Epoxy Europe


Epoxy Europe is a Resins Sector Group represents is a non-profit international organisation representing all major producers of Epoxy resin in Europe.

CHAIR

René Hunziker (Olin)

 

SUBSTANCES

Epoxy resins are a highly versatile family of synthetics used as binders for coatings, adhesives, sealants and matrices for composite materials, or fibre reinforced plastics. Those products are in turn used in many applications, such as wind turbines, construction and civil engineering, cars, aerospace, flooring, piping, packaging, electronics, sport and leisure, and household appliances.

 

MEMBERSHIP

5 members:

Hexion

Huntsman

Leuna Harze

Olin

Spolchemie

 

OBJECTIVES

Epoxy Europe acts as a source of action and information for issues and initiatives involving the epoxy industry and its related health, safety, environmental and sustainability topics. The SG analyses issues which affect the industry and develops positions and policies to promote constructive dialogues with all downstream user and stakeholder groups.

 

PROPERTIES

The physical state of epoxy resins can range from a low viscosity liquid to a high melting point solid. They can be ‘cross-linked’ using a variety of curing agents or hardeners to form a range of materials with a unique combination of properties, which bring advantages to key industry sectors. Epoxies are known for their excellent adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, outstanding mechanical properties and very good electrical insulating properties. Many of their properties can be modified, for example silver-filled epoxies with good electrical conductivity are available, whereas epoxies are typically electrically insulating. Variations offering high thermal insulation, or thermal conductivity combined with high electrical resistance for electronics applications, are available.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Applications for epoxy resins are extensive and include:

  • Paints and coatings.
  • Adhesives.
  • Composite materials such as those using carbon fibre and fiberglass reinforcements.
  • Industrial tooling and composites.
  • Electrical systems and electronics.
  • Consumer applications.
  • Marine applications.
  • Aerospace applications.
  • Biology.
  • Art.

 

For more information: 

https://epoxy-europe.eu/

 

 

TEAM

Sector Group Manager

Esther Agyeman-Budu
+32.2.436.94.14
eab@cefic.be

Sector Group Manager

Philippe Pigeolet
+32.2.436.94.96
php@cefic.be

Assistant

Laurence Vanagt
+32.2.436.94.73
lva@cefic.be