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Master Bond EP114 Is an Advanced Nanosilica Epoxy System

April 10, 2024
Suitable for potting, coating and sealing applications, this two-part epoxy system can bond a range of substrates.

Infused with nanosilica, this two-component epoxy system from Master Bond is suitable for potting, coating and sealing applications. EP114’s nanoparticles are designed for dimensional stability, reducing shrinkage when cured.

The epoxy system has a 100:80 mix ratio by weight with low viscosity and an extended open time of 2 to 4 days. EP114 does require oven curing, typically following a cure schedule of 2 to 3 hours at 250°F, 5 to 8 hours at 300°F, and a post-cure at 350°F for at least 2 hours.

Key features of EP114 include:

  • Low viscosity and exceedingly long open time
  • Low shrinkage upon curing
  • Dimensional stability
  • Tested for abrasion resistance per ASTM D4060-14
  • Withstands 1,000 hours 85°C/85% RH
  • NASA low outgassing approved

According to the company release, the two-component epoxy excels in bonding a range of substrates—from metals and composites to glass, ceramics and plastics, serving as a top-tier electrical insulator. Its high glass transition temperature (Tg) surpassing 200°C allows a service temperature range of −100°F to 550°F. Resistant to water, oils and fuels, EP114 is optically clear with light transmission between 350 to 1,600 nm.

Targeting specialty OEM, electronic and optical sectors, EP114 is available in a range of sizes and units—including cans, pails and syringes—to accommodate users’ needs.

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