Electronics & ict
Empowering Energy Reliability
Epoxy resins play a pivotal role in boosting the reliability and efficiency of energy supply. By reducing costs in electrical transmission and distribution systems, they prove invaluable for products working at high voltage levels.
This translates to greater operational flexibility and durability, benefitting end-users and energy-intensive businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.
Unleashing Technological Marvels
The world of IT and electronics is undergoing a revolution, and epoxy resins are at its heart. Epoxies serve as electric insulators, powering internal circuits, transistors, printed circuit boards, LEDs, solar panels, and countless other devices. From smartphones to life-saving medical equipment like MRI scans, epoxies make it all possible.
Epoxies offer easy formulation and the possibility of being free from volatile organic compounds, reducing hazardous waste. Their growing use in the home, leisure, ICT, and medical sectors accounts for 36,000 tonnes of epoxy resins sold annually by Epoxy Europe members.
Did you know?
In Europe, electrical appliances reach the end of their lives in compliance with the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. Epoxy-coated parts of these appliances are collected, processed, and the epoxy-based coating is converted into harmless degradation products during metal recovery, minimising environmental impact.
 ‘Epoxy Resins updated Socio-economic Assessment’, 2019
 Recast of the WEEE Directive, European Commission WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
 EU Waste legislation, European Commission, 2012