Epoxy resins are a very unusual material because they can be mixed into a liquid and moulded into any shape that we require. Because of their high durability and resistance to harsh environments, they are well-suited for any laboratory. In this infographic, we’re explaining the process and the benefits of using an epoxy resin surface for your laboratory.

At Kewaunee International, we have a wide range of epoxy resin furniture, which can be viewed here.

Aspects to Consider pointers
What is epoxy resin?
  • It’s a type of material in which a compound mixture is made in liquid form, which eventually hardens
  • It helps in molding to the desired surface 
  • It’s usually one inch in thickness but weighs 11 pounds per square foot
  • Due to it’s nature, it’s best suited for bigger projects such as laboratory redesigning, etc.
How is it made?
  • It’s made by a reaction between epichlorohydrin (ECH) & bisphenol-A (BPA)
  • Primary & secondary amines are used to treat them (hardener) 
  • They can harden at any temperature below 150o C
When should you choose it?
  • They’re best for fixed casework because of the permanent nature of it
  • They also make a brilliant choice for balance tables (because of density)
  • Mostly found in school & university laboratories, 
Why is it the preferred choice?
  • It’s a very sturdy & durable material, making it ideal for fixed casework
  • They are also chemical resistant and contamination resistant as they have a gloss finish
  • They are also extremely resistant to heat – making it ideal for labs that work with burners

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