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RIVER CAST EPOXY RESIN STARTER KIT

RIVER CAST EPOXY RESIN STARTER KIT

Regular price $139.00 AUD
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This kit provides a budget friendly way to get into casting epoxy resin & timber, providing you with the fundamentals for make river tables.

Kit includes:

  • 1.5L Health Of Mind Art river cast epoxy resin
  • 1 x 50g metallic pigment paste
  • 1 x wood slab aprox 510x250x25mm
  • 1 x mixing kit ~ 2L callibrated mixing cup, 3 stir sticks, 1 pair or nitrile gloves

This kit is an entry level starter kit and will require you to make your own mould. You will need a saw and an orbital sander to cut and sand the board to your requirements. Finishing oils are available separately.

RIVER CAST is a clear casting epoxy resin system with a low viscosity, low exotherm & superior air release. Specifically designed for deep casting applications, including river tables, casting, and embedding that require thick clear pours. Once mixed and poured bubbles will begin to disperse on their own thanks to excellent bubble dispersion properties, however can be aided with heat (heat gun/butane torch etc).

Benefits of River Cast include:

  • Simple 2:1 Mix ratio by volume
  • Excellent UV stability
  • Water clear in Colour
  • Excellent clarity and Transparency
  • Low Viscosity
  • Low Exotherm (Peak 38 Degrees Celsius at 450mins)
  • Low Odour & Low VOC
  • Slow Curing (48-72 hours depending on pour thickness) with long pot life of more than 280 minutes (21 Degrees Celsius)
  • 50mm - 100mm in one pour
  • Australian Made

 

Usage Advice: The low viscosity of this system makes for excellent self levelling applications & ideal to blend with a variety of pigments (we use & recommend Health Of Mind Art Pigments). The low exotherm created by the slower materials of this system, allows the casting of larger and thicker parts without bubbles or cracking. After initial cure of 48-72 hours (varies depending on total thickness poured and ambient temperature), River Cast can be de-moulded in 72-96 hours & is fully cured in 10 -14 days. Once fully cured it features a high heat resistance of up to 110 Degrees Celsius.

Cover working area with cardboard or plastic. The surface to be coated should be dry and free of contaminants.

For best results, pour at temperatures between 19-20 Degrees C and below 70% humidity. Like most deep cast resins. Air bubbles may form on the surface. Air bubble release is greatly enhanced by use of a heat gun or gas torch.

Care should be taken to avoid over heating in one spot – sweep the heat gun continuously across the surface for a few seconds. The mixed product should be cured in a warm, dust free area, and should be covered with a box

Please Note: 

Deep Cast Resins are environment dependant. Temperature is critical and therefore environment control is highly recommended. For optimal results, do not pour large volumes outside of the recommended temperature and humidity ranges. If you can not pour under idea conditions, smaller layered pours are recommended.

Once material has cured, it can be sanded or mechanically processed as required.

This deep cast resin can be tinted with HEALTH OF MIND pigments to achieve a vibrant finish.

Mixing Volume: The cure speed of this product depends greatly upon the volume of product mixed. This product is specifically designed for large volume mixes. Thin casts or applications as a coating will exhibit a longer cure time.

Shelf Life: 12mths @ 25 degrees C unopened

Max Depth Per Pour: This deep cast resin is a slow speed casting system specifically designed for a low exotherm for deep pours (50-100mm thick in a single pour) conditions dependent.

River Cast is supplied in kits containing both Part A & Part B. SDS available on request. 

Shipping

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Returns

If you change your mind & no longer wish to own any product that has been purchased from Futura Designs the goods may be returned within 7 days from the date of receiving item if delivery was selected, or 7 days from purchase date in store. You are responsible for the cost of return freight. Some exclusions apply.

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