Epoxies have several advantages
over other plastics including excellent
electrical, thermal, and chemical resistance.
Their strength can be further increased
with fibrous reinforcement or mineral
fillers. There is a huge variety of combinations
of epoxy resins and reinforcements which
allows a wide range of possible properties
in the finished molded parts.
Generally, parts molded
from epoxy are hard, rigid, relatively
brittle, and have excellent dimensional
stability over a broad temperature range.
The combination of high mechanical strength
and excellent electrical properties make
them ideal for electrostructural applications.