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The Glass Transition in Epoxies

The glass transition, Tg, is the temperature at which cured epoxies go from being rigid and glassy to being rubbery and more flexible.  Most of us think of cured epoxies as being pretty hard (Shore D) materials; and they are,...

Helpful Epoxy Tips (and a Few Tricks)

In the fiber optic cable assembly process, working with epoxy generates a lot of questions. When I visit fabrication facilities, we discuss the finer points of mixing the material, loading syringes, minimizing waste, heat-treating crystallized epoxy, and more. For...

Why are epoxy bi-packs 2.5 grams?

If we had a nickel for every time we are asked “Why are epoxy bi-packs 2.5 grams?’… Fiber Optic Center provides epoxy in two-part bi-packs that are typically 2.5 grams.  While 2.5 grams might seem small, some modern day applications...

Which Epoxy Packaging is Right for you?

Of course you need the right material, but once you have chosen that, which packaging makes the most sense?  A major determining factor is how much handling do you want to do?  So let’s review the epoxy application process. Almost...