In terms of heat and chemical resistance, epoxy resin adhesive is unmatched. Also called structural adhesives, a class of adhesives that includes cyanoacrylate (super glue), polyurethane yellow glues, and acrylic glues, epoxy resin adhesives are extraordinarily adaptable as far as what they can be engineered to do. Depending on the materials used to make epoxy resin adhesives, they can be flexible or stiff, entirely opaque or transparent. They can even be made to be fast or slow setting.
The versatility of epoxy resin adhesive makes it suitable for a wide variety of uses, including in the construction of golf clubs, bikes, boats, skis and aircraft. Any item that is put through heavy use and exposed to the elements probably has some type of epoxy resin adhesive as a component. Curing epoxies is often accomplished with exposure to high heat, while other types cure under ultra violet light.
Depending on the materials being joined, epoxy resin adhesives provide a very strong bond. Epoxy can be used to bond metal, ceramics, glass and certain plastics. Likewise, electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, feature epoxy bonding. In addition to being largely resistant to heat and chemicals, epoxy resin adhesives resist moisture and solvents as well.