Epoxy resin diluents[ edit ] Epoxy resins diluents are typically formed by glycidylation of aliphatic alcohols or polyols. If the original mixing tray is no longer available, we recommend using a container that is of equal size.
Epoxy resins are used to bond copper foil to circuit board substrates, and are a component of the solder mask on many circuit boards.
Epoxy coatings are often used in industrial and automotive applications since they are more heat resistant than latex-based and alkyd-based paints. This means that conventional nucleophilic hardeners such as amines are hardly suitable for crosslinking.
Metal cans and containers are often coated with epoxy to prevent rusting, especially for foods like tomatoes that are acidic.
Epoxy resins are excellent electrical insulators and protect electrical components from short circuiting, dust and moisture. A related class is cycloaliphatic epoxy resin, which contains one or more cycloaliphatic rings in the molecule e.
Many people actually swear by either of these, although professionals are more likely to use Epoxy, than your mom fixing her favorite vase. Also the cap on the top fell off easily in storage, and the glue dried out.
Primary amines undergo an addition reaction with the epoxide group to form a hydroxyl group and a secondary amine.