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Technical Data Sheet

 

Re-issued September 2001

 

 

EPON™  Resin 160

 

 

Product Description

EPON Resin 160 is a multifunctional novolac resin. It combines low viscosity and ease of processing with good thermal stability and chemical resistance for use in a number of applications.

 

Application Areas/Suggested Uses

  • Adhesives
  • Electrical encapsulation and transfer molding
  • Filament wound laminates
  • High temperature molding compounds
  • Industrial flooring and coating

Benefits

  • Low viscosity for corresponding functionality
  • Superior batch-to-batch consistency
  • Ease of handling
  • Superior chemical resistance
  • Good thermal resistance

Sales Specification

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Epoxide Equivalent Weight

g/eq

168 – 178

ASTM D1652

Viscosity at 25°C

P

345 – 485

ASTM D445

Color

Gardner

3 max.

ASTM D1544

 

 

 

 

 

Typical Properties

Property

Units

Value

Test Method/Standard

Density at 25°C

lb/gal

9.9

ASTM D1475

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Description

EPON Resin 160 is an epoxy novolac resin with an average functionality of 2.5. Its structure

isshown below.

 

EPON 160 Chemical Description

Processing and Performance

EPON Resin 160 is suitable for use with a variety of curing agents. The viscosity of the resin may be reduced by heating to aid in processing. Figure 1 illustrates the effect of temperature on the viscosity of this material. Cure times and temperatures may be varied depending upon the curing agent used and the end use application. Table 1 shows typical neat resin casting properties for EPON Resin 160 when cured with an aromatic amine blend.

 

Figure 1 / Effect of temperature on EPON™ Resin 160 viscosity 1

 

EPON 160 Figure 1

1 BrookfieldThermosel.

 

Performance Properties

 

Table 1 / Neat resin properties of EPON™ Resin 160 cured with Ancamine 1 1482

 

 

Method

Units

A

EPON Resin 160

 

pbw

100.0

Ancamine 1482

 

pbw

23.4

 

 

 

 

Cure Schedule

 

hrs/°C

1/80 +

1/121 +

1/177 +

1/200

 

 

 

 

Cured State Properties 2

 

 

 

Heat Deflection Temperature

ASTM D648

°C

152

Tg by Rheometrics 3

ASTM D3418

°C

173

Tensile Strength

ASTM D638

psi

14,100

Tensile Elongation at break

 

%

7.0

Tensile Modulus

 

ksi

459

Flexural Strength at 5% strain

ASTM D790

psi

18,400

Flexural Modulus

 

ksi

477

Fracture toughness, Kq

 

psi-in1/2

820

 

 

 

 

1 Aromatic amine blend (Registered trademark of Pacific Anchor Chemical Corp).

2 Cure cycle: 1 hour at 80 °C, 1 hour at 121 °C, 1 hour at 177 °C, 1 hour at 200 °C.

3 Rheometrics Viscoelastic Spectrometer.

 

Safety, Storage & Handling

Please refer to the MSDS for the most current Safety and Handling information.

 

Please refer to the Hexion web site for Shelf Life and recommended Storage information.

 

Exposure to these materials should be minimized and avoided, if feasible, through the observance of proper precautions, use of appropriate engineering controls and proper personal protective clothing and equipment, and adherence to proper handling procedures. None of these materials should be used, stored, or transported until the handling precautions and recommendations as stated in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for these and all other products being used are understood by all persons who will work with them. Questions and requests for information on Hexion Inc. ("Hexion") products should be directed to your Hexion sales representative, or the nearest Hexion sales office. Information and MSDSs on non-Hexion products should be obtained from the respective manufacturer.

 

Packaging

Available in bulk and drum quantities.

 

 

Contact Information

For product prices, availability, or order placement, please contact customer service:

www.hexion.com/Contacts/

 

For literature and technical assistance, visit our website at: www.hexion.com

 

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