Epoxy Resin Adhesives

  • Allan R. Meath


Structural adhesives based on epoxy resins were first introduced in 1950 and their use has grown steadily since. Epoxy resins are reactive with a number of different curing agents and yield a wide variety of products with different cure requirements and end-use performance. Epoxy resins cure with no evolution of byproducts, have low shrinkage and adhere to many different substrates. Although epoxy adhesives represent only a small part of the total adhesives market, they are unequalled in performance where high strength and endurance properties are critical.


Welding Anhydride Encapsulation Phthalate Polyol 


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© Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan R. Meath
    • 1
  1. 1.Dow Chemical U.S.A.FreeportUSA

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