Social & Economic Benefits
Epoxy resins are an incredibly well-versed family of substances which are found in a large variety of industrial and everyday applications. Yet, their value to European consumers and businesses is often little known and their widespread economic value is not well understood.
Epoxies play a key role in improving the performance of sports and leisure equipment for both amateurs and professionals.
Epoxy resins are used both as composites and coatings in the production, transformation and distribution of various types of renewable and non-renewable energy.
IT & electronics are a sector where the number of applications of epoxy resins has been increasing sharply in the past few years.
Epoxies are being used in an increasing number of composite pipes and tanks as well as in coatings for traditional steel and concrete products.
Epoxy resins are widely used in the automotive industry as protective coatings, preserving vehicles and extending their average lifespan.
Flooring is one of the most important applications for epoxies, accounting for 30% of all epoxies sold in Europe in the construction and coating sector.
Paint and coatings
The applications making use of epoxies enhanced coatings and paints are very diverse.
About epoxy resins
Epoxy resins are a highly versatile family of synthetics used as binders for coatings, adhesives, sealants and matrices for composite materials, or fibre reinforced plastics. Those products are in turn used in many applications, such as wind turbines, construction and civil engineering, autos, aerospace, flooring, piping, packaging, electronics, sport and leisure, and household appliances.
Document summarising the results of the assessment covering five key application sectors of epoxy resins in Europe.... Read more
24 July 2015
Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in wind energy applications.... Read more
23 July 2015