Mounting Resins, Machines & Molds
For metals, hot compression mounting is widely used. Phenolics are popular because they are low cost, whereas the diallyphtalates and epoxy resins find applications where edge retention and harder mounts are required. The acrylic mounting compounds are used because they have excellent clarity.
For cold mounting, castable mounting resins are commonly used for electronic and ceramic materials. They are recommended for brittle and porous materials. These mounting compounds have typically two component systems (1 resin and 1 hardener)
Mounting consumables include cold and hot mounting systems and mounting accessories. Mounting instruments includes programmable hot mounting presses.