FILCO® 3 JM, a modified epoxy resin in a nonionic water emulsion, presents as a milky liquid. It serves as an ideal film for glass fiber sizes used in various applications such as SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) and BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) roving, as well as chopped strands designed for thermoplastic matrices.

Functions: Film Former

Chemical Family: Epoxy & Epoxy Derivatives

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Characteristics of Film

Characteristics of the dried film:

  •  Clear, hard
  • Glass transition temperature TG = ~ 30°C
  • High thermal stability
  • Not yellowing at high temperature
  • Medium - low solubility in styrene.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Reinforcements
Applications

FILCO® 3 JM is suggested as film former for glass fiber sizes for:

  •  SMC - BMC roving
  •  chopped strand for thermoplastic matrices

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Milky liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (at 25°C, #4, 20rpm)1500 - 6000mPa.sMA143LFE
Solid Content53 - 57%MA145LFE
pH (at 20°C)4 - 8-MA148LFE
Epoxy Equivalent Weight (on dry resin)520 - 600gMA149LFE
Particle Size Distribution
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Average Particle Size800 - 2000nmMA147LFE

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

FILCO® 3 JM is supplied in steel drums with an internal polyethylene liner, net weight 200 kg.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
6 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions

FILCO® 3 JM must be stored in closed containers away from direct sun rays, at a temperature between + 5°C and + 30°C. In these conditions the maximum suggested storage time is 6 months from production, in the original packaging. After that date the product must be rechecked. During storage a slight settlement can take place, which can easily be eliminated by careful stirring.