This chapter discusses the epoxy resins which, thanks to their good and versatile properties, can be considered nowadays the most important class of thermosetting polymers. In particular the chapter first reviews both the epoxy resins commonly available on the market, including a new class of bio-derived epoxy resins, and the most-used curing agents.It then describes the principal characteristics of the epoxy resins and how it is possible to enhance them by adding several fillers to the epoxy system.Finally, the chapter analyzes the main engineering fields in which epoxy resins find application today and their possible future utilization.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications|
|Numero di pagine||34|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|
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