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Resin Additives – Why Use, What’s Out There and Pros & Cons – Part 3

Posted on July 26, 2022

We round out this series on resin additives by examining additives such as chopped materials (fiberglass & carbon fiber), chemical […]

Resin Additives – Why Use, What’s Out There and Pros & Cons – Part 2

Posted on July 19, 2022

In part two of this series on Resin Additives, we’ll dive into some specific resin additives, focusing on fillers and […]

Resin Additives – Why Use, What’s Out There and Pros & Cons – Part 1

Posted on July 13, 2022

In this series of posts we’ll examine resin additives. Topics covered will be why use them and applications as well […]

Composite Materials Shelf-Life & Storage – Part 1 – Resins

Posted on April 5, 2022

In this three-part series we’ll take a look at the shelf-life & of various composite materials as well as the […]

Why Epoxies May Yellow & How To Protect Them From UV Exposure

Posted on February 1, 2022

Epoxies are known for being some of the strongest and most durable resins on the market today. However, one of […]

Preventing & Resolving Epoxy Resin Crystallization

Posted on September 8, 2021

Crystallization of epoxy resin formulations is not uncommon and in some cases is a reflection of the high-performance nature of these materials. Under the right conditions, any epoxy resin can crystallize. Crystallization may present itself initially as cloudiness but can proceed to suspended crystals, sedimentation, and eventually a solid mass, given enough time under the […]

Resin to Fiber Ratio Explained

Posted on June 3, 2021

Customers often ask us how much
resin is needed for a part. Hopefully this guide will help on that topic and
answer some of the questions that may be out there. Warning though, there will
be math!When it comes to figuring out how
much resin is needed for a given project, planning is key. Investigating how
much resin and fabric […]

Back To Basics: Resin Selections – Part 2 – Polyester & Vinyl Ester Resins

Posted on May 10, 2021

In Part 1 of this Back To Basics series on resins we examined Epoxy resins. Next up on the slate […]

Back To Basics: Resin Selections – Part 1 – Epoxy Resins

Posted on May 5, 2021

From the many choices of different resins, the main categories for high performance composites are Epoxy, Polyester, and Vinylester. These […]

Converting Mix Ratio by Weight to Mix Ratio by Volume

Posted on March 16, 2021

The Mix Ratio of a two part resin
system is extremely important in achieving a proper cure. Epoxies,
Polyester, & Vinyl Ester Resins use a chemical reaction between a
resin and hardener which have a ratio that determines the relative
proportions in which the two substances react for this reaction. This
ratio can vary from […]

Removing Bubbles in Resin

Posted on March 16, 2021

Why? Removing
bubbles ensures optimal adhesive performance by providing a good
continuous bond and improves the appearance of the finished part.Air entrapment is an inevitable
occurrence when any product, regardless of its viscosity, is mixed. This
tip discusses two techniques for removing and reducing this entrapped
air. Air can become entrapped within a hand mix […]

Amine Blush

Posted on March 16, 2021

What is amine blush?Amine blush is a waxy bi-product
that appears as epoxy cures. It can prevent varnishes and other coatings
from bonding. As epoxy cures in contact with moisture, a greasy or waxy
film known as amine blush is produced. This film is created on the
surface of the cured epoxy. Its appearance alters […]

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