Compressive strength is the measure of the ability of a material to resist compressive forces. In other words, it is the force per unit area that the specimen can withstand in compression without failure. This is one of the important mechanical properties of an epoxy and it plays a vital role in selection of an epoxy in various structural applications.
In many applications, the cured epoxy is subjected to an axial load/force continuously. Under such conditions, an epoxy with a very high compressive strength will be the best choice to resist such axial forces continuously without being crushed. Master Bond offers many products which offer a very high compressive strength. Some of Master Bond’s filled systems offer a compressive strength as high as 15,000-20,000 psi at room temperature. Master Bond’s high compressive strength epoxies also offer many other properties such as excellent chemical resistance, superior temperature resistance, high thermal conductivity and low outgassing abilities.