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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Examples of epoxy resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His Cellular chair is 3-D-printed as one big piece of porous epoxy resin; one version is then cast in bronze. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2021 Reseal with epoxy resin rolled and brushed over the hull as smoothly as possible. Andy Cochrane, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2021 Han’s pieces hold worlds, of cut paper and paint trapped beneath a floating sheen of epoxy resin. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Apr. 2021 Metal food and beverage cans are lined with an epoxy resin coating made from a family of chemicals called bisphenols. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 17 Aug. 2020 Two Mitsubishi Gas Chemical factories in the affected area made almost the entire world's supply of an epoxy resin called bismaleimide triazine, or BT. Erik Sherman, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2020 The NC State team makes the material by immersing the steel-steel CMF within a hydrophobic epoxy resin and then using vacuum forces to draw the resin into both the hollow spheres and smaller pores. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 21 Oct. 2019 Broken pieces are mended with adhesive and gaps are filled in with plaster or epoxy resin. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, 3 Sep. 2019 Oberhaus reports that human DNA samples are also included in the library, sandwiched in layers of epoxy resin between the 40 micron nickel disks with hair and blood from 24 humans embedded as well. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of epoxy resin

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Epoxy resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxy%20resin. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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