2:1 Epoxy Resins are by far the most popular resins for arts and crafters. Buy why? And which others are available? Firstly, let's have a look at what casting resins are available.
> 2:1 Epoxy Casting Resins
> Polyester Casting Resins
> Polyurethane Casting Resins
> 1:1 Epoxy Casting Resins
With such a range available, each type of casting has their own merits and downsides. We'll take a look at each type below!
Polyester resins consist of a resin and a small amount of catalyst. The main downside of polyester resins is the miniscule 2% catalyst addition. This is added to cure the resin, and the small percentage can often prove difficult for users to get right. Polyesters also have a strong odour. On the other side, these resins are quite cheap, and for that reason are used by some.
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