What is Epoxy?
Epoxy was synthesized in Germany in 1939. Initially only used in dentistry and medicine, epoxy began to be utilized in many other fields for its high adhesive quality and mechanical resistance, particularly in the construction industry.
It is an adhesive and thermosetting chemical resin. It has high resistance to water, acid and alkaline, and endures over time. When used for adhesive purposes, it permanently bonds the surfaces it is applied on and prevents tension build-up.
Epoxies, which are generally two-component products, solidify after their liquid application and reach their final hardness within one or two weeks. Epoxy, when used together with glass or carbon fiber, provides perfect mechanical durability. This is why it is widely used in space and aviation technologies and in naval field. In addition, Epoxy is a material that is also widely used in the construction sector to fill cracks, repair and fortification applications, and to place steel fittings that will be embedded in concrete. It has a high tensile strength for fittings embedded in ferroconcrete and can also be used as a coating product. Finally, it can be employed as paint or primer as well.
- Epoxy floor coatings
- Very high mechanical and chemical resistance.
- Easy to apply.
- Provides a solid ground without any grouting and joint.
- Less load on a building compared to its equivalents.
- Provides dust-free, hygienic, and anti-bacterial environments.
- Impermeable against water and water-like fluids.
- anti-static structure.
- easy to clean.