Complete Guide for Crystal-clear Epoxy Resin & Hardener for Casting and Coating
Epoxy resin and hardener kit is a two-component system. Part A is resin and Part B is the hardener, suitable for a variety of industrial and art-related projects requiring a rigid, clear finished casting. It can be used on; river tables, live edge slabs, jewelry, crafts and art casting, tabletops, wood coatings, boat building, art, crafts, decoupage coatings, & marine applications.
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What is epoxy resin?
What is epoxy resin used for?
Resin is used to produce various items including replicas, dentistry items, toys, automotive restorations, crafts, artistic statues, small mechanical parts, industrial prototypes, props, medical instruments, small-scale jewelry production, artifact preservations, and architectural uses. There is a large variety of different uses of casting resin. In addition, there are many materials that are called resin for art and crafting applications. Resins are often the best options for casting small, delicate or highly detailed forms.
What is epoxy resin made of?
Epoxy resins form an important and versatile class of cross-linkable polymers made from monomers containing at least two strained-ring groups called oxiranes. These rings contain one oxygen and two carbon atoms and are attached to a large variety of other aliphatic or aromatic organic molecules.
Is epoxy resin dangerous?
Generally, one can say that the pure epoxy resins are considered as non-toxic, the risk of damage caused by ingestion of epoxy resin can be considered as very small. It can be irritant, which can give toxic eczema, or sensitizer, which can give allergic contact dermatitis during application.
Is epoxy eco-friendly?
Epoxy coating is one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of protective coating because it comes from organic plant sources, it is manufactured in a way that releases no bio-hazards to the environment, and when applied as protective coating, it has no contaminants that could endanger the safety of humans and pets.
Why is epoxy so expensive?
Epoxy is generally more expensive than resin, due to its strength and formulation requirements. Resin is more popular for craft and jewelry making, due to its lower cost. Remember, however, that you get what you pay for. Epoxy is very moisture resistant, and certain formulations can even be applied underwater.
Key Features of epoxy resin
- Very low viscosity for easy mixing and minimal bubble entrapment.
- Self Leveling, Superior Air Release, Easy To Use.
- Super Gloss Durable Finish.
- UV stable, formulated with the high UV inhibitors to resist yellowing.
- Durable, rock-solid, Low Odor.
How to choose a suitable epoxy resin for my project?
We supply 3 types of epoxy resin for casting and coating, they are SuperCAST31PRO (3 to 1 epoxy), Deepour21 (2 to 1 Deep pour Epoxy resin ,Slow NON-Blushing), and SuperCAST11 (1 to 1 epoxy). they are design for different purpose and applications.