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Epoxy Removal Methods and Strategies

Epoxy is a permanent adhesive.  When properly chosen for your application and substrates, and properly cured, it will form a strong, permanent bond.  At times though, you may find that you need to recover bonded parts or clean parts to...

The Conundrum of Epoxy Temperature Storage

When working with epoxies and adhesives, there are several consistent areas that beg for clarity.  FOC knows because we generally field those questions and concerns.  Among the top of that list are: Room temperature storage best practices Storage methods and...

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...