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Epoxy (Epichlorohydrin-Bisphenol-A) (EP)

A family of thermosetting resins possessing more than one epoxy group per molecule. Epoxy resins are most often made by condensing epichlorohydrin and bisphenol A.

 

Ethyl Cellulose (EC)

An ethyl ether formed by reacting cellulose steeped in alkali with ethyl chloride. In the resulting compound, ethyl groups replace the hydrogens in the hydroxyl groups of the cellulose.

 

Ethylbutyl Acetate

Colorless liquid with mild odor; used as a solvent for resins, lacquers, and nitrocellulose.

 

Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)

A member of the fluorocarbon family of plastics.  Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is an alternating copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene with excellent chemical resistance to acis and organic solvents.  ETFE was first commercialized by DuPont in 1972.

 

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Copolymers of large amounts of ethylene with small amounts of vinyl acetate.