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  • Epoxy adhesives, the bonding material

    Epoxies can go a long way! Especially epoxy-based adhesives: a small amount can glue materials as different as wood, metal, plastic, rubber, glass, ceramic or stone. And if it wasn’t for adhesives, how could we start building large infrastructures? Read more

    11 December 2017

  • High-flying Epoxies

    It was 1947 when Howard Hughes, the US visionary aviator and aircraft designer, used epoxies for the first time in the construction of his airlift flying boat “Spruce Goose”. Since then, epoxies and aircraft design have been inseparable. Read more

    14 November 2017

  • Don’t slip, there’s grip!

    A good floor coating should prevent you from slipping and sliding, but in some floors you want more than that. Epoxy flooring systems can be tailored to each application in terms of resistance, colour or ease to apply. Read more

    10 October 2017

  • Epoxy resins hitting the road

    There are many things to consider when buying a new car, and its resiliance and lifespan are indeed important ones. Epoxies have proved to be an excellent coating for your car, protecting it against bad weather conditions and the passing of time. Read more

    30 August 2017

  • Arts & crafts: the final Touch

    Epoxies are found in a variety of applications, but there is a group on which they are especially discreet: the world of arts and crafts. Without drawing too much attention, these resins are increasingly popular among artists and craftsmen. Find out why! Read more

    31 July 2017

  • Epoxies to the rescue: giving animals a second chance

    We’ve all been there. We are walking around the woods contemplating the trees, when all of a sudden… crack! Sometimes it’s just a stick but it can be an unfortunate animal we have accidently ste... Read more

    11 December 2017

  • Insect eyes inspire a new solar panel generation

    Arthropod eye Insect eyes have something hypnotical. Their strange, intricate shapes and unusual large size, so different to other species, have kept entomologists busy explaining what makes them... Read more

    14 November 2017

  • “Dr. Epoxy” brings a second life to critical infrastructures

    Buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels… They surround us, exposed to all sorts of weather conditions and quite often lasting decades, even centuries. Those in charge of their maintenance face some major... Read more

    10 October 2017

  • Epoxy, the new invisibility cloak

    We all like to visit beautiful buildings and appreciate their ornamental façades without visual interruptions. But we also acknowledge the benefits of solar panels which, although unsightly, can prov... Read more

    30 August 2017

  • Epoxy resurrects colossi in Egypt

    Time has no mercy, and what used to be a gigantic glorious sculpture can be reduced to ruins today. This, however, does not mean there is no hope for the avid historian who wishes to enjoy archeologic... Read more

    31 July 2017