Safely disposing of epoxy

QUESTION:  How do you safely dispose of epoxy?   ANSWER: Once it cures and hardens, epoxy can be thrown away in regular waste. Think of it this way: You must allow a gallon of house paint to dry and harden before throwing it out. Liquid epoxy can be hazardous,...

Why bond line thickness is important

QUESTION: Why is bond line thickness important?   ANSWER: Proper bond line thickness ensures you’ll achieve the adhesive properties AND performance specified in the epoxy’s datasheet. If there is inadequate bond line thickness, the risks include low strength...

Why crystallization happens

QUESTION: Why does crystallization happen?   ANSWER: Simply put, the liquid resin is fighting to return to its natural state, which is a solid form. Crystallization in epoxies is so common that major manufacturers have written datasheets on the subject. According...

Overmixing epoxy advice

QUESTION: Our technicians might be overmixing epoxy. What advice can you give us?   ANSWER: If you mix too vigorously, you can trap air in the material and introduce bubbles. In the production process, it’s important to dispense a drop of epoxy – not a bubble. So...

Overmixing epoxy concerns

QUESTION: What happens if you overmix epoxy?   ANSWER: The possibility of overmixing is more likely. The goal is to thoroughly blend Part A and Part B with minimal bubbles. (In the production process, you don’t want to dispense a bubble instead of drop of epoxy.)...