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Technical Data Sheet


Re-issued September 2007



EPON™ Resin 1001F



Product Description

EPON™ Resin 1001F is a low molecular weight solid epoxy resin derived from a liquid epoxy resin and bisphenol-A. EPON Resin 1001F is used for its application or end-use advantages in both structural and surface-coating applications as follows:


Structural applications

Because of the excellent pre-impregnation properties, EPON Resin 1001F is used in:

• Dry lay-up laminates

• Dry filament winding

• Transfer molding compounds


Surface coatings

Amine or polyamide cured coatings based on EPON Resin 1001F provide excellent:

• Chemical resistance

• Durability

• Toughness

• Adhesion


Because of these performance properties, amine and polyamide cured coatings are especially

useful in maintenance and marine applications.


Thermosetting acrylic — EPON Resin systems

EPON Resin 1001F is used to upgrade thermosetting acrylic resins into coatings with greatly


• Adhesion

• Toughness

• Detergent resistance


Because of these specific properties, these systems are used extensively for automotive

and appliance primers.


Since solutions of this versatile epoxy resin are the preferred products for most of the aforementioned applications, Hexion provides solutions of EPON Resin 1001F in several solvents to assist customers in handling this product. Contact your Hexion Sales Representative or Sales Office for assistance.


Sales Specification




Test Method/Standard

Weight per Epoxide



ASTM D1652

Viscosity at 25°C







ASTM D1209






Typical Properties




Test Method/Standard

Viscosity, Melt, @ 150 °C



ASTM D445-79

Esterification equivalent weight1




Weight per gallon @ 68 °F




Flash Point, Setaflash


>200 °F

ASTM D3278

Bulk density




Melting Point



ASTM D3461

Hydroxyl content



Calculated value

Sodium content








1Grams of resin required to esterify completely one gram equivalent of monobasic acid: e.g., 280 grams of C18 fatty acid or 60 grams of acetic acid.



Processing/How to use


Identification and Classification

Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number: 25036-25-3 (EPA/TSCA inventory designation)

MSDS Number: 184-04

Chemical Designations:

• 2.2-bis(p-glycidyloxyphenyl) propane condensation product with 2.2-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)

propane and similar isomers.

• Phenol. 4.4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-polymer with 2.2’-[(1-methylethylidene)bis-(4.1-



Structural formula, base resin:

EPON 1001F Structure



Formulation and Application Information

For epoxy resin amine-cured coatings consult Technical Bulletin, “FormulatingAmine-Cured Coatings with EPON Resin”.


For adhesives laminating casting and molding applications consult Technical Bulletin,entitled, “EPON Resin Structural Reference Manual”.


FDA Status

For manufacture of epoxy resin esters, consult Technical Bulletin, SC:197, entitled, “EPON Resin Esters”.


Several paragraphs in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations permit and regulate the use of epoxy resins such as cured EPON Resin 1001F as indirect food additives in food contact applications. Examples are: 175.105, 175.300, 175.320, 176.170, 176.180, 177.1210 177.2280.


Curing agents for EPON Resin systems are also regulated under several sections of Title 21, for example 175.300 and 177.2280, and are subject to the limitations imposed for these sections and the general requirements of good manufacturing practices.


For further information on the FDA status of EPON Resin products, contact your Hexion Sales Representative or Sales Office.



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.



Available in bulk and drum quantities.



Contact Information

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