Industrial grade epoxy resin can withstand high temperatures, and exceptionally durable unlike grades produced for the commercial market. That’s why it can be used in a variety of ways which includes a binder for flooring, high performance adhesive and concrete repair.
You have a choice when selecting the right epoxy resin for your job or purpose. Learn the differences between popular industrial epoxy resins and choose the right one for your project.
What are the different types of industrial and commercial epoxy resin?
Industrial epoxy casting resin is clear in its pure state and can be used to suspend items in a casting. It is used for everything from electric insulation to crafting. Generally associated with deep pouring into a mold, casting resin is great for a variety of uses.
Industrial coating epoxy resin, when cured, is harder than commercial casting resin. It is used mainly to coat or adhere construction materials. Coating epoxy can be used to seal and finish many types of flooring materials to make them easier to clean and more resistant to chipping or damage.
Choosing the right epoxy for your application
Coating resin is generally thicker than casting resin. This is generally true for both commercial and industrial types.
Epoxy of both types can vary in terms of viscosity, which will affect how you move forward on your project. How quickly the resin flows can have direct effects on where it’s best used. The thinner the flow, the smaller the application space and slower the curing time will likely be. Be careful, however, because thinner viscosity can also mean less durability over the long term.
Medium viscosity epoxy, while thicker than high viscosity epoxy, is relatively harder and more durable. For ultimate durability, seek specialist advice since many different technical features dictate heat resistant, flexibility and adhesion. Heat resistance is important for applications like fireplaces or other fire heaters and over time flexibility and adhesion can suffer with the wrong type of epoxy.
Another consideration is how to prevent air bubbles from getting trapped. Air bubbles can cause aesthetic issues and also affect the strength of your final product. Also, have a professional create and apply the epoxy for a skillful and well-executed finish.
Epoxy specialists can help you choose
Every project is different, and the products or materials you need for it depend on your unique situation. Nobody should be left guessing which epoxy is right for their project—instead, enlist a specialist to discuss your options. They can help you choose an industrial rated epoxy resin for your needs giving you greater benefits over commercial types.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact ACMS Group. Our professionals will be happy to work with you and find the best solution to fit your requirements.