Independently tested and certified by a leading national laboratory to meet the stringent requirements of FDA CFR 175.300, the EP42HT-2FG food grade two part epoxy system, from Master Bond, is also toxicologically evaluated to meet the NSF/ANSI 51.4.1 (2009) standard for food equipment materials. Capable of withstanding temperatures from -50 to +230 ºC, it resists steam, radiation and frozen storage conditions. With a volume resistivity of over 1014 Ω-cm, the epoxy also serves as a potting and encapsulation compound for electronic components and devices. It has a low viscosity of 55,000-110,000 cps for Part A and 75-130 cps for Part B at room temperature. Tensile strength is >82.7 MPa and a tensile lap shear strength is >13.8 MPa at 24°C. The two part epoxy offers easy handling with an open time of 45-75 minutes for a 100 gram mass at 24°C. The recommended cure is 3-4 hours at 65-93°C. Alternatively, it can be cured at room temperature overnight followed by a 2-3 hour cure at 65-93°C. The EP42HT-2FG may be used across a wide variety of applications in the food industry, such as bonding and sealing metals, plastics, rubbers and other substrates, commonly found on food service equipment. Featuring high resistance to chemicals and many solvents, along with boiling water, fats and oils, it may be readily used as a coating for storage tanks, bins, hoppers, and other containment vessels.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz