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Hot Mounting Consumables


When the requirements are high preparation quality, uniform size and shape, and short process times, hot mounting is ideal. Hot mounting is carried out using a mounting press where the sample is placed in a mounting cylinder together with the appropriate mounting resin. A temperature of around 180°C and a force of about 250 bar is applied during the embedding of the sample. Mounts should always be cooled under pressure to get good adhesion between resin and sample. The fastest way to achieve this is to use water cooling.

   A Complete Product Range
Struers offers a variety of mounting presses for every purpose – from semi-automatic presses for mounting of only a few samples to fully automatic, dual cylinder presses for high throughput.

Hot Mounting Resins
Two different groups of resins are available for hot mounting: thermoplastic and thermosetting. Thermosetting resins cure at elevated temperatures, whereas thermoplastic resins soften at elevated temperatures and solidify again during cooling. Struers offers a complete range of mounting resins:
 

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  • ClaroFast for a clear sight to the specimen details during preparation.
    Thermoplastic. A transparent acrylic resin. It is also used as an insulating base when mounting with ConduFast is required. Read more


  • ConduFast for electrolytic polishing.
    Thermoplastic. A conductive resin based on acrylic with iron filler.


  • DuroFast for optimum planeness and excellent edge-retention for hard materials.
    Thermosetting. An epoxy resin with high contents of mineral and glass filler.


  • LevoFast for excellent edge-retention for soft to medium hard materials.
    Thermosetting. A melamine resin with mineral and glass filler. Read more


  • PolyFast for fast mounting process and for examination in a SEM.
    Thermosetting. A conductive, bakelite resin with carbon filler.


  • MultiFast for routine mounting of samples.
    Thermosetting. A bakelite resin, available in different colours for easy colour-coding of mounted specimens.


  • Pre-Mount for fast and easy routine mounting of uncomplicated specimens.
    Thermosetting. Bakelite resin tablets in different sizes.

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