Material Epoxy - EP
Epoxy is a strong and very resistant thermoset plastic. It is used as an adhesive agent, as filling material, for moulding dies, and as a protective coating on steel and concrete. Many composite materials are reinforced epoxy.

Epoxy is resistant to almost all acids and solvents, but not to strong bases or solvents with chlorine content.

By adding a hardening agent curing takes place. The type of hardener has a major influence on properties and applications of epoxies.
Danish Name Epoxy - EP
Category Plastics, Thermosetting
Products Badminton racket
Car space frame
Flywheel
Skull, model
Soda stream pressure container
Wheelchair
Wheelchair ramp
Composite bicycle
Surfing board
Processes Extrusion
Hand lay-up
Similar materials UP - Unsatured Polyester
Vinylester
References K.D. Feddersen & Co.
Price High cost plastic (see also Plastics general overview)
Environmen- tal notes Creation: Uncured epoxies are allergy provocating and must not be in contact with the skin.

Use: -

Disposal: Epoxy can be incinerated mainly producing H2O and CO2. Reuse is only possible as filling material.
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