Epoxy Resin viscosity
Epoxy Resin viscosity is it important? We see a lot of people using high viscosity epoxy to fill cracks, voids and knots or even to seal live edge when they should be using a low viscosity epoxy instead. First of all, a high viscosity epoxy will not release bubbles so easily causing you to use a torch or heat gun to get rid of those. High viscosity epoxy will not penetrate the wood fibres/cavities as well as a low viscosity epoxy solution giving a poor structural bonding. When it comes to wood projects, filling cracks or sealing live edge, Low Viscosity epoxy should be a no-brainer.
Not only a low viscosity epoxy resin is easier to work with but is also a sign of overall quality. When it comes to manufacturing quality epoxy without compromising, low viscosity raw material is better and more expensive. But be careful, a lot of cheaper brands will lower the viscosity of their commodity raw materials with none-reactive ingredients like alcohol and solvents. We also see many brands claiming their epoxy being VOC’s free and food safe but when you check their TDS or MSDS contain harsh chemicals and a certain % of VOC.
There are now shortcut when it comes to quality epoxy and low viscosity systems. Manufacturing premium epoxy is expensive is you are looking for a real 100% Solid epoxy without impurities that will give you better properties.
Advantages of low viscosity epoxy resins;
- Better flow
- Better bubbles release
- Better wood and surface penetration
- Stronger bonding
- Easier to mix and work with
All the CHILL EPOXY systems are low viscosity epoxy resins formulated with the best raw materials sources from all around the world. With a VISCOSITY (Brookfield (cps) of 200CPS our resins are water like systems without the use of none-reactive diluents that weaken epoxy systems.