03 October 2018

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.

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03 October 2018

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...

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14 August 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...

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13 August 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.

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06 June 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.

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06 June 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 c...

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26 April 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.  

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26 April 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 di...

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22 February 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.

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22 February 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 liv...

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11 December 2017

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?

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11 December 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...

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14 November 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 the...

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14 November 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.

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10 October 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 m...

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10 October 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.

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30 August 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...

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30 August 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.

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31 July 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 archeol...

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31 July 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!

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28 September 2016

Who invented epoxies and why?

Originally used for dental fixtures, epoxies were created in the 1930s by two scientists, Dr. Pierre Castan in Switzerland and Dr. Sylvan Greenlee in the United States. The first epoxies were amber-co...

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28 September 2016

What do they look like?

Epoxy resins can come either as low-molecular honey-like liquids or as high-molecular solid, crystalline substances. Following an increase in temperature or when heat is applied, solid epoxy resin...

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28 September 2016

What are the properties of epoxies?

Cured epoxy resins have a number of different properties. They are a very stable and durable material, suitable to build machines and structures with a long lifespan. Epoxies have also good mechanical...

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28 September 2016

What are epoxy resins?

Epoxy resins are a class of pre-polymers and polymers containing more than one epoxide group. Through a chemical reaction called curing, epoxy resins are processed with other chemicals to produce e...

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28 September 2016

How are they produced?

Epoxies are produced by cross-linking an epoxy resin together with another chemical called ‘hardener’, or reacting the epoxy resin by itself through catalytic homo-polymerisation. The most commo...

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28 September 2016

How are epoxies used?

Epoxies are used in a number of applications. Their largest applications are found in the construction sector, where thanks to their hardness, strength and durability they are used to coat and protect...

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28 September 2016

Are epoxies safe?

Cured epoxy resins do not pose any risk to human health when handled in a professional manner and following the necessary safety measures. When sold in small quantities as two-component systems, comp...

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24 July 2015

Factsheet: Summary Paper - Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions in Key Applications

Document summarising the results of the assessment covering five key application sectors of epoxy resins in Europe.

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23 July 2015

Factsheet: Epoxy in Marine Coatings – Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions

Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in marine coatings.

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23 July 2015

Factsheet: Epoxy in Automotive - Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions

Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in automotive coatings.

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23 July 2015

Epoxy in Wind Energy Applications: Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions

Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in wind energy applications.

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23 July 2015

Epoxy in Water Pipes: Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions

Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in water pipes.

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23 July 2015

Epoxy in Flooring: Assesment of Potential BPA Emissions

Research on the potential emissions of Bisphenol A (BPA) from manufacturing, using and dismissing epoxy resins in flooring.

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08 June 2015

Factsheet: Epoxies in Paint and Coatings

The applications making use of epoxies enhanced coatings and paints are very diverse. The most common are construction (including flooring), the maritime industry, sewage treatment as well as home appliances.

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08 June 2015

Factsheet: Epoxies in Electronics

IT & electronics are a sector where the number of applications of epoxy resins has been increasing sharply in the past few years.

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08 June 2015

Factsheet: Epoxies in Drinking Water Applications

Thanks to their durability, processing flexibility, resistance to chlorine, microbes and other threats, epoxy resins represent a viable alternative for delivering drinking water.

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08 June 2015

Factsheet: Epoxies in Automotive

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08 June 2014

Factsheet: Epoxies in Sports

Epoxies play a key role in improving the performance of sports and leisure equipment for both amateurs and professionals.

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08 June 2014

Factsheet: Epoxies in Food Packaging

Epoxy-based resins are key to food and beverage containers’ long shelf life.

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08 June 2014

Factsheet: Epoxies in Flooring

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.

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08 June 2014

Factsheet: Epoxies in Energy

Epoxy resins are used both as composites and coatings in the production, transformation and distribution of various types of renewable and non-renewable energy.

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