Diluents and viscosity modifiers for epoxy resins

  • Salvatore J. Monte
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology Series book series (POLS, volume 1)


Epoxy resins crosslink into thermosetting materials by reacting with various hardening agents such as amines, anhydrides, polyamides and catalytic curing agents. The desired properties in the ultimate finished products are obtained by selecting the appropriate combination of resin and hardener. Excellent chemical resistance, good electrical properties and toughness are common to nearly all epoxy resin systems.


epoxy reactive diluent modifier, non-reactive diluent coupling agent flexibilizer viscosity 


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