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

called also epoxy

Examples of epoxy resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet in Resin Create a unique paperweight with your florals with some help from epoxy resin. Shelby Wax, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2024 These high-performance braking systems use a brake rotor made from a mixture of carbon, ceramics, epoxy resin, silicon carbide, and carbon fiber (the ingredients are baked together in a mold at high temperatures to form the rotor). Michael Harley, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Pour a 1:1 mixture of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener into the rubber ice cube trays. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2023 Diluted oil paint, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and epoxy resin flow spontaneously and unrelentingly across his colorful canvases that are spaces for learning and teaching. Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Oil, acrylic medium, aqua resin, epoxy resin, on linen over panel 45 x 48 inches. Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 8 Feb. 2024 To make: Stir acrylic crafts paint into a 1:1 mixture of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2023 Researchers at Cooper Technologies Company in Houston, Texas, ran performance tests on over a dozen commercially available epoxy resin products in an effort to identify compositions that may be used to seal capacitor tanks. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Feb. 2021 Filling the air pockets with a substance like epoxy resin that bends light to a similar degree to the cell walls renders the wood transparent. Jude Coleman, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epoxy resin was in 1950

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“Epoxy resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxy%20resin. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

epoxy resin

: a synthetic resin used chiefly in coatings and adhesives

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