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Applications of epoxy

Epoxy is often used as the basis for various products. A few examples are epoxy adhesives, epoxy coatings, epoxy putty and epoxy resins.

By using crystal-clear casting epoxy, it is possible to cast objects and items. This enables you to achieve beautiful results. Not only does it produce a result that looks like glass, but you can also make colourful creations by adding pigments.

Epoxy-based coatings are often used in the maritime sector, for example to repair decks or hulls. These coatings can be used both above and below the waterline, on almost any surface.

Epoxy resins have many successful applications in the plastics industry. This is mainly due to the fact that they are versatile, easy to use and therefore universally applicable. You have undoubtedly come across items made from epoxy resins. They are used, for example, in household appliances, large building constructions, computers, satellites, on beverage cans, ship walls, etc.

Bio-epoxy is one of the most universally applicable epoxy resins. This bio-based epoxy resin is made from natural raw materials including cashew nut shells. The high wear resistance of this resin ensures that products made with bio-epoxy are strong and durable. Bio-epoxy is used in the food sector, model making, aircraft construction and composite repairs.
Under the influence of UV rays, epoxy has a tendency to yellow. This is why the use of a UV-resistant topcoat is recommended for the finish.

Working with epoxy

When working with epoxy resin it is advisable to use protective clothing such as overalls, gloves and a mouth mask.
Epoxy resin does not produce strong odours but inhaling fumes released during the chemical process of curing can lead to an allergic reaction.



  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Odourless
  • Self-levelling
  • Electrically insulating
  • Crystal-clear
  • Water- and vapour-proof
  • Food-safe
  • Adhesion on polyester
  • Colourable


  • Sensitive to UV light
  • Allergic reaction if inhaled
  • More expensive than polyester
  • Attention and accuracy required in weighing and processing
  • Weight ratio