USE OF EPOXY IN ENERGY AND ELECTRONICS SECTOR
For long, porcelain was the only material used for insulation purposes. However, this material is highly fragile and processing and adjusting is difficult. At the beginning of the second half of 20th century, epoxy resins and other synthetic materials entered the market and brought great ease of processing and variety of designs.
Epoxy resins have been used in energy and electronics industry for more than six decades1. There are many advantages of epoxy compared to the other solutions. Having the same mechanical strength as porcelain, epoxy insulator weight is reduced by 50-70%2. Thanks to its flexibility, electrical parts become smaller and more dimensional accurate. Special epoxy systems enable effective resources use due to its excellent flow properties. Epoxy properties meet the customers requirements for high thermal and chemical resistance, fire retardancy, high crack resistance at low temperatures and higher reparability. Thanks to the high adhesion of epoxy resins, the metallic parts can be easily casted into one solid insulator component.