixed ‘cure’ to form a strong bond.
Why Are There Different Types of Epoxy?
Epoxy type adhesives are useful for a wide range of applications. Manufacturers are able to develop different recipes of adhesive using …