META-CAST 405: Low Viscosity 100% Epoxy Casting Resin

LOW VISCOSITY 100% EPOXY CASTING RESIN

META-CAST 405 is a low viscosity 100% epoxy resin which contains no reactive diluents, plasticizers, or other modifiers. Optimum amounts of fillers may be incorporated into META-CAST 405 for control of shrinkage and other physical properties. Upon addition of a hardener, the viscosity is further reduced, so that casting, potting, encapsulation and sealing operations are easily effected. Thermal mechanical and electrical properties of the cured resin are excellent.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF LIQUID META-CAST 405

Appearance Light, amber, mobile liquid
Viscosity @ 25°C (cps) 7200
Specific Gravity, 25°/25°C 1.18
Storage Life @ 25°C 6 months


CHARACTERISTICS OF LIQUID RESIN HARDENER MIXTURES

PROTOVIC HARDENERS
5 12 14 16 23
Mixing Ratio (phr) 9.5 13 8 24 25
Viscosity @ 25°C (cps) 900 1000 750 500 1000
Working Life 1-lb. @ 25°C 90 min. 30 min. 140 min. 4 hrs. 24 min.
Exotherm (°C) 170 180 170 150 175
Cure Schedules A B C D A

1. 14 to 24 hrs. @ room temperature, or gel at R.T. plus 2 hrs. at 100°C
2. 14 to 24 hrs. @ room temperature, or gel at R.T. plus 4 hrs. at 40°C
3. Gel at R.T. plus 2 hrs. at 100°C, or 1 hr. at 120°C
4. 2 hrs at 125°C or B-Stage 26 hrs. plus 1 hr at 150°C

NOTES:
1. HARDENER 16 resin mixtures gel to a thermoplastic B stage at room temperature. The resin then is cured to an infusible plastic (if desired) by post curing according to listed schedule.
2. HARDENER 23 is a minimum irritation potential hardener and practically eliminates hazards from dermatitis.

TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CURED RESIN*

PROTOVIC HARDENERS
#5 #12 #14 #16 #23
Specific Gravity 25°/25°C 1.19 1.19 1.2 1.19 1.21
Operating Range (°C) -50 to +185 -50 to +200 -50 to +150 -50 to +220 -50 to +200
Structural Deformation Temperature (°C) 76 80 76 160 110
Tensile Strength, psi 8,000 9,000 8,000 14,000 11,000
Compressive Strength, psi 30,000 16,000 30,000 38,000 18,000
Dielectric Strength (volts/mil) 480 520 490 500 485
Power Factor @ 1000 cycles 0.01 0.01 0.0016 0.03 0.01
Dielectric Constant @ 1000 cycles 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.6 4.2
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) 10^14 10^16 10^14 10^14 10^15

*All tests performed in accordance with latest ASTM procedures.

For many casting and encapsulation applications, the selection of the proper fillers increases the utility and upgrades the physical properties of the resin system.

Specific detailed physical characteristics of filled systems based on META-CAST 405 can be supplied. The following chart should aid the user in the proper selection of filled resin systems.

FILLER SYSTEM OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS OBTAINED

META-CAST 405-VMA Very high resistance to moisture over wide temperature range, very low moisture vapor permeability.
META-CAST 405-AP Increased surface hardness, scratch resistance, impact strength, low water absorption
META-CAST 405ST Lower shrinkage, reduced filler settling

 
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