In this page you will be familiar with epoxy and epoxy flooring and its variations. Epoxy or poly poxide is kind of Thermosetting resin that will be achieved from poly amine hardening reaction with resin apoxide. Apoxy has a vast usage domain such as versatile adhesive materials and FRP covers.
Benefits of epoxy industrial cover
Increasing concrete strength against corrosion, destroy and most chemical materials.
It doesn’t absorb water at all and prevent from penetrating of water, oil and other liquids in concrete body.
It weighs light and is compact and prevent from making any dust.
It will be executed in different colors and integrated.
It involved in with 4 mm thickness, increasing pressure strength of concrete till 1100 kg/cm2.
Easiness in washing, at least 20 years lifetime and its restoration’s speed is the other points of this flooring.
Different epoxy floorings for industrial saloons
Duster flooring in 1 mm thickness, this kind of flooring will be used for preventing from concrete’s dusts.
Integrated flooring in 3 mm thickness in flat form with high strength of rubbing and strong in front corrosion, oil and water penetrating in concrete body- easiness in washing and possibility of floor’s decorative. (Above mentioned flooring in kinds of industries like automobile, pharmacy, food industries, hygiene industries, printing … is useful.)
Flooring in 3 mm thickness in form of crooked (non slip) prevent from people and automobiles’ slipping in oily and wet environments even with having smooth coating properties.
Rough and semi-rough floorings, above flooring in thickness more than 4 mm will be executed. Above coating has high mechanical strength and non-scratching is the other characteristic.
Anti acidic flooring has so high strength in front of chemical corrosive factors.
Sport flooring that is complicated from flexible epoxy.
Anti-static flooring is named anti-spark. (Its usage in Ammunition depots, telecommunication halls, computer rooms and surgery rooms in hospitals)
Epoxy concrete with thickness 20 mm will be executed and is completely strong against severe beatings.
Epoxy/ epoxy flooring
Epoxy usage in industrial and composite formation
Epoxy systems in industrial formation for producing models, master models, sheets, casting, equipment and other industrial devices is used. Plastic formation is replaced with wood and metal and the other old materials and it will increase its performance or decrease total cost or shorten waiting time for many industrial processes. Epoxies are used in producing fiberglass or composite. They are more expensive than poly ester resins and vinyl ester resins but usually produce composite parts which are stronger to heat.
Epoxy spatial usages
In spatial industry, epoxy will be used as building’s matrix material and then will be reinforced with fiber. The most usual fibers involved in glass, carbon, Kevlar. Epoxies are used as building cohesive. Materials like wood and the other materials that have less technology will be attached with epoxy resins. (Know more about FRP covers)
Epoxy and biology
Soluble epoxies in water like Durcupan 6 and 7 are used usually for putting microscopic samples in plastic for transects with microtome and then imaging.
Epoxy resins complicated with pigments may be used as painting environments which this action will be done with pouring layers on each of them for forming one full image.
Epoxy and industry
In 2006 epoxy industry were more than 5 milliard in northern America and about 15 milliard dollars in the world. Chinese market is improved and more than 30% of global market is complicated. It is almost complicated from 50 to 100 resin epoxies and hardenings. Epoxy producers which are said in above are usually epoxy resins which won’t be sold to final consumers then epoxy producers’ group will buy raw materials of resin epoxy from major producers and then will complicate epoxy systems. (Complicate, change). These companies will be called formulation. Most epoxy systems which are sold by these formulators have 60% epoxy market’s dollar value. There are hundred ways that formulators can change epoxies with adding mineral fillers (Talk, Silica, and Alumina …) with adding flexible, Viscosity reducer, dyes, volume, and speed of adhesive and so on. These changes for decreasing cost will be one for improving action and improving easiness of process is done. Finally one formulator will sell thousands kinds of different formula that each of them created for specific need or market.
Epoxy hygiene risks
First risk in using epoxy is related to hardening complication not epoxy resin. Especially amino hardening is so corrosive but it is possible that as toxic materials, Carcinogenic/ Mutagenic are categorized. Aromatic amino are damaging. (Most of them are known as carcinogenic materials or it seems to be carcinogenic) but its consumption is limited to specific industrial points and Aliphatic amino and siclo aliphatic is less dangerous which is usually used.
Epoxy liquid resins in soft case are mostly categorized as irritated for skin and eyes and are poisonous for aquatic. Epoxy solid resins are usually less dangerous than liquid resins and most of them are categorized as secure materials. One danger is special for epoxy resins are allergic. This danger in epoxy resins involved in diluents with low molecule weight is more specified. Touching epoxy will make allergic reaction. Allergic is because of repeated facing (like low hygiene in work shop and lack of safe devices) which happen in long term. Sometimes allergic reactions will occur several days later than touching with epoxy. Allergic reactions will occur like skin’s inflammation especially in areas which are touched so much (hands and arms). Using epoxy is main source of job name in plastic producers. Base phenol A which is used in producing usual groups of epoxy resins is known disarranging of endocrines.