The Versatility of Epoxy Adhesive from Adhesive Systems
Our epoxy adhesive is known for its excellent bonding adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, and excellent mechanical properties. Epoxies are used in the assembly of automobiles, bicycles, boats, golf clubs, skis, snowboards, and many other applications where high strength bonding is required. Their low volatility and water cleanup makes epoxy adhesives also useful for factory assembly of cast iron, cast steel, cast aluminum applications and other products, and using epoxy adhesives reduces exposure and flammability issues associated with solvent-borne coatings.
Epoxy Adhesive for Electronics
Epoxy resin adhesives are important in the electronics industry as well, and are utilized in motors, generators, transformers, switchgear, bushings, and insulators. The resins are excellent electrical insulators and protect electrical components from short circuiting, dust and moisture. In electronics, epoxy adhesive glue is the primary resin used in over-molding integrated circuits, transistors and hybrid circuits, and making printed circuit boards.
The applications for epoxy adhesives are extensive and include coatings such as those using carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforcements. Two-part epoxy adhesive coatings are used for heavy-duty service on metal substrates, and these adhesives use less energy than heat-cured powder coatings since they cure at room temperatures. These systems use a 4:1 by volume mixing ratio, and dry quickly providing a tough, UV-resistant, protective coating with excellent hardness.
As adhesives, epoxy glues bond in three ways: 1) Mechanically, because the bonding surfaces are roughened; 2) By proximity, because the cured resins are physically so close to the bonding surfaces that they are hard to separate; and 3) Ionically, because the epoxy resins form ionic bonds at an atomic level with the bonding surfaces.