5 Key Points on Laminating Epoxy Resin

We can guess that you have used Epoxy before, if not, more than likely you have seen furniture, an object or project with epoxy on it. Now, Epoxy is not the same as Polyester and Vinylester due to its chemical properties. Another difference is, Polyester and Vinylester uses the same hardener and as a result, the appearance between the two are similar, while epoxy tends to have a slight yellow or amber appearance. 125463There are many different categories of epoxy, so today we will highlight one of them; laminating epoxy.

1) The laminating system cures to a high strength moisture resistant plastic, with good physical properties.

2) The ratio is well suited for use with high-solids marine, maintenance coating and bonding agents.

3) The cure time is three days in the sun or a week if it is not. Set time changes with activator and film thickness.

4) If there is an excessive amount of activator applied , the laminating epoxy will be soft and rubbery. In contrast, if there is not enough activator, the epoxy will not cure hard.

5) The epoxy cures faster in high temperatures in thick layer applications.

Please note: additional recoating of this material is thoroughly cured. If the product has cured hard and tack-free, a light sanding and solvent wash is advisable before recoating.

 

5 Tips for Laminating Epoxy Resin

LAMINATING-EPOXY-RESIN1. The 1 to 1 Activator can be used for non structural components. It is not recommended for structural repairs.
2. The 2 to 1 Activator is used for more open time. It has a longer pot life and can be used for water barriers.
3. The 3 to 1 Activator is a good general purpose epoxy and will bond to steel or aluminum.
4. The 4 to 1 Activator has the best general strength and tends to be harder and stiffer.
5. The 5 to 1 Activator is highly reactive and is generally used for blister repair.