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The preparation

Is it possible to work epoxy resin by significantly reducing the waste produced by the creation of our works?

The answer is yes…

The preparation

Is it possible to work epoxy resin by significantly reducing the waste produced by the creation of our works?

The answer is yes…

My assessment: too much waste!

Why?

Today we’re going to talk about preparation accessories.

Because we use several disposable cups and sticks to mix fluids, at least one per color, and very often additional cups and sticks to measure and mix the basic components.

Today we’re going to talk about preparation accessories.

Because we use several disposable cups and sticks to mix fluids, at least one per color, and very often additional cups and sticks to measure and mix the basic components.

Lets talk more specifically, in our field about Epoxy resin

When designing a fabric, we must use a cup for each component of the mixture, one for the resin and one for the hardener.

Then we need a large measuring cup to mix the two parts together according to a proportion established by the manufacturer. See our article; How to mix resin and epoxy?

When designing a fabric, we must use a cup for each component of the mixture, one for the resin and one for the hardener.

Then we need a large measuring cup to mix the two parts together according to a proportion established by the manufacturer. See our article; How to mix resin and epoxy?

That’s not all!

If the work we want to create has several colors, here again, we will take a small container for each of these colors without forgetting the unique sticks to each mix. See article: How to mix colors with resin mixture?

And sometimes, depending on the technique chosen, other containers will be used to overlay the colors already mixed before pouring on the canvas.

If the work we want to create has several colors, here again, we will take a small container for each of these colors without forgetting the unique sticks to each mix. See article: How to mix colors with resin mixture?

And sometimes, depending on the technique chosen, other containers will be used to overlay the colors already mixed before pouring on the canvas.

Where do all these containers end up?  In the garbage, of course…

In a few minutes, it is easy to send a dozen plastic or cardboard cups and the same number of coffee sticks to the dump.

Here I am not talking about the glasses that are used to keep the canvas raised on the work table, which are also in the garbage because they were soiled during creation.

*** Note that normally recyclable materials are no longer recyclable when soiled by products such as epoxy. ***

In a few minutes, it is easy to send a dozen plastic or cardboard cups and the same number of coffee sticks to the dump.

Here I am not talking about the glasses that are used to keep the canvas raised on the work table, which are also in the garbage because they were soiled during creation.

*** Note that normally recyclable materials are no longer recyclable when soiled by products such as epoxy. ***

The solution!

Here are the results of my product and accessory tests: The use of reusable accessories is possible. Silicone is an excellent material that allows the recovery of worn epoxy hardened, simply and cleanly.

The soft silicone cup is very interesting. It comes in several sizes. I favour straight containers that do not have the shape of a wine glass, because mixing and emptying are easier and especially recovery following drying is less tedious.

Here are the results of my product and accessory tests: The use of reusable accessories is possible. Silicone is an excellent material that allows the recovery of worn epoxy hardened, simply and cleanly.

The soft silicone cup is very interesting. It comes in several sizes. I favour straight containers that do not have the shape of a wine glass, because mixing and emptying are easier and especially recovery following drying is less tedious.

Here are some image examples of our silicone products

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