[MSA-talk] Epoxy for min/glass mounts

George Harlow gharlow at amnh.org
Wed Nov 22 10:27:37 EST 2017

We have used Epoxy Set successfully for making polished mounts for the probe for years.  It does not yellow like EpoxyCure.  Best to cure the resin at 35C, but not too hot or it “boils”.  Not sure what you mean by working under high temperatures.

George E. Harlow                                            gharlow at amnh.org<mailto:gharlow at amnh.org>
Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences
American Museum of Natural History
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From: msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org [mailto:msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org] On Behalf Of Pilar Madrigal
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:04 PM
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Subject: [MSA-talk] Epoxy for min/glass mounts

Hi there,

Has anyone had experience using the EpoxyMount system from Allied High Tech Products to make mineral or glass mounts for EMPA and/or LA-ICPMS analyses? (https://consumables.alliedhightech.com/EpoxyMount-p/epxymt.htm<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumables.alliedhightech.com%2FEpoxyMount-p%2Fepxymt.htm&data=01%7C01%7Cgharlow%40amnh.org%7Cd11c470ac18a4215d06308d531afe1bf%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=PjXtERisK0pC9usg9H%2BjckeKqf%2BSmM9ZWVz9c5aBkog%3D&reserved=0>)

Does it work well under high temperatures? or does it have any drawbacks?  I have worked with the Buehler EpoxyCure resin before but have never heard of this other product until now and I am curious to hear some input.

Thank you!
Kind regards,

Pilar Madrigal Quesada, Ph.D.
Escuela Centroamericana de Geología
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Tel. +506-2511-8132
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