EPOXY & POLYESTER SYSTEMS

EGOPOXID and EGOPOLYESTER are strong two-component adhesives that are ideal for bonding to natural stone.

Epoxy resin / polyester - the alternative to adhesive tape for quick, high-strength bonding

Overview EGO Epoxy systems

Possibilities of raw material basis, cixing ratio, colour, pot life, early strength, processing time and final strength.

EGOPOXIDS have a short pot life depending on the product. The epoxy resin adhesives form hard, shockproof and permanent connections.

Epoxy resin adhesives and polyester adhesives are perfect for:

  • Rapid, hard and impact-resistant fixing and combined bonds for different building materials, such as concrete, metal, ashlar, natural stone, steel, timber, glass, ceramics, paper, hard PVC, polystyrene, PC, etc.
  • Dowel-fixing of bronze letters
  • Adhesion of facade profiles, worktops in kitchens, wash stands, and much more
  • Casting of dowel holes and grooves

Frequently asked questions

Can cured EGOPOXID be coated with new epoxy resin?

We don’t recommend it, as the product may discolour and lose its properties.

Is EGOPOXID heat-resistant?

Not really, as the product may discolour and lose its properties.

What is the temperature range in which you’re on the safe side?

That depends on the respective EGOPOXID product.

  • -20 °C to +55 °C or
  • -20 °C to +90 °C

How long does EGOPOXID take to cure?

The pot life of EGOPOXID is between 3 and 40 minutes, early strength may occur within a period of 30 minutes to four hours. The processing time of EGOPOXID is roughly 12 hours. Final strength is reached after 48 hours.

How much EGOPOXID do I need?

That depends on the working surface. In general, EGOPOXID products should be applied very thinly. A thickness of less than one millimetre is ideal.

What needs to be considered when using EGOPOXID?

When spraying from the cartridge, the first 10 centimetres must be discarded. This is the only way to ensure that components A + B are mixed at the correct ratio.

Note: Warmth accelerates curing, cold slows it down. Processing is not possible at temperatures below +10 °C.

Can processing: Carefully, homogeneously mix components A + B. Only mix the required quantity. Then apply to the bonding surface. Cured adhesive can only be removed mechanically. The surfaces must be free from loose particles, stable, dry, clean, free from dust and free from grease. In general, a higher bond strength is achieved on roughened or milled substrates. Yellowing is possible with longer and more intense UV exposure.

Does EGOPOXID also adhere to timber?

Yes

What substrates is EGOPOLYESTER suitable for?

Only for natural stone. EGOPOXID is suitable for timber, concrete, metal, etc.

What do I need to consider for EGOPOLYESTER?

EGOPOLYESTER is a low-viscosity, easily spreadable adhesive which reacts with hardener paste. Approx. 2-3 grams of hardener are required to cure 100 grams of adhesive.

Note: The addition of more than 4% hardener prevents reduced-tension curing and significantly compromises the final properties. The adhesive and hardener must be mixed thoroughly. In addition, the substrate must be stable, dry, clean, free from dust and free from de-bonding agents. In general, a higher bond strength can be achieved on roughened or sandblasted substrates. Where possible, apply a thin layer of adhesive to both sides. Remove excess, uncured adhesive immediately, and shortly after the beginning of the gelling phase at the latest. Cured adhesive can only be removed mechanically.

Warmth accelerates curing, cold slows it down. However, processing is also possible at temperatures around freezing (0 °C). For laminating work, it is best to use a Teflon roller to press in the glass fibre and to drive out the air bubbles.

Note: Prolonged contact with UV may result in yellowing.

Can EGOPOLYESTER be painted over?

No, since the paint does not wet and there is therefore no adhesion on the paint.

EGOPOXID vs. EGOPOLYESTER – what’s the difference?

EGOPOLYESTER is only suitable for outdoor use to a limited extent owing to the effects of the weather and is therefore not recommended for this. We recommend our high-quality EGOPOXID systems for outdoor applications.