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EPOXYSET SOLUTIONS: PREMIXED AND FROZEN ADHESIVES

Epoxyset saves you time and money with Premixed & Frozen Adhesives

Epoxyset supplies a complete line of premixed and frozen adhesives, sealants, and potting compounds using a specialized proprietary process that delivers quality results. Epoxyset can take nearly any one of its product and supply it as a premixed and frozen system. The process consists of mixing the reactive compounds, degassing to eliminate entrapped air, package into pre-portioned syringes, and freezing to suspend the reaction. All of the desirable properties of the compound are maintained using this process. All of our products strictly tested by our quality control laboratory to assure the products meets specifications.

Epoxyset premixed and frozen products assure quality, save time and money, reduce waste, and increase productivity. Our frozen adhesives allow our customers to focus on its manufacturing efforts and spend valuable time processing adhesives which can be messy and difficult. Frozen adhesives stay frozen during shipment using dry ice and specially insulated boxes and must be stored in -40ºC freezers.

Delivering a Quality Product

The use of Epoxyset frozen adhesives guarantees the product is weighed and mixed properly so you don’t have to. Our fully equipped Quality Control lab tests for important factors including work life, bond strength, viscosity, density, and hardness. We can even test to our customer’s specifications if desired.

Epoxyset frozen adhesives are tightly controlled using batch manufacturing which allows important aspects of the system to be tightly controlled. We limit our systems to a maximum of 100 pieces per lot and even down to 10 per lot on certain products to ensure quality. We offer our premixed and frozen adhesives in a variety of sizes from 1mL graduated syringes up to 55mL syringes. We also package products in 6oz, 10oz, 12oz, and even 32oz cartridges on specialty products.

How to save money using Epoxyset premixed and frozen systems

First and foremost, Epoxyset premixed and frozen systems REDUCE WASTE!. Our precise mixing and packaging allows our customers to simply remove syringes from the freezer, let them thaw, and use immediately. There is no more time wasted on mixing a large batch only to use a portion of it and rest must be discarded. Trying to get every drop out of a bucket or bottle is next to impossible when weighing and mixing yourself. Dispensing a syringe of adhesives guarantees much less waste and more material can be used in the production line.

Reduced Rejects
All Epoxyset frozen adhesives are tested for complete quality assurance. Many parts from component manufacturers that end up being rejected due to adhesive or encapsulant failure are due to improper usage of the material. Epoxyset premixed and frozen adhesives eliminates a large portion of that risk.

Short Lead times
Epoxyset has very short lead times compared to its competitors. Our standard lead time for premixed and frozen adhesives is less than 7 days and all products are shipped Priority for the shortest transit time. Our experience in processing, packaging, and logistics both domestically and internationally allows Epoxyset to decrease lead time.

Epoxyset frozen adhesives are meeting the demanding needs of the aerospace, medical device, electronics, and other industries. Almost all Epoxyset products are available in premixed and frozen packaging including epoxies, silicones, and polyurethanes. In addition to our own products Epoxyset also offers the packaging service using other common products in these industries. We offer premixed and frozen systems of products manufactured by Henkel Loctite, Huntsman, LORD Corporation etc.

TECHNICAL SERVICE

Epoxyset chemists and engineers specialize in all the uses of engineered adhesives including bonding, sealing, coating, and encapsulating. Our technical knowledge of not only our products but also the applications they are best suited for. We are commonly asked for solutions to novel, demanding applications and we take pride in accepting these challenges. Many companies who offer premixed and frozen services are not manufacturers or do not have the technical experience to offer anything beyond the service. Also, many companies that offer premixed and frozen packaging do not do it themselves and are not comfortable with the operations.

Contact Epoxyset for product and application assistance and find out whether premixed and frozen adhesives are the right fit for your application. Epoxyset also supplies products in standard 2-part containers as well as side by side cartridges and bi-packs.

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GHS Labels for chemicals- How it Affects Our Customers

GHS Labels for chemicals- How it Affects Our Customers

October 17th, 2014

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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level. Prior to GHS, there were many different regulations on hazard classification in use in different countries. The GHS was designed to replace all the hazard classification systems under on universal system which all countries should follow. This came out of necessity as the amount of international trade has dramatically increased over the last 25 years. For the future, GHS is expected to improve knowledge of the chronic health hazards of chemicals and encourage a move towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals, especially carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins, or their replacement with less hazardous ones.

How does GHS labels for chemicals effect you? The GHS is a complex system and by no means should be taken lightly. By June 1, 2015 all manufacturers must adopt the standard in the United States and all distributors must adopt GHS by December 1, 2015. Training is essential in adopting this new system. As an end user, you must become familiarized with the GHS system. Aspects such as the new SDS format, labels, inspection, and shipping are all affected in some way. Training to understand the new pictograms, precautionary statements etc. must be performed to adequately understand the meaning of the GHS parts. GHS labels for chemicals, such as Epoxyset’s adhesives, potting compounds, coatings, and thermal greases, will be made ready for the target deadline and we believe you should be aware of the changes.

While there are several complex parts to the new GHS system, there are 2 major changes that will be abundantly apparent to most: the SDS (MSDS) and labels. In this post, we will focus on what you will see on the new labels; what is required and what it means. This does not replace proper training but gives a good insight into what you will see in the near future.

Below is a picture of what a lable from Epoxyset will look like once fully compliant:

GHS Label Format

GHS Label Format

There are 6 manditory sections of the GHS label which are highlighted on the label above. There is other information on the label which are necessary for proper use.

1) PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: Product identifiers are meant to prevent accidental or unknown exposure with the ability to accurately identify the chemical and its hazard. Product identifiers are the ingredient names or number of the pure chemical substance or chemical mixture. In the case of Epoxyset and other manufacturers of proprietary blends, the product identifier is the product name or number and should match SDS.

2)  GHS PICTOGRAMS: Diamond shaped red, black, and white pictograms display information about the hazardous risks associated with the product or chemical. Along with signal words (discussed next), the pictograms communicates the severity of the risk and prevents accidental/unknown exposure. There can be multiple pictograms on the label to display multiple hazards.

3) Signal Words: Signal words communicate the severity of hazard and alert to a potential hazard. The signal word “WARNING” specifies less sever, non-lethal hazards. The signal word “DANGER” specifies more severe, potentially lethal hazards.

4) HAZARD STATEMENTS: These words and phrases are meant to describe the nature and degree of the hazard of the chemical. Hazard statements should be on the label for a chemical or substance possessing more than one hazard. For example: “Causes Skin Irritation”. It is not manditory to include hazard codes on the labels but it makes it easier to match with SDS.

5) PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: The precautionary statement describes recommended measures to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure.

6) SUPPLIER INFORMATION: Each container filled with the specified is required to have the supplier information such as name, address and phone number. The name on the label above is indicated on the logo.

The label can also have other information on it such as weight, lot number, barcodes, expiration dates, etc. However, these 6 parts must be included on all labels to be GHS compliant. Understanding GHS labels for chemicals are an essential building blocks in understanding the entire GHS system.

 

 

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EB-106

EB-106

April 5th, 2014

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EPOXIBOND EB-106 is a low viscosity, optically clear, epoxy adhesive. With a pot life of 1 hour, this product is ideal for bonding, small potting and encapsulation, and coatings for the optical and fiber-optics industries. It exhibits very high bond strength to several substrates including a variety of metals, glass, ceramics, wood, PCBs, and several…