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    Unsurpassed Epoxy Resin Application Expertise

    Hexion’s epoxy products play an integral and important role across a wide variety of applications from coatings and electrical laminates to composites and adhesives. With over 50 years of formulation expertise, we can also optimize our resin and curing agent formulations to fit your specific application requirements and take your process to the next level. 

     

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  • Epoxy Systems for General Composites

     

    Hexion’s composites expertise is the legacy of three companies: Shell, Bakelite and MGS. For over 60 years, we have partnered with customers on innovative systems formulations, solving challenges right on the shop floor. At the same time, with the global infrastructure of a major chemical company, we can offer reliable excellence in chemistry, formulation, technical service, and R&D wherever you are in the world.


    What we present here is just a fraction of the Hexion composite portfolio, which covers a wide range of epoxy and phenolic resin systems. Our technical team will be delighted to work with you to find solutions for your specific composite challenges.


    We offer resin systems and solutions suitable for the following industries:

    • Building and Construction—Durable, lightweight, low maintenance, easy-to-fabricate, environmentally preferable, multi-functional structural solutions
    • Sporting Goods—Custom solutions for extreme-performance products utilizing a wide range of manufacturing processes
    • Marine—Robust, easy-to-use formulated systems for high mechanical performance in harsh environments
    • Oil and Gas Recovery—Excellent corrosion resistance in a broad range of conditions including high temperature
    • Industrial—Corrosion and environmental resistance, high strength-to-weight ratios, improved fatigue properties; high-precision dynamic and cost-competitive options. 
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    General Composites - BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION


    Epoxy Resin System Performance & Features Remarks
    Viscosity at 7 daysTg (°C/°F) Pot Life (hours) Adhesion to Metal  Elongation  Minimum Cure T° Viscosity Development
    CIPP         
    EPIKOTE™ Resin RSL 4558/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent RSC 4570 26,000 cP stored at 10°C66/150>105 at 25°C
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • NSF compliant
    • Compliant for potable water
    • Wide cure temperature range
     
    EPON™ Resin 826/EPIKURE Curing Agent 3230Solid90/1942-3 at 25°C
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • NSF compliant
    • Compliant for potable water
     
    EPON Resin 828/EPIKURE Curing Agent 3271 Solid111/23213 min
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • For repair
    • Non-potable
     
    EPON Resin 828/EPIKURE Curing Agent 3277Solid55/131 47 min
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    EPON Resin 828/EPIKURE Curing Agent 3140 Solid95/203 120 min
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    EPON Resin 828/EPIKURE Curing Agent 3230Solid75/16710
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
    1)Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2)Depending on mix ratio, measured at 25°C
     

     

    Epoxy Resin  Performance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio (weight)Tg (°C/°F) Pot Life (min)1Crystallization Stability Process Robustness Ambient CureSurface quality
    Hand Lay-up         
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS™ LR 235
    EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 234 and 238
    100:35 85/185 10-375
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Reduced bleed out
    • Reduce exothermicity
    • DNV/GL approved
    • Improved laminate quality
    • Bio-based components
     
    EPON Resin 862/EPIKURE Curing Agent 9553100:17 85/18530
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Improved toughness
    • Good elongation
     
    Filament Winding         
    EPIKOTE Resin 05127/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05524100:26170/340480-600
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Long pot life
    • High Tg / heat resistance
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 05127/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05476100:22 160/320360-480
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Long pot life
    • High Tg / heat resistance
     
    Epoxy Research Resin RSL 4515/Epoxy Research Curing Agent RSC 4577100:2990/195 300
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Toughened system for pressure vessels
    • Improved burst performance
     
    EPONOL™ Resin 2509/EPONOL 2501/B100:3 90/195 60 - 1002NA
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Excellent flame retardant properties
    • Adjustable reactivity / pot life
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
    1)Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2)Depending on mix ratio, measured at 25°C
     

     

    General Composites - SPORTING GOODS


    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (weight)
    Tg
    (°C)
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    Crystalli-
    zation
    Stability
    Process
    Robustnesse
    Ambient CureSurface
    Quality
    Hand Lay-up        
    EPIKOTE™ Resin MGS LR 235
    EPIKURE™ Curing Agents MGS™ LH 234 and 238
    100:3495/20310-375
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Reduced bleed out
    • Reduced exothermicity
    • DNV/GL approved
    • Improved laminate quality
    • Bio-based components
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 05535/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05536100:2660/14025
     
     
     
    NANANA
    • Fast-cure system suitable for snowboards
      and surfboards
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 169/EPIKURE Curing Agent 960100 : 36145/293240
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • High Tg / heat resistance
    • Room temperature cure
     
    EPON™ Resin 862/EPIKURE Curing Agent 9553100:1785/18530
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Improved toughness
    • Good elongation
     
    Pre-Preg        
    EPIKOTE Resin 5495/EPIKURE Curing Agent 778
    EPIKURE Catalyst 120
    100:15:5120/248>7days
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NANA
    • Hot-melt in-house prepreg system
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (vol)
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    DIN EN ISO
    11357
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    DIN EN
    14022
    Mix
    Viscosity
    (at 25°C)
    DIN 53019
    / ISO 3219
    Infusion
    Performance
    ExothermicityTg
    Development
    Crystallization
    Stability
    Infusion         
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 035c
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS RIMH 0366 and 038
    100:3480/175110-330250-280
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Tailorable processing window
    • Low water absorption
    • DNV/GL approved
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 426
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS RIMH 433-435
    100:32100/21215-90220
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Excellent ambient cure system
    • General purpose infusion system
    • Enables infusion at low ambient
      temperature
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

     

    General Composites - MARINE


    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (vol)
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    DIN EN ISO
    11357
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    DIN EN
    14022
    Mix
    Viscosity
    (at 25°C)
    DIN 53019
    / ISO 3219
    Infusion
    Perfor-
    mance
    Exotherm-
    icity
    Tg
    Develop-
    ment
    Crystalli-
    zation
    Stability
    Resin Infusion         
    EPIKOTE™ Resin MGS™ RIMR 035c
    EPIKURE™ Curing Agent MGS RIMH 0366 and 134
    100:3480/176110-330250-280
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Tailorable processing window
    • Low water absorption
    • DNV/GL approved
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 426
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS RIMH 433-435
    100:32100/21215-90220
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Excellent ambient cure system
    • General purpose infusion system
    • Enables infusion at low ambient
      temperature
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (weight)
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    DIN EN ISO
    11357
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    DIN EN
    14022
    Crystalli-
    zation
    Stability
    Process
    Robustness
    Ambient
    Cure
    Surface
    Quality
    Hand Lay-up        
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS LR 235
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS LH 234 and 238
    100:3595/20310-360
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Reduced bleed out
    • Reduced exothermicity
    • DNV/GL approved
    • Improved laminate quality
    • Bio-based components
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (vol)
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    DIN EN ISO
    11357
    Time-to-
    Handle(min)
    Gap Filling
    (mm)
    Open TimeCrack
    Resistance
    Fatigue
    Perfor-
    mance
    Ease of Use
    Bonding Paste         
    EPIKOTE Resin BPR20/EPIKURE Curing Agent BPH20100:5090/19430-40<10
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Multiple packaging options available
      including cartridge
    • Ambient cure
    • Good adhesion on unprepared surfaces
    • Composite-to-metal bonding
    • DNV/GL approved
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

     

    General Composites - OIL & GAS RECOVERY


    Epoxy Resin SystemPerformance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio
    (weight)
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    Crystallization
    Stability
    Process
    Robustnesse
    Ambient CureSurface
    Quality
    Filament Winding        
    EPIKOTE™ Resin 05127/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 05524100:26170/338480-600
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Long pot life
    • High Tg / heat resistance
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 05127/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05476100:22160/320360-480
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Long pot life
    • High Tg / heat resistance
     
    Epoxy Research Resin RSL 4515/Epoxy Research Curing
    Agent RSC 4577
    100:2990/195300
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Toughened system for pressure vessels
    • Improved burst performance
     
    EPONOL™ Resin 2509/EPONOL Curing Agent 2501/B100:390/19460-1002NA
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Excellent flame retardant properties
    • Adjustable reactivity / pot life
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2) Depending on mix ratio, measured at 25°C
     

     

    General Composites - INDUSTRIAL


    Epoxy Resin System Performance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio (weight)Tg (°C/°F) Pot Life (min)1  Crystallization Stability Process Robustness Ambient CureSurface quality
    Filament Winding         
    EPIKOTE™ Resin 05127/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 05524100:26 170/338 480-600
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • High Tg
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 05127/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05476100:22 160/320 360-480
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Long pot life
    • High Tg / heat resistance
     
    Epoxy Research Resin RSL 4515/Epoxy Research Curing Agent RSC 4577100:29 90/195 300
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Toughened system for pressure vessels
    • Improved burst performance
     
    EPONOL™ Resin 2509/EPONOL 2501/B 100:3 90/194 60-1002NA
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Phenolic
    • Good fire protection
     
    EPON™ Resin 862 / EPIKURE Curing Agent W 100:26 155/310 >600
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Good mechanical performance
    • Good chemical resistance
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Non-MDA aromatic amine
     
    EPON Resin 826 / Anhydride LS-81K100:100120/2485 1200
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Good toughness
     
    EPON Resin 826 / Anhydride LS-81K 100:100110/230 7 900
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Good toughness
     
    Hand Lay-up         
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS™ LR 235
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS LH 234 and 238
    100:3495/203 10-375
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Reduced bleed out
    • Reduced exothermicity
    • DNV/GL approved
    • Improved laminate quality
    • Bio-based components
     
    EPON Resin 862/EPIKURE Curing Agent 9553100:17 85/185 30
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Good toughness
    • Good elongation
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

     




    Epoxy Resin System Performance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio (vol.)Tg (°C/°F) Pot Life (min)1  Mix Viscosity (at 25°C) Infusion Performance Exothermicity Tg Development Crystallization Stability
    Resin Infusion         
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 035c
    EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS RIMH 0366 and 038
    100:34 80/175 110-330 250-280
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Tailorable processing window
    • Low water absorption
    • DNV/GL approved
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 426
    EPIKURE Curing Agents MGS RIMH 433-435
    100:32 90/19445-140 220
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Excellent ambient cure system
    • General purpose infusion system
    • Enables infusion at low ambient temperature
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

     




    Epoxy Resin System Performance & FeaturesRemarks
    Mix Ratio (vol.)Tg (°C/°F) Pot Life (min)1  Mix Viscosity (at 25°C) Process RobustnessTg Development Crystallization Stability
    Pultrusion        
    EPIKOTE Resin RSL 3896/EPIKURE Curing Agent LS-252V100:143 200/392 2401500-2000
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Tailorable processing window
    • Low water absorption
    • DNV/GL approved
     
    EPON Resin 826 / Anhydride LS-81K100:100 120/248300 1200
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Good toughness
     
    EPON Resin 862 / Anhydride LS-81K100:100 110/230420 900
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Good toughness
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
     

     

    For more information, speak with a Hexion representative.