Saturating or “weeping” resins are unique in the way that they are used to wick into small voids and porous structures to consolidate and add strength when cured. We approach saturant applications much like in our other segments, working to understand the forces affecting the application, the desired cured characteristics, as well as the desired ‘working conditions’ when applying the resin.
Because these materials become an integrated part of the substrate to which they are applied, we assess material compatibility to ensure optimal bonding once cured. From high-temperature VPI insulating resins to less-caustic, occupationally-friendly resins used in repair operations, it is critical for saturants to be well-matched with the substrates to which they are applied and the operating conditions they will experience in service.
Contact us to see how we can help you select the product that is best suited to fit your application requirements.
- Frequently Requested / Addressed Material Properties
- Questions We Ask About Saturants
- General Questions We Ask
- Thermal Class (expected service temp)
- Thermal Measurement (HDT / Tg)
- Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
- Tensile Strength
- Flexural Strength
- Electrical Properties (Insulating / Conductive)
- Water Absorption
- Application Process / Delivery method
- Pot Life / Working Life / Set Time
- Cure Requirements
- Shelf Life
- How do you need to apply the material (i.e. dip, brush, pour, etc)?
- What is the material to be saturated?
- What are your adhesion requirements? How is adhesion defined (i.e. test method)?
- What are your bonding surfaces?
- Would you prefer a single-component (elevated temp cure) or two-component (room temp cure) system?
- What are your physical property requirements?
- Viscosity / rheology (typically, a low viscosity liquid)
- Mechanical strength requirements (i.e. flexural, compressive, tensile, or a combination)
- Chemical / environmental resistance
- Thermal aging / thermal class
- Electrical properties, such as dielectric, semi-conductive or conductive
- What are your application and curing conditions?
- What are you pot life / working time requirements?
- Are there mass or exotherm temperature considerations?
Can the product contain solvents, or must it be 100% solids?
- What is your application?
- What material/product are you using now, and what properties/conditions/processes are you looking to improve?
- Are there any applicable specification requirements? If so, please describe?
- Are there EHS restrictions or concerns? If so, please describe?
- Do you have a specific type of packaging or material application process in mind?