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Toughened Epoxy Adhesives

Toughening Epoxy Adhesives Epoxy adhesives are used globally due to their high-performance properties. Epoxy adhesives are targeted towards applications that require a high modulus, high-temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and moisture resistance. Epoxies also have excellent bond strength to many metals, ceramics, glass, and even other polymers. Epoxy adhesives, however, can have too high of a hardness and can be too rigid for many applications. This can be due to dissimilar…
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April 22, 2015
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Different Types of Potting Compounds

What are the different types of potting and encapsulating compounds?   When first designing an application where potting or encapsulating is necessary, generally the first question that arises is what kind of material should I use: epoxy, urethane, or silicone? Many times, if all that is needed is protection of the circuitry or to hold in place deep fixtures, any type of material will work. The real answer depends on…
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April 8, 2015
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Epoxy Adhesives for Medical Devices

In 2013, funding for medical research across the world had gone above $260 billion with the United States accounting for 45% of that while countries such as China and Japan increase investments significantly in these areas as well. With global research on the rise, many of the acceptable practices have come into question. Medical device manufacturing in the US is expected to reach $133 billion in 2016 and over $350…
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March 25, 2015
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What is the Strength of Epoxy?

When trying to determine the strength of epoxy it is important to know what type of strength you need. When reviewing data sheets, one can get inundated with different strength values. On the other hand may only give one kind of strength. It is valuable to know the differences in the given values as well as what is important to your application. When it comes to epoxy adhesives and potting…
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March 12, 2015
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EpoxySet: Dielectric Epoxy Adhesives

Dielectric epoxy provides an insulating layer or medium between two conductive materials (conductors). Put simply, it does not conduct electricity (not electrical conductors). Dielectric materials are used in a variety of applications including making various electronic components such as capacitors. Dielectric epoxies are used extensively as barriers between conductors of multi-layered circuits. Many Epoxyset products are dielectric and are used for their dielectric properties. When reviewing data sheets of our…
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February 19, 2015
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Underfill: Epoxy underfill for CSP and BGA

OEMs face ever-growing requirements for greater chip functionality, reduced size, mechanical toughness, and high reliability. As market trends that drive greater functionality, reliability, and ruggedness, the consumer demand for handheld, mobile, and portable systems, such as smart phones and tablets increase daily. Ball Grid Array (BGA) and chip scale packaging (CSP) are common solutions for many of these problems however; other problems arise in using these techniques. Common processing problems…
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December 16, 2014
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EPOXYSET SOLUTIONS: PREMIXED AND FROZEN ADHESIVE SOLUTIONS

Epoxyset saves you time and money with Premixed & Frozen Adhesives Epoxyset supplies a complete line of premixed and frozen adhesives, sealants, and potting compounds using a specialized proprietary process that delivers quality results. Epoxyset can take nearly any one of its product and supply it as a premixed and frozen system. The process consists of mixing the reactive compounds, degassing to eliminate entrapped air, package into pre-portioned syringes, and…
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November 18, 2014
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GHS Labels for chemicals- How it Affects Our Customers

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level. Prior to GHS, there were many different regulations on hazard classification in use in different countries. The GHS was designed to replace…
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October 17, 2014
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EPOXYSET ADHESIVE SOLUTIONS FOR BONDING DISSIMILAR SUBSTRATES

Bonding Substrates with Different Thermal Expansion Coefficients A major challenge many engineers and/or designers face in a bonding or potting application is overcoming different coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE). What is the coefficient of thermal expansion? The coefficient of thermal expansion describes how the size of an object changes with a change in temperature. Specifically, it measures the fractional change in size per degree change in temperature at a constant…
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September 19, 2014