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FOC Tips: dual asymmetric centrifuge

A dual asymmetric centrifuge is a mixer that combines centrifugal type rotation (rotation around a point outside the sample holder) with rotation around the central axis of the sample holder.  This combination of opposing forces enables rapid mixing of the...

FOC Tips: 2-stage heat cure

One method to encourage bubbles to come out of the bulk material is a 2-stage heat cure.  This is a short, initial cure at an elevated, but lower, temperature than the final cure.  An example is a 50°C cure for...

FOC Tips: epoxies and minimizing handling

When working with epoxies, MINIMIZE HANDLING where applicable.  Proper packaging for your application and application process comes into play here.  If you choose/need to work with bulk material, such as 8 oz. kits, there will be significantly more handling.  It...

FOC Tips: buoyancy and diffusion

Place your thoroughly mixed material in the refrigerator (5 to 10ºC) to slow down the cure process and preserve the pot life.  Let the mixture stand in the refrigerator for several hours (depending on pot life, overnight might be a...