How to mix epoxy resin? First of all, when mixing epoxy resin, you should be aware that the resin can have different mixing ratios depending on the system used. Most of our systems are 2:1 but our countertop systems CHILL 3D – Medium viscosity is a 1:1 ratio epoxy system. For this reason, you should always read the instructions on the labels, boxes and TDS. If you do not follow these instructions/ratio, the resin may never cure properly. Our epoxy resin calculator will help you determine the optimum mixing ratio.
MIX OF PARTS A ( RESIN) AND B ( HARDENER)
How to mix epoxy resin. It is imperative that parts A and B are mixed in a completely homogeneous manner in order to achieve its complete polymerization. Always mix parts A and B in a clean round, non-square container (does not allow mixing properly in 90-degree angles). Be sure to mix well. Scrape the bottom of the container and sides with a clean mixing jiffy and a clean metal spatula of a minimum of 0,500 inches to 2 inches, depending on the volume of resins to be proceeded. The mixing time should be directly proportional to the amount of resin used. Keep in mind that you can’t mix too long, but a carefree blend will lead to disastrous results. So take this procedure seriously.
- Small projects with very little epoxy (500 ml or less), we recommend mixing for 2-3 min
- Medium size project – 1-5L, we recommend mixing for 5-6 min minimum.
- Large projects such as river tables requiring several litres 10-60L or more we recommend mixing the epoxy for a minimum of 8-10 min
OUR EXPERIENCE LETS US CONFIRM THAT WHEN MIXING MULTIPLE CONTAINERS OF MULTIPLE LITERS FOR THE CASTING OF RIVER TABLES WITH HIGH VOLUME OF RESIN THE LAST MIXTURES ARE OFTEN MADE QUICKLY FOR CAUSES OF FATIGUE AND ANXIETY TO COMPLETE THE WORK. SO … PATIENCE, DISCIPLINE AND PERSEVERANCE WILL BE YOUR BEST ALLIES FOR THE SUCCESS OF YOUR NEXT PROJECT.