AQUALLUSION Clear epoxy resin
This is a genuine product for
that elusive crystal clear water effect.
Formulated especially to be
glass potable it provides the final quality touch to your finest floral silk
displays. UV stabilisers are incorporated for maximum clarity life. Avoid
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight wherever possible.
PLEASE READ ALL THESE NOTES BEFORE USING.
Remember that when this resin
sets it is there permanently so choose carefully your arrangement vases and
ensure they are completely degreased and dried for the resin to adhere, have
available plenty of cotton cloths to tackle any spillages or drips and for good
measure tape some newspaper over your whole working surface area. Use
disposable gloves but if any skin contact with these liquids occurs wash away
with warm water and detergent.
Before commencing ensure both
liquid components are at working temperature of between 18-25ēC and workshop
humidity does not exceed 70%. A sticky or greasy surface may otherwise result.
Mixing is critical and must
be thorough and accurate. Measure the two components by volume on a 1 to 1
basis i.e. 100ml resin to 100ml hardener. If measuring by weight is preferred
work on the basis of 100grams resin to 90 grams hardener pro rata.
Pour the hardener first then
add the resin. Stir the liquids thoroughly until all traces of cloudiness and
streaks have completely disappeared. Scraping the sides and base of mixing pot
and transferring to a second container and stirring is best practice for
consistently good results and minimum waste.
If any pebbles or other items
are used ensure they are clean dry and dust free. Do not attempt to drop into
the poured resin mix as splashes may occur spoiling the finished appearance.
Move the submerged pebbles gently to dislodge large air bubbles then insert the
silk flower stems as desired. If necessary they may need temporarily wiring
together whilst the resin sets. Allow to stand for 24-48 hours undisturbed in a
warm place (between 18 and 25ēC).
Do not allow your set vase
displays to experience extremes of heat and cold for a very small risk of glass
fracture may occur.
Do not mix in excess of 1
Litre at a time as excessive self generated heat (exotherm) may cause some
General Information & Safety Data
Contact with eyes or skin may
cause irritation. Avoid excessive breathing of fumes and ensure workplace is
Always wear protective gloves
and glasses. These liquids are toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause adverse
effects in the aquatic environment.
unused material away from children and pets.
In case of contact with eyes
rinse with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Physical & mechanical properties
given for a temperature of 22ēC.
Resin: Clear liquid,
viscosity of 1,000 mPas.
Hardener: Clear liquid, viscosity
of 150 mPas.
Mixture: Clear liquid,
viscosity of 300 to 450 mPas.
Hardness: 70 Shore A (1+1 mix).
Elongation at break: 98% for the 1+1 mix.
Tensile strength: 18 MPa
Flexural strength: 15 MPa
The optimal mechanical
properties will be reached after 21 days at 20ēC or 15H at 60ēC.
Resin is crystalline and/or opaque. Storage at below 10ēC
Sit resin container in medium
hot water or on a radiator and agitate contents frequently until it becomes
clear again. It can now be used as per instructions.
Only when liquid does resin
react to low storage temperatures in this way, when properly catalysed and fully
cured the resin retains its clarity.
Uncured after 24 to 48 hours:
Wrong mixing ratio and/or low temperature.
The mixture gets hot: High temperature and/or
too much mixture was prepared.
Air bubbles entrapped: Mixing was
too fast and did not have time to release air.
Sticky, greasy surface: Humidity level
is too high.
PACKING & STORAGE
Shelf life is one year in
sealed containers as provided. Keep containers sealed and away from heat and
HEALTH & SAFETY
This product is a modern
formulation of the safest epoxy chemicals available. It is however advised to
follow basic rules such as avoiding skin contact, wear masks when producing
dust. Please read our standard health and safety sheet for more information. In
case of eye contamination, wash with water and seek medical advice.