Epoxy resins adhere and cure on hard surfaces, providing a versatile polymer adhesive. Beyond their temperature-resistance capabilities, high-temperate epoxies feature many favorable qualities, including resistances to moisture, chemicals, impact, and corrosion.
High-temperature epoxies maintain their properties even when exposed to extreme temperatures. Harsh industrial environments rely on high-temperature epoxy coatings over other adhesive types because of the improved heat resistance and durability they provide in severe operating conditions. This blog post will discuss the versatile nature of high-temperature epoxies and their uses across various industries.
What is High-Temperature Epoxy?
For many applications, finding an appropriate high-temperature adhesive is vital for the success of the project. Manufacturers working in challenging environments often opt for a high-temperature epoxy resin, a specially formulated product that withstands temperatures up to 450°F and cures even in high-heat conditions. Other advantageous qualities of high-temperature epoxies include:
- High abrasion resistance
- Good clarity
- Low viscosity
- Thermal conductivity
- Dimensional stability at high temperatures
These epoxy resins offer exceptional wetting characteristics when used in conjunction with aramid or carbon fiber. They display high degrees of chemical resistance and withstand steam exposure. Additionally, high-temperature epoxies are an ideal choice for encapsulation and potting, thanks to their thermal conductivity.
When the time comes to choose the appropriate adhesive for a project, it is essential to account for the expected operating temperature and the requirements for the product’s ultimate performance properties. Other vital considerations include:
- Duration of exposure to high temperatures
- The glass transition temperature of an adhesive
- Coefficient of thermal expansion and bonded substrates
High-Temperature Epoxy Applications
The versatility of high-temperature epoxies makes them ideal for use in a wide range of industries, such as:
They also provide excellent adhesion to many materials, including:
High-temperature epoxies feature a versatile range of capabilities. Examples include:
- Creating ultra-thin bond lines
- Superior protection and performance when bonding/coating electronic components
- Protecting and sealing porous materials
- Wet-lay laminating and vacuum-bagging of composite parts
- RIM tooling and vacuum forming
- Bonding and encapsulation
Our High-Temperature Epoxy
As one of the industry’s leading providers of high-caliber, sustainable epoxies, Copps Industries designs and manufactures high-temperature epoxy resins suitable for use in various unique environments. We work closely with our customers to find the ideal solution for their application, improving results while reducing costs.
Our product line contains two epoxy resins specifically designed for high-temperature use.
High-Temperature Ceramic Wear Compound K-037
Our High-Temperature Ceramic Wear Compound K-037 system is suitable for environments with temperatures up to 450°F. This ceramic-bead-filled, two-component epoxy system features strength, corrosion resistance, and abrasion resistance in severe service conditions.
REDBAC XTra Temp High-Performance Grout K-052
This epoxy system provides significant strength and chemical resistance, making it ideal for applications involving corrosive compounds. The REDBAC XTra Temp High-Performance Grout K-052 system maintains performance in temperatures up to 400°F. It can handle a wide range of challenging tasks, such as protecting concrete surfaces, grouting machine bases, and repairing damaged foundations.
High-Temperature Epoxy Solutions From Copps Industries
For over 40 years, Copps Industries has been designing high-quality, heat-resistant epoxy resins. With over 400 clients in industries ranging from electronics to civil engineering, our diverse product line contains solutions to meet any customer’s unique needs. We are ISO 9001:2015-certified and dedicated to producing sustainable and reliable resin solutions.