Technologies comparable with the invention, dealing with the issue of abrasion resistance, do not use waste-based fillers that can bring optimal and specific quality of polymer composites. Due to organic-inorganic composition of the used filler, an interfacial adhesion is very good.
Natural organic-inorganic filler at low volume of 1.0 phr integrated in epoxy resin that has been developed by a Czech university can decrease coefficient of friction by 10 % and increase wear resistance of a filled epoxy resin by 75 %.
When compared to unfilled epoxy resin, the hardness of the filled one remains almost unchanged, this is positive in terms of mechanical parameters. The modulus of elasticity of a filled epoxy resin is reduced and the materials´ toughness is increased. The presence of the filler does not increase the water absorption in epoxy resin matrix.
The main potential of the filled resin lies in the preparation of leveling materials, cements, polymer concrete composition, cast floors and surface finishing materials with high abrasion resistance or other products based on epoxy resin.
The university would like to cooperate with a manufacturer of leveling materials, cements and/or polymer concrete compositions. License agreement is sought. The content of the licensing agreement will be know-how how to manufacture the filled resin.