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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Broken pieces are mended with adhesive and gaps are filled in with plaster or epoxy resin. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, "How to Discover Dinosaurs," 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, "A Crashed Spacecraft Might Have Put Earth’s Most Indestructible Organisms on the Moon," 8 Aug. 2019 Ha and an engineer on Spivack’s team added a thin layer of epoxy resin between each layer of nickel, a synthetic equivalent of the fossilized tree resin that preserves ancient insects. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon," 5 Aug. 2019 Their approach was to embed a fragment of each object’s patina in a block of epoxy resin, in order to preserve its physical structure, and then to slice the block up using a diamond saw. The Economist, "Buried metal artefacts gather stories on their surfaces," 4 July 2019 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

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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