What is an Epoxy Adhesive? Epoxy Adhesives are often referred to as “structural adhesives” or “engineering adhesives” (that includes polyurethane, acrylic, cyanoacrylate, and other chemistries.) The term Epoxy itself is a manufactured polymer.
Epoxy adhesives form strong resilient bonds with a variety of surfaces. These high-performance adhesives are used in the construction of aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, boats, golf clubs, skis, snowboards, and other applications where high strength bonds are required.
They can be made flexible or rigid, transparent or opaque/coloured, fast setting or slow setting. Epoxy adhesives are better in heat and chemical resistance than other common adhesives. In general, epoxy adhesives cured with heat will be more heat- and chemical-resistant than those cured at room temperature. The strength of epoxy adhesives is degraded at temperatures above 350 °F (177 °C).