IS EPOXY RESINS SAFE?

Is Epoxy Resin Safe?

Is Epoxy Resin Safe?

Is epoxy resin safe? There is a great deal of misinformation and even fallacies about epoxy resins. Rumours of potential hazards of epoxy resin proliferate on the Internet. Lots of messages are written, without reliable sources, without sound scientific arguments, mere users presenting themselves as specialists…

From time to time, we may also receive questions from customers worried about possible dangers of handling epoxy resins. Are there any risks in using epoxy resin? What safety precautions should be taken when working with thermosetting resins?

In this texte, we will address these legitimate questions and demystify misconceptions about epoxy.

CHILL EPOXY™ Resins are now such a popular medium on the market when it come to wooden or DIY projects. Ideal for creating absolutely gorgeous pieces such as river tables, coasters, jewelry, serving boards, paintings, geode resin art among others. There is a lot you should know before taking the plunge into the world of CHILL EPOXY™ resin though, such as how to work with our products safely and the risks of choosing not to protect yourself.

First of all, people often incorrectly equate epoxy with polyester resin. As opposed to epoxy, Polyester resins whose emanations are strongly odorous, is very toxic. Of course, as with any product, there are different qualities of epoxy resin.It is not so unusual to find non reactive content and VOC (volatile organic content) in many resins sold on the market. One of the reasons other brands use these is to low down the cost of the formulation and… make more profit.These raw materials are low-cost but, in some cases, will migrate and evaporate in the atmosphere on short, medium and long-term periods.

Not cool, not cool at all!

Are CHILL EPOXY™ products safe?

CHILL EPOXY™ products are 100% solid and do not contain any solvent or non reactive raw materials…as simple as that. As a responsible manufacturer with 25 years of experience, POLYMERES TECHNOLOGIES is committed to develop and produce environmentally safe products.

We selecting carefully all our raw materials. We do not select raw materials based on low prices but for the quality of the CHILL EPOXY™ end-product and the safety of our customers.

POLYMÈRES TECHNOLOGIES is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of workers. Yet, there is no denying that epoxy resin is a chemical product which, like any chemical, requires minimal safety precautions. Most of them are nothing more than common sense standards of conduct that any individual working with chemical product should follow.

For 25 years, our team has built an undeniable specific expertise in thermosetting resins. During all these years, we have never had serious incident or injury among our employee or customers. However, epoxy is a skin sensitizer. It can frequently causing skin allergies such as dermatitis and eczema if in contact with the skin. Because sensitivity or tolerance may vary greatly from one person to another using gloves will avoid any contacts. As simple as that.

Here is a list of recommendations we suggest:

1. Safe Storage: store our product at ambient temperate in a dry area. Keep out of the reach of children (Just like you would do with other common household cleaning products).

2. Well-ventilated area: While our products have close to no odor avoid we recommend working in a well ventilated area.

3. Wear approved safety equipment: full-body covering arms and legs, chemical splash goggles and waterproof gloves. à

4. Read material safety data sheets carefully before use and follow the protection guidelines.

If you follow our recommendations when working with the CHILL EPOXY™ products, you will protect yourself and enjoy your amazing projects.

SAFETY ISN’T EXPENSIVE, IT’S PRICELESS…

For more information on our products or on resin safety, please contact us at support@polymerestechnologies.com