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Evaluating Your Epoxy Resin / Epoxy Vendor

Epoxy Buyer's Guide

 

Things to look for, note, and notice when shopping for epoxy

 

 

Evaluating Your Epoxy Vendor - Epoxy Buyers Guide
How good is your epoxy resin and its manufacturer - Are you being treated well - A Buyers Guide
 


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Paul Oman, MS, MBA - Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.

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"Professionals helping Professionals" since 1994

If your "HELP" person can't explain nonyl-phenol, cyclo-aliphatic epoxies, epoxy adducts, MCU urethanes or LPU polyurethanes, they're salespeople and not coating professionals. If your "SUPPORT" person won't return your call on a Sunday afternoon, they're not really interested in you. At Progressive Epoxy Polymers/EpoxyProducts.com we are your Help and Support Professionals. Call : 603 - 435 7199

 


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Honest, customer/people focused companies belong to the Better Business Bureau and/or their Local Chamber of Commerce. They have manufacturing date or batch numbers on all their products for quality control and better customer service. Most will list the professional qualifications of their technical staff. They provide contact information and can be reached nights and weekends.

 

Does the epoxy blush (also known as Amine Blush, Epoxy Blush, Blush)? Blush is a waxy layer that forms on the surface of cheaper epoxies when they cure. If your vendor's epoxy doesn't blush, they will mention it proudly. If blushing is not mentioned, you've learned two things: it probably does blush and the vendor doesn't think you should know.

Does the vendor accept credit cards? Credit card purchases protect both the buyer and seller. From the buyer's perspective there is no acceptable reason why the vendor cannot or will not accept credit cards.

Does the vendor recommend two or more coats of epoxy when it seem reasonable that one coat will do? Each extra coat is easy money for the vendor.

Is the epoxy manufactured in the same country you're in? Overseas shipping of small amounts of product is expensive, and refunds, exchanges, returns, and insurance claims are difficult. Beware of vendors that hide the origin of their product.

Is the vendor pushing you to purchase mixing sticks at 3 for $1.00, pricy special purpose ‘kits' containing tiny amounts of epoxy, or their own overpriced thinner or clean-up chemical (instead of telling you which clean-up product to buy at the hardware store)? Such actions are in line with $6 hospital aspirin.

If an underwater epoxy, does it contain MDA. If it does, possible chemical concerns

Does your epoxy Part B use cycloaliphatic curatives? The best epoxies do!

Epoxies are chemicals and all chemicals in the USA require something called a MSDS (material data safety sheet) The MSDS lists basic chemical composition, safety hazards and restrictions. They can look pretty scary - the MSDS for coffee might shock you. You should get a MSDS when you buy epoxy - or at least get it if you ask for it. If you have trouble getting a product MSDS there is probably something in or something about the product the vendor would rather you did not know.

Is the vendor trying to sell you many different kinds of epoxies? Epoxies are not as task specific as most vendors would want you to believe. Often with the addition of thickening agents or cure accelerators one product will handle all your requirements. Less money for the vendor, more for you. From my perspective, there is often little or no difference between using an epoxy as an adhesive and as a coating.

Is your epoxy sold through an extensive network of distributors and outlets? Despite the convenience, that's not a good thing. Lots of distributors means the product is priced for the distributor's gain, not for the end user's benefit. See User Friendly Pricing.

Most epoxies are now solvent-free (also know as 100% SOLIDS or 0% VOC). Many so-called penetrating epoxies are just epoxies with lots of solvents. Save the mark-up and add you own solvents. An epoxy with 50% VOC means you're only getting half the epoxy you're paying for.

If the product directions tell you to let the epoxy sit for a period of time after mixing and before you apply it, that's called Induction Time. Generally only the lowest quality epoxies require an induction time wait.


The better epoxies are pretty tolerant of slight errors in mixing ratios. If your epoxy directions keep stressing exact mixing, or require special mixing pumps, beware. Pumps aren't offered purely for the convenience of the end user. More often they are for the protection of the vendor.

Mix ratios close to 1 to 1 are generally better than ones very different in ratio. Closer mixing ratios allow more give-and-take when working with either Part A or Part B.

With the good epoxies the components don't crystalize in storage and separation or settling during storage is minor or non-existent.

Some epoxies generate dangerous (excessive) amounts of heat at the end of their pot life and some epoxies are much more brittle than others. To evaluate these characteristics you will probably have to test samples of each vendor's product, or talk to users of the products.

There is no such thing as free. Vendor trade show booths, four color ads, fancy packaging, free booklets all come out of your pocket when everything is said and done.

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Does your online/mail order vendor - include product literature, MSDS information, packing slips (on the box), shipping/tracking numbers, and hardcopy invoice with your order? Is the packing first rate (double boxes, peanuts, protective plastic bags around each item, etc)?

The Blue Ribbon companies do pretty much all of the above. . The worst companies just throw your order into a box with no paperwork or information.


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Evaluating Your Epoxy Vendor - Epoxy Buyers Guide
How good is your epoxy resin and its manufacturer - Are you being treated well - A Buyers Guide

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The FYI - For Your Information Section


FYI - In my observations, the worst of the low-end epoxies can be found in the floor epoxy and marine barrier coat markets.

FYI - toughest application - swimming pools.

FYI - 70% of epoxy coating failures are due to surface preparation issues. Many of the other failures are due to mixing errors.

FYI - epoxies yellow, chalk, and degrade in sunlight (some much worse than others). There is no such thing as a long term white or clear epoxy.

FYI - the mixing of Part A and Part B is an exact chemical reaction. You do not 'adjust' the reaction by using more or less of Part A or Part B.

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Section One MARINE - CLEAR EPOXIES

Section Two FILLERS THICKENERS ADDITIVES

Section Three THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

Section Four EPOXY PAINTS (barrier coats)

Section Five URETHANES AND NON-EPOXY COATINGS

Section Six NON-SKID DECK COATINGS

Section Seven MARINE REPAIR PRODUCTS

Section Eight MISC. MARINE PRODUCTS
 

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Section A EPOXY PAINTS

Section B FLOOR EPOXIES (regular and non-skid products), SEALERS, ACCESSORIES

Section C THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

Section D CLEAR EPOXIES

Section E NON-EPOXY PAINTS COATINGS SEALERS

Section F MIX-IN ADDITIVES

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