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

called also epoxy

Examples of epoxy resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Metal food and beverage cans are lined with an epoxy resin coating made from a family of chemicals called bisphenols. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "High BPA levels linked to 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, study says," 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, "94% of the Fortune 1000 are seeing coronavirus supply chain disruptions: Report," 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, "This Steel Foam Could Make Airplane Wings Better," 21 Oct. 2019 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

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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 1 Oct. 2020.

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