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A New Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resin from Shanghai Fuchem

13 January 2003

Shanghai Fuchem has developed a new-type epoxy vinyl ester resin featured with shrinkage-free together with an improved elongation rate & impact resistance performance.

The results from tests show that the resin has a 0.015% linear shrinkage after curing in ambient temperature and 0.160% after 2 hours’ post-curing in 80°C, compared to a shrink rate up to 3-4% for other conventional vinylester resins. It is also claimed to have increased toughness, making it appropriate for use in applications such as anti-corrosion liners, racing helmets and performance racing boats.