Deep Casting Epoxy Resin

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  • Manufacturer's Brand Name: Greencast 160®: by Sicomin (France).
  • Clear, UV Stabilised.
  • The cured resin is glossy, hard and suitable for temperatures up to 61degC.
  • A very high flow resin for layers of 15 to 100mm.
  • Typical Applications: Thick layer casting in moulds and river tables.
1.42kg (1.26 litres)
7.10kg (6.28 litres)
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Deep Casting Epoxy Resin

Manufacturer's Brand Name: Greencast 160. Manufactured by Sicomin in France. 
 

Overview

  • For casting in thick layers between 15mm and 100mm thick. This resin is suitable for a wide range of layer thicknesses making it very versatile. 
  • The resin will cure very slowly in castings below 15mm in cold weather and when ambient temperature exceeds 23oC the casting layer thickness should not exceed 80mm.
  • Clear, UV Stabilised (slow to yellow compared to non-stabilised resin but clear resin will eventually start to discolour outdoors).
  • Very low viscosity (high flow resin) so air entrainment is usually not a problem. This resin has a higher flow than our Medium to Deep Casting Epoxy Resin so is often preferred. 
  • Cured castings are glossy, hard and strong.
  • The cured resin is suitable for heat contact or exposure up to 61oC.
  • Bio-based resin system making it more environmentally friendly. 37% of resin (Part A) is manufactured from renewable plant material.
  • Not approved for food contact. 
Mixing ratio is 100 Resin : 42 Hardener by weight or 2 Resin : 1 Hardener by volume.
 

Typical applications of this epoxy resin

  • Casting in moulds and river tables in layers between 15mm and 100mm thick.

You can download a PDF document with detailed  specifications and instructions from this website page and if you purchase we will send a hard copy with your order.

General points for all resin work

Resins are not simple to work with and you should not attempt resin art if you are not prepared to experience a learning curve. Start small and get to know your products and the correct methods.
Preparation and mixing are crucial for any resin project to be successful. Read and follow all instructions carefully. Only mix the quantity that you will use immediately as resins cannot be stored after mixing. The heat generated in a container of un-poured resin or in resin that is applied too thick can reach dangerously high levels. The maximum layer thickness indicated does not apply in all conditions and must be reduced in hot weather and when casting into closed systems with little surface area for heat loss. 
 
You need to take health precautions when working with resins so read safety and health instructions carefully. The hardener of epoxy resins is an irritant to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Avoid direct skin contact an never get it in your eyes. Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimise skin contact. While good quality epoxy resins are VOC free and don't give off significant fumes at ambient temperature, they can give off off fumes if they get hot during curing and many additives such as colourants do give off fumes. As a minimum always use resins in a well ventilated area and don't let them cure in your bedroom for example. If you work with them regularly or on large projects then wear a suitable respirator.
Keep out of reach of children.
 
 
Pack Size
Unit Size
1.42kg (1.26 litres)
7.10kg (6.28 litres)
Size
Size
Starter Pack
Starter Pack

How to calculate the amount required

We recommend using a scale and resin mass as this is normally more accurate than using volume.
 
For a roughly square or rectangular shape multiply as follows:
Resin required in kg = Surface length in m  x  Surface width in m  x  required resin film thickness in mm x 1.13
 
For a roughly circular shape multiply as follows:
Resin required in kg = 3.14  x  Circle radius in m  x  Circle radius in m  x  required resin film thickness in mm x 1.13
 
Example
If your rectangular surface is 60cm x 20cm and you require a film thickness of 65mm
Resin required in kg = 0.6m * 0.20m * 65mm *1.13
                                 = 8.81kg of resin
 
(If you select to measure out the components using volume then don’t multiply by 1.13:
Resin required in Litres = 0.60m * 0.20m * 65mm
                                 = 7.80L of resin
 
Now work out how much of Resin and how much of Hardener you need to give you the total requirement of 8.81kg
Ratio for this resin is 100 Parts Resin to 42 Parts Hardener
 
To get 8.81kg total resin:
kg Resin required = 8.81/142 * 100 = 6.204kg (or 6204g)
kg Hardener required = 8.81/142 * 42 = 2.606kg   (or 2606g)

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