Epoxies, Etc. has published a technical bulletin focused on low-outgassing epoxy adhesives and potting compounds, which are sometimes required in aerospace, optical, and electro-optical applications. According to the company, NASA has set the standard for testing when it comes to outgassing requirements. The two measurements that are used to screen materials are the total mass loss (TML) and collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM) of the epoxy adhesive. The NASA standard requirement is that the epoxy adhesive or potting compound must have a TML of less than 1% and CVCM of less than 0.1%.
Epoxies, Etc. reports that it offers a number of products that meet NASA’s low-outgassing standard. Six products that are NASA low-outgassing-compliant epoxies are detailed in the technical bulletin.
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