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What is Epoxy

What is Epoxy?

Definition of epoxy:

  • Epoxy is a class of resin derived by polymerization from epoxides. Epoxies are used chiefly in adhesives and coatings.
  • Epoxy is a thermosetting resin capable of forming tightly linked cross-polymer structures.
  • Epoxy is characterized by toughness and strong adhesion, especially when used for hadstone slabs
  • Epoxy Synonyms: epoxy resin, epoxy polymers, epoxy coating, epoxy paint

What is an epoxy?

Epoxies are polymer materials that begin as liquids and are chemically changed into a solid. An epoxy based polymer is mechanically strong, chemically resistant to degradation from chemical elements in the solid form, and highly adhesive during conversion from liquid to solid. There are a wide range of basic epoxy chemicals from which an epoxy coating system can be formulated.

What are epoxies properties? 

Physically epoxy coating systems contain two components, resins and hardeners. The resin component is usually light, sometimes almost clear colored, and almost odor free. Hardeners are usually dark and have a slight odor. When these two components are mixed, they will chemically bond together, and once the chemical reaction has finished, they will form a strong and rigid plastic material.

Why use epoxy to make semiprecious gemstone slabs?

Epoxy coatings are used because of their outstanding chemical resistance, durability, low porosity and strong bond strength. Epoxy can be formulated to be field applied, brushed-on, rolled-on, or troweled-on. Epoxies are known for their excellent adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, good-to-excellent mechanical properties, and very good electrical insulating properties.

How much does good epoxy (for making gemstone slabs) cost?

The best epoxies are expensive, especially those which are used to make semiprecious gemstone slabs. If you find inexpensive epoxies on the market, chances are they may have been “watered down” with thinners or low quality solvents. These diluted cheap epoxies are lower performing epoxies, and will not stand up to repeated use as well as true gemstone slab strength index. 

We at CASA ARTE do not compromise on the quality of the Epoxy. Our epoxy's are specially made for making hardstone slabs in partnership with our supplier. 

We have throughly tested various combinations of resin & thinner along with various content of epoxide molecule to get the best results. We guarantee our product will never turn yellow, nor it will have any adverse affect of heat.

With CASA ARTE ™ ‘you get what you pay for’, i.e quality products.


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