Spectrographic’s mounting consumables have been carefully chosen to complement your metallurgical encapsulation requirements. We recommend acrylic resins for general and advanced procedures. Epoxy resins are more suitable for porous materials and improved edge retention. Epoxy resin is a two-component epoxy system which sets at room temperature to give a clear, pale, scratch resistant surface with a bright, non-sticky finish. The cured material exhibits good mechanical properties, excellent resistance to temperature fluctuations and very good chemical resistance. It is stable under tropical conditions, does not cause corrosion and is electrically insulating. It will not shatter on impact. Acrylic resin conductive is a two component mixture of resin powder and liquid based on methyl methacrylate. The conductive carbon included in this cold embedding resin provides good electrical conductivity. This product is especially suitable for use in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) but also for electrolytic polishing. As the conductivity is not based on metal, distortion of the results due to diverted metallic particles is avoided. Silicone rubber embedding moulds are available for use with a wide range of cold mounting resins. Used to embed metallurgical samples, these moulds are made from a highly flexible material, have a smooth internal surface, and good thermal properties. They are designed for ease of use and removal of cured samples.  The life of the mould depends on the type of resin being used. Acrylics and polyesters can be repeatedly used in a mould and will endure several hundred embedding processes. Embedding moulds are available in various geometries and for a wide range of material samples. A premium range of cold mounting resins and accessories are available and in stock, give us a call to discuss the options +44 (0) 1943 879001.

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