ECH is used to produce epoxy resins for coatings, composite materials and electronic components ( Figure 1 ). The use of epoxy resins as binders in protective coatings has been the industry standard for many decades. They have excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance properties after curing, formulation flexibility and commercial availability. For instance, many of the cars present on our roads today and a vast majority of steel structures used in construction and heavy industries are painted with an epoxy primer. Across industries, light weighting is considered essential as regulations on fuel and energy efficiency push manufacturers to ...
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