Epoxy resins are thermosetting polymer resins where the resin molecule contains one or more epoxide groups. They are usually made up of two components; the resin itself and a curing agent or hardener. Epoxy resins take longer to cure than other comparable products, but due to their versatility, are often the products of choice when it comes to resins.
Epoxy resins have many advantages, including low shrinkage during curing, excellent moisture and chemical resistance, high mechanical and fatigue strength, good electrical properties, high impact, low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and have a long shelf life.
Expoxy resins can be used as binders in cement and mortars, nonskid coatings, industrial coatings, waterproofing, impact and UV protection of surfaces.