COOE with our research partners have developed an epoxy resin made from renewable resources. Our resin can be made from waste bi-products from the bio-fuel industry, making ours a truly “green” resin. Now made and sold by Change Climate.
It has no nasty smells, there is no need to evacuate the building while applying and amazingly the COOE bio-epoxy sets very hard and clear!
On the left is an exposed aggregate concrete floor sealed with the COOE bio-epoxy and reflecting the outside lights.
This resin has exceptional properties; in most cases it is superior to current petroleum based Epoxy Resins without some of the “nasties” such as the bis-phenols (BPA’s) in traditional epoxy resins and no added solvents.
COOE Bio-Epoxy 1 has low VOC (no added solvents) and low odour (no bis-pheonols) and yet demonstrates superior strength (77 MPa to 98 MPa with fillers) and UV resistance transparency (48 hour intensive exposure test). Clear as glass!
Initial sales have been in concrete floor sealing applications but we are testing the product in many new products. If you are interested in trying COOE Bio-Epoxy 1 please contact us for supported research.
Various fillers, additives and dies have been tested with the Bio-Epoxy resin and applied as a thin coating on timber, canvas, silica molds, metal and concrete. These tests show great application opportunities that take advantage of its hardness, adhesive strength, non-yellowing property, resistance to UV, low odour and its green credentials.
Some potential applications for bio-epoxy resins:
Building Industry: As a sealant or floor cover, feature finishes either in the coloured or clear form, building materials and adhesives.
Manufacturing Industry: in fiberglass products such as marine craft, rainwater tanks; in plastics for car light or traffic light lenses; electrical circuit boards.
Art Supplies: As a resin to imitate glass, can be used for moldings, inclusions & laminates.
DIY: a broad range of products from adhesives to water repelling sealants, feature finishes, and numerous hobbies.
Additional Information: Bio-Epoxy is now made and sold by Change Climate: www.changeclimate.com.au