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Proper Storage is Critical for Epoxy Adhesives Effectiveness

Posted on 6/18/2019 8:05:33 AM By ASC
  

Special attention needs to paid to the product-specific storage requirements for one and two part epoxy adhesives. This will ensure that they continue to function properly.

According to manufacturer Master Bond, well-ventilated areas should be chosen, and moist and dusty environments avoided in all instances, while the ambient temperature necessary to preserve functionality varied from one type of epoxy to another. 

Their one component epoxy, for instance, should be stored between 5 and 10°C (40-50°F), and brought to ambient temperature before being used. The two component epoxy can be stored in warmer, dryer and well-ventilated areas between 20-25°C (68-77°F). The premixed and frozen epoxy remains functional for 6 months if stored at -40°C (-40°F) and is then thawed for usage. As it cures at room temperature, it cannot be refrozen or re-used.

Care should also be taken to check the date of manufacture, ensure the right lids are replaced tightly, and that applicators are cleaned thoroughly to avoid cross-contamination. Also, special care should be taken when storing flammable or hazardous materials.

 



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