Safety-focused resins 19 October 2017

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe have announced the addition of two new safety-focused resins to its material range.

Manufactured by Robnor ResinLab, GR100 and GR200 are completely free from hazard labelling, making them safest resins the formulator has ever made.

GR100 is a two-part, low viscosity filling and jointing component, while GR200 is a cold curing elastomer, free from isocyanate or plasticiser. Both formulas are available to purchase in bulk, as a twin pack or as a kit and are guaranteed to offer end users a safer, more environmental solution than traditional resins.

The resins are ideal for use in various applications including electrical potting, cable jointing, off shore and low temperature potting. Both products cure at 0˚, ensuring good low temperature flexibility. By curing at a much lower point than traditional epoxies and polyurethanes, GR100 and GR200 retain some stickiness post-cure, a quality which could aid adhesion to certain substrates.

Another benefit to these safety focused resins is their fast gel and demould times – GR200 cures after only 1 hour while GR100 has a cure time of 3 hours. Furthermore, these materials enjoy the additional advantage of curing without exotherm, meaning that curing is possible in thick or thin sections.

GR100 is the softer of the two materials with a hardness of A10, compared to GR200 with a shore classification of A30–35. Thanks to their flexible property, the cured material can always be cut or dug out, enabling easy access to the protected components and the ability to replace the materials if required.

With a good tack and adhesion to plastics, good tensile strength and excellent electrical and water resistance, Ellsworth Adhesives believes these new resins are set to be a popular choice in the market place.

Will Lowry Content Director t: +44 (0) 1727 743 888

Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 12 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector – interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe. Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the brand is renowned.