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Monthly Archives: April 2022

  1. Choosing the Right Epoxy Resin for your Project

    Choosing the right epoxy resin for your project 

    Epoxy Resins are now available for a wide range of different applications. However, choosing the right Epoxy Resin for your project can be difficult. This Epoxy Resin Selector Guide provides a good overview of which epoxy resins are ideal for your project. 

    What to look for when buying epoxy resin 

    Epoxy resin has exploded in popularity, so more and more cheap products are on the market. To avoid compromising quality, we recommend using branded resins from well-known manufacturers like FibreGlassDirect, which may be more expensive but are a much better grade than cheap resins. 

    Epoxy Resin for Jewellery 

    Beautiful jewellery can be cast using epoxy resin and silicone moulds. Various materials are used, ranging from clear or coloured resin to wood or combinations of these materials. Casting is also possible using this technique. The casting of smaller objects depends less on layer thickness than on UV protection, good workability, and good colour separation when casting multiple colours. The casting of objects also requires crystal-clear cur

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  2. Common Mistakes using Epoxy Resin

    Epoxy poured correctly can solve many problems. However, mistakes and mishaps can easily be made. Design flaws, incorrect mixing ratios, and uneven hardening of Epoxy can result in problems. However, remember that it will be much more challenging to recover from a mistake once the Epoxy has thoroughly dried. Fortunately, most of these mistakes are still reasonably easy to fix. 

    Common Mistakes Made with Epoxy Resin

    Tacky or Sticky Resin 

    One of the most common issues for Epoxy is that it remains tacky or sticky after curing. It may be caused by an incorrect ratio of Resin to hardener or by the temperature being too low during curing. It's also quite common for debris or an insect to land in the Epoxy. Using tweezers or a wooden stick, remove the object while the Epoxy is still wet. 

    Epoxy Resin and Hardener mixture 

    Epoxies typically come in two-part component kits (Resin and hardener) that must be mixed before use. The mixing ratio is crucial and must be strictly followed. Depending on the epoxy mixing instructions, you will mix it by weight or volume. Be sure to pay attention to these instructions. A mistake in the mixing ratio will cause

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  3. A Guide to Epoxy Resin

    Interest in Epoxy Resin is at an all-time high. With this in mind, we've written this article to help our customers understand the basics and potential of this fantastic product range. Find out more about this hard-wearing, easy to use family of Resins.

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