Adhesives Magazine

HENKEL CORP.: Epoxy Potting Compound

December 21, 2010
A two-component, room-temperature-curing epoxy potting compound is designed to pass UL testing and maintain more than 85% of its compression strength following exposure to 13 harsh chemicals.

To help manufacturers comply with UL-674 requirements for explosion-proof electric motors, this company offers Loctite® E-40EXP™, a two-component, room-temperature-curing epoxy potting compound designed to pass UL testing and maintain more than 85% of its compression strength following exposure to 13 harsh chemicals. The new potting material was created in anticipation of the December 11 implementation of revised UL-674 requirements for potting and sealing compounds used in hazardous locations.

Used to pot and seal wire conduits, the compound can isolate the electric motor from hazardous vapors and chemicals that could cause an explosion. Clean and fast-curing, the compound can be used in any size fitting, potting or sealing application. The material will not expand and experiences very little shrinkage to facilitate accurate dispensing.

For additional details, visit www.henkelna.com.