, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 2915–2925 | Cite as

The Effect of Curing Agents on Basic Properties of Silicone-epoxy Hybrid Resin

  • Predrag Karamanolevski
  • Aleksandra BužarovskaEmail author
  • Gordana Bogoeva-Gaceva
Original Paper


A silicone-epoxy hybrid resin was cured with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (AMEO) and AMEO/3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (AMMO) mixture. The effect of resin-to-hardener ratio on cured system properties was investigated. Thermal behavior of the cured resin was analyzed by DSC and TGA analyses. Hardness, adhesion properties, solvent and chemical resistance of the films cured at different resin-to-hardeners ratio, were compared. It was shown that the obtained T g values of the cured resins are similar for both cure systems, however the use of AMMO as a curing agent in a mixture with AMEO can provide significant shortening of the curing time. The solvent and chemical resistance as well as the hardness and adhesion properties of the cured resin samples were excellent. The best results are registered for the system cured with AMEO hardener.


Epoxy–silicone hybrid resin Cross-linking Glass transition temperature Thermal stability Chemical resistance Adhesion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Predrag Karamanolevski
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Bužarovska
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gordana Bogoeva-Gaceva
    • 2
  1. 1.ADING Novoselski Pat, 1409 Street, No. 1SkopjeRepublic of Macedonia
  2. 2.Faculty of Technology and MetallurgySts. Cyril and Methodius UniversitySkopjeRepublic of Macedonia

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