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Technical Data Sheet 


Re-issued June 2011



EPIKOTE™ Resin 170 



Product Description

EPIKOTE™ Resin 170 is a low viscosity multi functional epoxy novolac resin for which the typical

epoxy functionality is 2.5. It combines low viscosity and ease of processing with good thermal

stability, mechanical strength and chemical resistance for use in a number of applications.


Application Areas/Suggested Uses

EPIKOTE 170 may be used alone or in mixture with other liquid EPIKOTE resins and Heloxy

Modifiers. Typical uses include compositions for industrial coatings, building and civil engineering

industries (e.g. flooring compounds, adhesives, mortars and grouts), composites, electrical

encapsulation, casting and tooling.



  • Low viscosity for corresponding functionality
  • High functionality
  • Imparts high mechanical performance
  • Superior chemical resistance
  • Good thermal resistance


 Sales Specification




Test Method/Standard

Epoxy Group Content


5710 - 5920

SMS 2026

Viscosity at 25°C


9.5 - 12.5




250 max.

ASTM D1209





* 1 Pa.s = 10 Poise


Typical Properties




Test Method/Standard

Density at 25°C




Density at 25°C



ASTM D4052

Epoxy Molar Mass


169 - 175

SMS 2026

Flash Point (PMCC)








* number of grams of resin containing 1 equivalent of epoxide (Weight per equivalent, WPE, is an

alternative term).



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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