DK15-02 | Brown Insulating Epoxy resin binder

Harmonization Code : 3907.30.00.90 |   Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms : Epoxide resins : Other
Main features
  • DK15-02 Coating Powder
  • Brown, insulating, binding resin
  • For powdered iron core or pot-core type reactors or induction devices

Product Description

DK15-02 Brown is an epoxy-based coating powder developed as an epoxy resin binder when making powdered iron core or pot-core type reactors or induction devices.

Powdered Iron Cores

A powdered iron core is a magnetic material that has an inherently distributed air gap. Though it is made almost entirely of iron, it is mixed with an epoxy binder (such as the DK15-02 Brown) and pressed with a very large pressure into the final core shape. The distributed air gap allows the core to store higher levels of magnetic flux when compared to other magnetic materials such as ferrites. This characteristic allows a higher DC current level to flow through the inductor before the inductor saturates.

Pot Core

A pot core is usually made of ferrite or similar magnetic material and is used for inductors and transformers. The shape of a pot core is round with an internal hollow that almost completely encloses the coil. Usually, a pot core is made in two halves which fit together around a coil former (bobbin). This design of core has a shielding effect, preventing radiation and reducing electromagnetic interference.

Application of the Epoxy Binder Resin

Once the iron, ferrite or other magnetic metal cores are pressed into the desired shape, using the DK15-02 Brown Epoxy Binder Resin, the whole part is cured via a baking process.

Application of iron powder cores

The principal fields of application of pot-type cores that use DK15-02 Brown include:

  • Storage chokes for switch-mode power supplies
  • Storage chokes for DC regulators and power factor controllers
  • Commutation chokes for feedback capable frequency inverters
  • Output chokes for traction inverters
  • dU/dt limiting chokes

DK15-02 Brown is also used for electrical insulation of toroids, current transformers, magnetic and powder cores. The advantage of DK15-02 Brown in these cases is that it can be blow-coated. As a toroid or current transformer coating, it offers cut-through temperature resistance with good edge coverage and is UL recognized for 130ºC operating temperature. Though DK15-02 Brown was designed to be applied via a blow coating process and can be also be applied via a standard fluid bed process in most applications.

Product Family
EU Bag Drum (113.4kgs)

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Technical Specifications

General Properties
Chemistry Type Epoxy
The color
Shelf Life
Shelf Life
Shelf life is the amount of time after manufacturing that a product is guaranteed to retain its properties.

It differs vastly per product and it is based on temperature and storage conditions.

The properties can be guaranteed for the temperature and time range indicated on the TDS since those are the ones tested to be the best for the product.
Shelf Life @ 15°C 12 months months
Other Properties
RoHS Compliant
RoHS Compliant
RoHS is a product level compliance based on a European Union Directive which restricts the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).

Products compliant with this directive do not exceed the allowable amounts of the following restricted materials: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), with some limited exemptions

Additional Information

Epoxy binding resins for ferrite pot cores