totalCAST (Total cast) Clear Art Casting Resin

Eli-Chem Resins totalCAST (Total cast) Clear Art Casting Resin

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totalCAST Clear Art Resin is a revolutionary hybrid polymer that produces an optically clear, high gloss finish

totalCAST Art Resin has been ASTM certified non-hazardous and non-toxic. UV Resistance: totalCAST utilises hybrid technology to inhibit yellowing.

The totalCAST range contains a quick and easy mix pack for single use application. The one-use 200g TwinPack sachets are designed for the resin art novice who wants a quick & easy solution for their first resin adventure, or for the experienced user who has a small requirement.

This epoxy resin system is used to coat and seal artwork on canvas, wood, MDF, glass, perspex, concrete, metals etc. The product can be applied by pouring, brush or roller. The excellent clarity & optical transparency makes the resin ideally suited for the protection and decoration of paintings, sculptures and collages, photos and prints, wood and timber artefacts (clocks and puzzles etc), pendants, bangles and other jewellery items, flower-setting and paperweights. This formulation represents cutting edge polymeric technology and was developed to offer unrivalled user friendliness and a crystal clear result every time.

Key advantages:

  • 1:1 mixing ratio by volume or weight
  • Non toxic and VOC free
  • Odour free and solvent free
  • Built in air release agents and moisture scavengers
  • BPA (Bisphenol) free
  • UV Stable, no need for HALS or UV blockers

Pack Sizes

totalCAST comes in 5 pack sizes so you can buy exactly the right amount for your project. To help you choose the correct kit please see the coverage guide below, then make your selection from the drop down list above. The exact coverage will depend on how thick you want your resin coating and the type of media you are covering.

The bangle image above is courtesy of Tali Iserles at Tallulah Does the Hula

totalCAST Pack SizeCoverage at 0.5 mm thick
   
   
500g Tester 0.715 m²
2 kg Kit 2.86 m²
4 kg Kit 5.72 m²
10 kg Kit 14.30 m²
50 kg Kit 71.50 m²

Mixing

The mixing ratio must be accurately followed to achieve perfect results. It is not possible to change the ratio which would result in the resin not drying properly and lower mechanical properties.

The mixed components should be thoroughly stirred for 3-4 minutes to ensure an even consistency. Epoxy systems tend to heat up in a pot than as a thin film, only mix the amount needed for use within the pot life of the product.

For the 200ml Twin Pack, simply open the pre-filled pouch, remove the separator clip, knead the two parts together for 2 minutes, cut a corner and pour. The Twin Pack will cover 0.4m² @ 0.5mm thick. Mixed product can not be saved for future use.

Application

The product can be applied by pouring from the mixing vessel, by brush or roller. The mixed resin can be tinted with our resi-TINT pigments, resi-METAL or resi-TINT+ Metallic Powders to make your artwork pop. resi-BLAST will add stunning cells and effects.

Health & Safety

Although our resins are formulated with the most modern and safest epoxy chemicals available, all epoxy resins are chemicals and should be managed and handled with proactive safety hygiene and responsible care.

  • Always wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream)
  • Wear a respirator when sanding partially-cured resin
  • It is advisable to work in a well ventilated room
  • We advise the use of safety goggles
  • Avoid skin contact (if resin gets on skin wash with plenty of soap & water)
  • DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while working
  • In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately

Adding inks/paints/mica powder/glitter to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable.

Application

The product can be applied by pouring from the mixing vessel or by brush or roller. The mixed resin can be tinted with our resi-TINT pigments, resi-METAL or resi-TINT+ Metallic Powders to make your artwork pop.

Specifications

Mix ratio    by weight: 100 parts resin to 100 parts hardener  by volume: 100 parts resin to 100 parts hardener 
  Surfaces   canvas, wood, MDF, glass, perspex, concrete & metal
  Curing time    touch dry in 3/4 hours at 23°C, full cure in 5-7 days
  Coverage   1 litre of the mixed product will cover 1.43m²@ 0.5 mm thick (1kg = 1 litre)  No more than 3 kgs in one pour
  Pot Life   10-15 minutes at 23°C (250g mixed mass)
  Shelf life   one year in sealed containers

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