Spectrographic offers a variety of hot compression mounting resins for encapsulation of polished samples. The most common and economical hot mounting resins are the phenolic resins (Bakelite). This type of thermosetting resin will suit most hot mounting applications and is available in two colours. In cases where better sample edge retention is required, the use of epoxy mounting compounds is recommended. Where samples are to be examined in an SEM, carbon conducting compound is advised. In applications where a transparent mount is desirable, an acrylic thermoplastic mounting compound is the resin of choice. A range of hot mounting compounds, give us a call to discuss the options +44 (0) 1943 879001.