Economy Shallow Casting Epoxy Resin

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  • Manufacturer's Brand Name: WoodCast 30
  • Clear but not UV stabilised so will discolour in all environments, especially quickly outdoors.
  • Should always be pigmented so that discolouration in not noticeable.
  • The cured resin is glossy and hard.
  • A high flow (thin) resin for layers up to 10mm.
  • Typical Applications: Resin Art on flat surfaces and casting into shallow moulds. Also an economical resin to practice with.
1.60kg (1.52 litres)
8.00kg (7.62 litres)
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Economy Shallow Casting Epoxy Resin

Manufacturer's Brand Name: WoodCast 30
 

Overview

  • Clear but not UV stabilised so will discolour in all environments, especially quickly outdoors.
  • The cured resin is glossy, fairly hard and suitable for temperatures up to 65degC.
  • A high flow (thin) resin for layers up to 10mm.
  • Should always be pigmented so that discolouration in not noticeable.  
  • Typical Applications: Resin Art on flat surfaces and casting into shallow moulds. An economical resin to practice with.
Mixing ratio is 100 Resin : 60 Hardener by weight. This resin should not be measured by volume.
 

Typical applications of this epoxy resin

  • To hide discolouration this resin is usually coloured with pigments in all applications.
  • Usually used for shallow casting up to10mm deep with multiple layers added to get thicker final resin layer.
  • Can be applied as a coating using a brush, roller or squeegee (be aware of the potential for a long curing time of thin layers).
  • Can be used for thin layer resin art on flat surfaces such as tiles, glass, wood etc.
  • Also used as an economical practice resin.

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. 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
0.65kg (590ml)
1.30kg (1.18 litres)
1.60kg (1.52 litres)
6.50kg (5.91 litres)
8.00kg (7.62 litres)
Size
Size
Starter Pack
Starter Pack

How to calculate the amount required

You must use a scale and resin mass. You cannot measure this resin by 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 1.05
 
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 1.05
 
Example
If your rectangular surface is 1.2m x 60cm and you require a film thickness of 4.0mm
Resin required in kg = 1.2m * 0.60m * 4.0mm *1.05
                                 = 3.024kg of resin
 
Now work out how much of Part A and how much of Part B you need to give you the total requirement of 3.024kg
Ratio for this resin is 100A to 60B
 
To get 3.024kg total resin:
kg Part A required = 3.024/160 * 100 = 1.890kg (or 1890g)
kg Part B required = 3.024/160 * 60 = 1.134kg   (or 1134g)

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