EPALLOY 5000 is the diepoxide of the cycloapliphatic alcohol, hydrogenated Bisphenol A. Due to its saturated ring structure, this resin is expected to find utility in applications requiring resistance to ultraviolet light exposure. Formulations based on standard DGEBA resins usually do not perform well in this environment. Curing agent selection, to achieve optimum weathering resistance with EPALLOY 5000, should be done with great care. Products with improved chalking resistance and gloss retention can be formulated.

EPALLOY 5000 exhibits a significantly lower viscosity than DGEBA. Higher filler loadings can, therefore, be achieved, resulting in cost reduction and reduced shrinkage. The adhesion and chemical resistance characteristic of EPALLOY 5000 formulations are expected to be similar to those of standard DGEBA systems.

Typical Properties Values
EEW, g/eq 210-230
Viscosity, cps 1,300-2,500 @25°C
Color, Max 100 (APHA)
Hydrolyzable Chloride, Max % 0.20
Residual Epichlorohydrin, Max ppm 10
Flash Point,°C (°F) >115 (240)
Weight per Gallon, @25°C lbs. 9.0 +/-0.1

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Application Group Application Description
Coatings Industrial Chemical Resistant Flooring Aliphatic epoxy resin with good UV and yellowing resistance.
Coatings Construction Flooring Non-yellowing coatings in Flooring.
Coatings Industrial Coatings Non-yellowing coatings in Industrial Coatings.