Bamboo Bicycle Club Team
LB2 Epoxy Laminating Bio Resin is medium viscosity and optimized for hand laminated applications, while it is compatible with all common fibre reinforcements it is particularly well paired with flax reinforcements to provide composite parts with a significantly reduced environmental impact.
Our bio resins are not compromised in performance but simply derive the same chemicals from plant-based sources. A key component of epoxy, epichlorohydrin, is manufactured using renewable plant-based Glycerol in place of petroleum-based propylene. Additionally, the raw materials going into our bio resins are co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes which means they do not compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. The resin component contains 35% plant based content. Once mixed with its hardener the overall plant-based content is ~27% which is amongst the highest in the industry.
LB2 is a high-performance bio epoxy resin suitable for use with a wide range of reinforcements including glass, carbon and aramid fibres as well as natural reinforcements such as flax and jute fibre. Its viscosity profile is particularly suitable for hand laminating and bonding applications including open hand layup and vacuum bagging processes. For resin infusion or RTM processes we have another Bio Resin, IB2, which has a lower viscosity and a cure profile that is better suited.
Uncompromised mechanical properties compared with conventional ‘non-bio’ epoxy resins. Compatible with carbon, glass, aramid and natural fibres, Hand laminating, vacuum bagging and bonding. Sustainable Resins for Greener Products
|Chemistry / Material||Epoxy|
|Bio-Based Carbon Content||35||%|
|Max Service Temp||90||°C|
|Flexibility||Hard / Rigid|
|Elongation at Break||5.8||%|
|Interlaminar Shear Strength||52||MPa|
|Tg Onset (DMA)||90||°C|
Bamboo Bicycle Club Team
"This is the best epoxy resin we have used. Very low odor excellent UV resistance easy to use and with 50% lower carbon footprint it's produced using recycled or bio-resin. 0.75L should be enough to complete a bicycle build but for bigger builds like cargo bikes you will need at least 2/3.
All-purpose applications with variable working times for room temperature cure, with post-curing options. Good for hand lay-up, coating, and filling.
Easy impregnation of reinforcements and two hardener options. The ideal system for transparent applications.