In recent years, the number of epoxy resin applications in the IT and electronics sector has increased dramatically. Epoxies are used in internal circuits, transistors and printed circuit boards, LEDs, solar panels, and a variety of other devices due to their capabilities as electric insulators. Essential everyday goods like smartphones and contemporary medical equipment like MRI scans would not exist without epoxies.
Epoxies are simple to use because they come in a variety of formulas and can be used in a liquid or solid condition.
Other benefits include the absence of volatile organic compounds, the elimination of the need to sag the coating to make it thicker, the reduction of hazardous waste, and a wide range of speciality effects made possible by the development of new materials and methods.
Epoxy resins are used in energy and electrical coatings, which account for 17,600 tonnes of epoxy resins produced annually by ERC members. The energy and electronics sectors together utilize up to 69,000 tonnes of epoxy, making them Europe’s largest segment of epoxy applications.
Epoxy resins help to improve the energy supply’s reliability and efficiency by reducing the expenses of electrical transmission and distribution systems. Their qualities are especially beneficial for high-voltage products, since they provide more operating flexibility and endurance. End users and energy-intensive enterprises alike benefit from the use of epoxy resins, with many of them serving as significant economic drivers, such as production, distribution, and logistics.