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One Component, High Temperature Resistant Epoxy Offers a Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Press release date: Sep 18, 2017

Featuring a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 15-20 x 10^-6 in/in/°C, Master Bond EP13LTE is a one part epoxy for structural bonding applications. “EP13LTE is very convenient to use, since it doesn’t require mixing, and has an unlimited working life at room temperature,” said Venkat Nandivada, manager of technical support. “Besides being easy to handle, this system also offers superior resistance to high temperatures, with a glass transition temperature of approximately 160°C.”

EP13LTE cures readily in 1-2 hours at 300-350°F. This epoxy paste has limited flow while curing. It bonds well to many substrates such as metals, glass, composites, ceramics and plastics. Once cured, EP13LTE has an impressive strength profile delivering a tensile lap shear strength of 2,600-2,800 psi, a compressive strength of 24,000-26,000 psi and a tensile modulus of 500,000-550,000 psi. This dimensionally stable system is able to withstand 1,000 hours at 85°C/85% RH and maintain a Shore D hardness of 90.

With a volume resistivity exceeding 10^15 ohm-cm, EP13LTE has reliable electrical insulation properties. This system also passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing. It is serviceable over the wide temperature range of -60°F to +500°F [-51°C to +260°C]. This tan colored system is available for use in syringes, jars, ½ pints and pint containers.

Master Bond Epoxies with Low Coefficients of Thermal Expansion

Master Bond EP13LTE is a one part epoxy system for structural bonding applications that features high temperature resistance, dimensional stability and NASA low outgassing approval. Read more about Master Bond’s low CTE adhesives at https://www.masterbond.com/properties/epoxies-low-coefficient-thermal-expansion or contact Tech Support. Phone: +1-201-343-8983 Fax: +1-201-343-2132 Email: technical@masterbond.com.

About Master Bond

Since its founding in 1976, Master Bond has been committed to developing epoxies, silicones, light curing systems and other specialty adhesives that meet specific customer requirements. Master Bond manufactures over 3,000 grades of specially designed formulations that are widely used across a variety of industries including electronic, medical, aerospace and optical.

For a full product description, please visit: http://www.masterbond.com/tds/ep13lte

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