epoxy resin


Definition of epoxy resin

: a flexible usually thermosetting resin made by copolymerization of an epoxide with another compound having two hydroxyl groups and used chiefly in coatings and adhesives

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Using several layers of epoxy resin, astronauts inside the space station patched the slow leak—from a small hole a few millimeters across—a day after its detection. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Russian cosmonauts spend nearly eight hours cutting into their spacecraft," 12 Dec. 2018 Chief Executive Michael McGarry said the company has been hurt by rising costs for epoxy resin and higher oil prices, in addition to higher freight costs. Maria Armental, WSJ, "PPG Warns of Higher Costs, Weaker Demand Hurting Profit," 8 Oct. 2018 An epoxy resin form must be built to contain the table pieces and poured epoxy. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Build this Gorgeous DIY Waterfall Table," 29 Mar. 2018 When coated with a special epoxy resin, the carbon-fiber material becomes rigid like aluminum, the main sheeting on jets. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Women Take Flight At New England Air Museum," 14 Mar. 2018 For both the dress rehearsal and the final reassembly, the conservators will hold the fragments in place by circling them with snug-fitting collars made of carbon fiber cloth layered with epoxy resin, to which straps can be attached. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Museum of Art embarks on radical reconstruction of Cambodian Krishna statue (photos)," 17 Dec. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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