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FINE FINISH ORGANICS PVT. LTD.

(An ISO:9001-2015 Certified Company)


Product Information Sheet

EPOFINE® - 556FR / FINEHARD® – 951


(EPOXY RESIN FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE LAMINATING SYSTEM)

PRODUCT

EPOFINE® - 556FR is a laminating grade flame retardant epoxy resin and FINEHARD® – 951
is a formulated amine hardener. This laminating system has excellent chemical resistance and
mechanical properties.

APPLICATION

EPOFINE® – 556FR / FINEHARD® – 951 system is suitable for processing by Filament


Winding, Wet lay-up and Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM, SCRIMP). Almost all high
performance industrial composites requiring high mechanical strengths at elevated
temperatures can be made of this system.

SPECIAL FEATURES

The following advantages make it ideal for industrial use.


• Simple mixing ratio (Resin: Hardener = 100: 8 by weight)
• Tolerant mixing ratio (± 2 %)
• Low viscosity resin/ hardener mix ensures proper wetting of the glass fibre.
• Excellent water resistance.
• Very Good chemical resistance and electrical insulation.
• High glass transition temperature (Tg).

PROPERTIES

EPOFINE® – 556FR

Characteristic Test Method Unit Specification


Viscosity at 25oC ASTM:D2196 mPas 17000- 19000
Density at 25oC ASTM-D 4052 g/cc 1.35 - 1.38
Flash Point ASTM-D 93 °C > 200
Storage life Years 1

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FINEHARD® – 951

Characteristic Test Method Unit Specification


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Viscosity at 25 C ASTM-D 2196 mPas ~ 20
Flash Point ASTM-D 93 °C 110 - 120
Density at 25oC ASTM-D 4052 g/cc 0.97 – 0.99
Storage life Years 1

Recommended Composition of Laminating Mix

EPOFINE® – 556FR = 100 pbw


FINEHARD® – 951 = 8 pbw
Gel Time @RT = 35- 45 minutes

Mechanical and Physical Properties

(Determined on standard test specimens at 27oC)

Curing schedule : RT/ 24h + 80oC/ 2h

Property Test Method Unit Typical Values

Tensile strength ASTM D638 N/mm2 60 – 70

Elongation at break ASTM D638 % 1.5 – 2.5

Flexural strength ASTM D790 N/mm2 80 – 100

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Glass transition temperature (DSC) ASTM D3418 C 80- 100

Thermal Conductivity ISO 8894-1 W/mK 0.8 – 0.9

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Properties of Cured Reinforced Laminate

Cure schedule: RT/ 24h + 80oC/ 2h

Property Test Method Unit Typical Values


Dielectric strength IEC 60243-1 KV/mm 20 – 22
HV arc resistance ASTM D495 Sec 185 – 195
Comparative tracking index IEC 60112 V > 600
Dielectric dissipation factor IEC:62631 % 1.1 – 1.4
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Dielectric Constant IEC:62631 C 4
Volume Resistivity IS:3396 Ohm. cm > 1015
Interlaminar Shear strength ASTM D2344 Mpa 52 – 54
Flexural strength ASTM D790 MPa 850 – 950
E - Modulus ASTM D790 MPa 41,000 – 42,000
Flexural Strain ASTM D790 % 1.5 – 1.7
Flammability UL 94 V0

STORAGE, HANDLING AND DISPOSAL

Storage : Store in a cool, dry place.


Shelf life : As given above, when stored in original sealed containers at 2
to 40oC.
Handling : Use hand gloves and protective glasses.
Disposal : Dispose by incineration or as per local regulations.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Flash point : Look for the individual values as baove


Precautions : In case of skin contact, wash with soap and water. In case of
eye irritation, bathe the affected eye with running water for at
least 15 minutes, and get medical attention.

FINE FINISH ORGANICS PVT. LTD.


Office: 801, Sai Sangam, Sector-15
Plot No.85, CBD Belapur Works: Plot No. 76, New chemical Zone,
Navi Mumbai-400 614, India M.I.D.C., Taloja – 410 208
PH: +91 90294 22224 Near Mumbai, India
+ 91 22 2757 7349 PH: +91 22 2741 0820
T/Fax: +91 22 2756 0249
Email: info@finefinish.net
Website: www.finefinish.net

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