Epoxy Resins & Epoxy Adhesives

Epoxy resins and adhesives are characterised by their excellent electrical properties and chemical resistance, strength and low absorption of moisture. They make great adhesives and also one of the few types of glue that can be used on metals and glass. Epoxy can be used as a protective coating as well as materials in circuit boards and for patching holes in concrete pavements. These versatile resins offer high strength resistance to corrosion. The high strength to weight ratio and dimensional stability as well as adhesion properties make them ideal for a wide range of applications. Different resins are produced by varying the ratios of the chemical components.



Resins are relatively high in viscosity (measure of its resistance to flow), so that they are moulded at temperatures around 50 to 100°C, or dissolved in an inert solvent (solvent that does not react with anything in solution) to reduce viscosity to a point at which lamination at room temperature becomes possible.



How are they made?


Most epoxy resins are an industrial product derived from petroleum and are themselves the result of a chemical reaction called curing. This involves epoxies and other chemicals more commonly known as hardeners or curing agents. Depending on the type of reaction used to produce them, they can be either low-molecular honey-like liquids or high-molecular, solid substances. Their molecular weight often determines their potential uses and applications.



Did you know?


Currently. there are more than 50 different substances known as epoxy resins. Also, there are hundreds of hardeners to modify epoxy polymer properties to meet the most varied requirements.



Epoxy uses


  • General purpose adhesives

  • As the binder in cement and mortars

  • Rigid foams

  • Non-skid coatings

  • Solidifying sandy surfaces in oil drilling

  • Industrial coatings

  • Potting and encapsulating media

  • Fibre reinforced plastics


Advantages of Epoxy


  • Low shrink during cure

  • Excellent moisture and chemical resistance

  • Good electrical properties

  • Increased mechanical and fatigue strength

  • Impact resistant

  • No VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

  • Long shelf life

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Description Price Material Compatibility Colour Package Type Package Size Setting Time Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Trade Name Cure Time Flame Retardant Shear Strength Filler Material Chemical Composition Odour
RS Stock No. 739-6923
Mfr. Part No.1985608
BrandAraldite
$7.49
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Ceramic, Concrete, Glass, Leather, Marble, Metal, Plastic, Stone, Wood Transparent Syringe 3 g 90s - - Araldite Fusion - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 784-4863
Mfr. Part No.ER2220RP250G
$50.76
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- Black, Grey Pack 250 g - -40°C +130°C ER2220 1 h, 4 h, 24 h Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 458-7292
Mfr. Part No.DP760
Brand3M
$71.55
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Ceramic, Metal, Stone White Dual Cartridge 50 ml 45 → 60min -55°C +230°C Scotch-Weld DP760 - - 20 → 29 MPa Epoxy - -
RS Stock No. 739-6926
Mfr. Part No.1735208
BrandAraldite
$62.31
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Metal, Plastic Black Cartridge 50 ml - - - Araldite 2031 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 458-9579
Mfr. Part No.142517
BrandLoctite
$23.44
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Glass Transparent Dual Cartridge 24 ml 7min -55°C +100°C Hysol 3430 15 min - 22 N/mm² - - -
RS Stock No. 850-934
BrandRS PRO
$25.74
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Aluminium, Steel Yellow Cartridge 40 ml 3 → 4min - - - 2 h Yes - - Bisphenol A-(Epichlorhydrin), Bisphenol F Slight
RS Stock No. 458-9563
Mfr. Part No.451231
BrandLoctite
$46.05
Each
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Metal, Plastic Grey Dual Cartridge 50 ml 40min -55°C +120°C Hysol 9461 240 min - - - - -
RS Stock No. 850-962
BrandRS PRO
$16.43
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Metal Black Syringe 25 ml 5min - - - 24 h Yes - Inorganic Barium Sulphate, Bisphenol A-(Epichlorhydrin), Limestone, Magnesium Carbonate, Talc -
RS Stock No. 756-0102
Mfr. Part No.ARA-400007
BrandAraldite
$26.02
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- - Syringe 24 ml - - - Araldite Rapid - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 514-701
Mfr. Part No.1303596
$131.19
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Ceramic, Concrete, Metal, Plastic, Wood Yellow Sachet 150 g 3 → 5min -55°C +100°C Double Bubble - - 9 MPa - - -
RS Stock No. 905-4548
Mfr. Part No.62328714357
Brand3M
$40.75
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- Clear Cartridge 50 ml 20min -50°C +80°C Scotch-Weld DP105 48 h @ 22 °C Yes 2000 lbf/in² @ 72 °C Epoxy, Mercaptan - -
RS Stock No. 388-8954
Mfr. Part No.140295100
BrandAraldite
$42.02
Each
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Ferrous Metal, Non Ferrous Metal, Rubber, Wood Yellow Dual Cartridge 50 ml - +40°C +80°C Araldite 2012 120 min Yes 19 N/mm² - - -
RS Stock No. 458-9535
Mfr. Part No.254044
BrandLoctite
$43.52
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Metal Yellow Dual Cartridge 50 ml 55 → 105min -55°C +120°C Hysol 3425 240 min - - - - -
RS Stock No. 905-4554
Mfr. Part No.FS910040237
Brand3M
$44.16
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Metal, Plastic, Wood Grey Cartridge 50 ml 60 min@22°C - - Scotch-Weld DP190 24 Hours - 4500 psi Epoxy - -
RS Stock No. 850-940
BrandRS PRO
$13.51
1 Kit
Kit(s)
Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood Clear Tube 16 g - - - - 24 h Yes - - Bisphenol A-(Epichlorhydrin), Bisphenol F Slight
RS Stock No. 458-9478
Mfr. Part No.248211
BrandLoctite
$37.25
Each
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Ceramic, Metal, Plastic, Wood Transparent Amber Dual Cartridge 50 ml 30 → 150min -55°C +120°C Loctite Hysol 3421 240 min - - - - -
RS Stock No. 567-581
BrandRS PRO
$30.52
Each
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- Red Syringe 10 ml - - +140°C - 20 (120°C) min, 40 (100°C) min, 60 (90°C) min - - - Aliphatic Amines, Epoxy Resin, Neopentyl Glycol Diglycidyl Ether -
RS Stock No. 756-0111
Mfr. Part No.ARA-400005
BrandAraldite
$18.89
Each
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- - Tube 30 ml - - - Araldite Rapid - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 132-605
BrandRS PRO
$14.43
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Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Stone, Wood Transparent Dual Cartridge 24 ml - - - - - No - - Epoxy Resin Mercaptan
RS Stock No. 553-614
BrandRS PRO
$102.01
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Ceramic, Concrete, Metal, Plastic, Wood Transparent Sachet 150 g 3 → 5min -55°C +100°C - 24 h Yes - - 2, 4, 6-Tris(Dimethylaminomethyl)Phenol Characteristic
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