How Can I Make Epoxy Resin Dry Faster? Many elements can slow down the curing process of our different CHILL EPOXY™ solutions (see below).
Solution: To speed up the curing process after 36h in, the room temperature can be turned up a little for a few days. The extra degrees will give the epoxy a boost and make it cure faster. Small pieces can be brought close the an heat source ( heater).
How Can I Make Epoxy Resin Dry Faster?
Each degree over 27-28C (80-82F) will speed up the curing process.
- Temperature of the product in the containers (if lower than 22°C/72F, it will slow down the curing process. (Every 1°C below 22°C will affect the curing time of an approximate 10%).
- The mass also will have an impact on the curing time…200gr versus 2L will not have the same curing time!
- Precision of the mixing ratio in volume or weight. (If the ratio is not precise, it will avoid the resin to reach its total cure). We recommend to mix with a drill when mixing large quantities and with a metal spatula for small quantities.
- Homogeneity of the mix A/B (If not totally homogeneous, again, it will avoid the resin to reach its total cure). You better mix a longer time than not enough.
- Thicknesses of the pour: (If you pour less than the recommended thickness for the product, the exotherm will not reach it objective and the lack of energy will avoid the resin to cure within the recommended curing time mentioned for the CHILL EPOXY™ product. It is very important to select the appropriate product for your application.
- If the temperature of the working area is lower than 22°C/72F it will slow down the curing process. The ideal temperature if 72-74F! Colder temperatures will slow down the curing process since the epoxy is fighting against the colder temperature and need the extra boost the 72-74F temperature will give it!
As you can see, there are many reasons why a resin can’t reach its final hardness or will take longer to cure.
We can’t confirm precisely the number of days it will take for the our products to totally polymerized because we do not know your environment.