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  • Water pipes & epoxy: preserving our source of life

    From the Bronze Age onwards, the development of urban civilizations has relied to a great extent on hydraulic systems. A high level of sophistication in water management technologies was already reached by Indus and Mesopotamians, followed by Greeks and Romans. Today we admire the ancient Roman aqueducts still standing in Europe and Northern Africa – but importantly, we can also draw inspiration from their engineering prowess. Read more

    03 October 2018

  • Solid as a rock: epoxy-based chemical anchors in construction

    Since the early days of mankind, we have managed to put our tools and ideas at the service of our living and working environment demands. Building the world we know today has taken years of dedication and constant evolution. In our efforts we have tried out lots of different materials and all possible ways to make sure they stay together, until we discovered epoxy chemical anchors. Read more

    13 August 2018

  • Smooth sailing with epoxies

    Sailing has been one of the most widely used forms of transportation throughout human history. Today, are still a major driving force behind our global economy, and epoxies help protect them across the seven seas. Read more

    06 June 2018

  • Ready, steady, go! Epoxy resins keep you in shape

    Exercising is good for your body and mind but it can also be very tiring and challenging, especially if you are not using the right equipment. Epoxy resins have proven to be a supportive ally for staying fit and healthy, whether you’re playing tennis, whizzing down the ski slopes or dribbling the ball with your hockey stick.   Read more

    26 April 2018

  • Epoxy powder coatings: why so popular?

    Tired of mediocre coatings, constructors started to seek ways of having a new type of resin that could be used in solvent borne and powder coatings. The efforts paid off and solid epoxy resins, both with middle and high molecular weight, were born. Read more

    22 February 2018

  • 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

  • New epoxy hits underwater renovations

    The novel material can be hardened under water Epoxies can make our cars last longer, our smartphones perform better and our water pipes stay healthy. The benefits of epoxy resins are countless an... Read more

    03 October 2018

  • Epoxy can save lives – even before we are born

    Surgical interventions, such as removing a tumour or correcting a spine, are always tricky procedures. In some cases, they happen before we are born. What seemed impossible a few years back is now a r... Read more

    14 August 2018

  • Epoxies walking on sunshine

    Anyone asked to think of a sunny place probably would not put Scotland at the top of their list. That might be why Scots try to make the most of the little sunshine they have, especially when it comes... Read more

    06 June 2018

  • Epoxies in jewellery: a hidden gem

    We often talk about epoxies in industrial, life-changing and innovative applications, but these resins can have other, more delicate uses. Their well-known versatility allows them to be used in differ... Read more

    26 April 2018

  • Epoxies in prosthetics: helping athletes reach the finish line

    We can all picture a super-hero with a cape flying over town to save someone’s life. These are movie and comic heroes, but what do they look like in real life? Some of them are indeed saving lives,... Read more

    22 February 2018

  • 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

  • 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