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 of the 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 system can be formulated.
Physically epoxy systems contain two components, resins and a hardeners. The resin component is usually light, sometimes almost clear colored and almost odour free. Hardeners are usually dark and have a slight odor. When these two components are mixed, they will chemically and bond together and once the chemical reaction has finished, they will form a strong and rigid plastic material.
Applications of epoxy based materials are extensive and include coatings, adhesives and composite materials like carbon fiber and glass-reinforced plastic (although polyester, vinyl ester, and other thermosetting resins are also used for glass-reinforced plastic). Epoxies are known for their excellent adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, good to excellent mechanical properties and very good electrical insulating properties.
NEW EPOXY FLOORS – FEATURING METALLIC FINISHES
All products manufactured by PSC meet LEED project requirements and can be sold under “Green Theme” banner.
Each PSC epoxy flooring system is specifically designed to stand up to scrutiny of designers, specification writers or architects who are inclined to recommend use of “Green Products”.