Common jargon used with epoxy; common words and lingo

Abrasion Resistance:
The ability to withstand the effects of repeated wearing, rubbing, scraping, etc.

Cure:
To change the physical, chemical, or electrical properties of a material by chemical reaction, by the action of heat and catalysts alone or in combination, with or without pressure. Specifically to convert a low molecular weight polymer or resin to an insoluble, infusible state.

Density:
Weight per unit volume of a given, the degree of compactness of a substance 

Epoxy Resins:  any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
rosin.

Mat:
A randomly distributed felt of fibers, usually glass, used in reinforced plastics.

Seal Coat:
The seal coat is a small batch of epoxy that is brushed on in a thin layer to seal any pores in the surface and prevent air bubbles from forming in the following flood coat.

Flood Coat:
A flood coat is simply poured on the surface and it self-levels to 1/8". Flood coats are applied in 1/8" layers at a time, as many as desired can be applied.

Pigment:

A color material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint)

Viscosity: Resistance of a liquid to shear forces

Ripples: warping or imperfections

 

 

 

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

0 comments

Article is closed for comments.