Epoxy – the hub for the most versatile polymer with exceptional combination of superlative features

Inam, Fawad (2014) Epoxy – the hub for the most versatile polymer with exceptional combination of superlative features. Epoxy, 1 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2299-6842

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Abstract

Epoxy resins and epoxy based materials have experienced significant advancement since their beginning in 1936, when Dr. Castan of Switzerland and Dr. Greenlee of USA succeeded in synthesizing the very first bisphenol-A-based epoxy resins. Whether it is the new carbon fiber composite of Boeing’s Dreamliner or the thin set terrazzo flooring, epoxy has always been the ideal choice because of its superlative properties and unique chemical composition. Belonging to thermoset family, it is certainly one of the most versatile polymers we see around in composites, aerospace, automotive, marine, sports materials, construction, structures, electrical and electronic systems, biomedical devices, thermal management systems, adhesives, paints and coatings, industrial tooling and other general consumer products. Because of its versatile nature, epoxy is replacing many conventional materials, e.g. epoxy based materials have already replaced wood in majority of the boats and various sports goods.

Epoxy is an open-access journal and offers a fast and comprehensive peer-review. To ensure that the journal has the largest possible impact in this early phase, no publication fees will apply until the end of 2015.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
F900 Others in Physical Sciences
H100 General Engineering
H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H400 Aerospace Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
J400 Polymers and Textiles
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
J600 Maritime Technology
J900 Others in Technology
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Fawad Inam
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 12:42
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 08:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17711

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