Epoxy – the hub for the most versatile polymer with exceptional combination of superlative features

Fawad Inam

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Abstract

Epoxy resins and epoxy based materials have experienced significant advancement since their beginning in 1936, when Dr. Castan of Switzerland and Dr. Greenlee of USA succeeded in synthesizing the very first bisphenol-A-based epoxy resins. Whether it is the new carbon fiber composite of Boeing’s Dreamliner or the thin set terrazzo flooring, epoxy has always been the ideal choice because of its superlative properties and unique chemical composition. Belonging to thermoset family, it is certainly one of the most versatile polymers we see around in composites, aerospace, automotive, marine, sports materials, construction, structures, electrical and electronic systems, biomedical devices, thermal management systems, adhesives, paints and coatings, industrial tooling and other general consumer products. Because of its versatile nature, epoxy is replacing many conventional materials, e.g. epoxy based materials have already replaced wood in majority of the boats and various sports goods. Epoxy is an open-access journal and offers a fast and comprehensive peer-review. To ensure that the journal has the largest possible impact in this early phase, no publication fees will apply until the end of 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
JournalEpoxy
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2014

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