Moulding, coating, laminating, supporting with synthetic resin
Synthetic resins are usually two-component systems consisting of the resin itself and a suitable hardener. After mixing, curing takes place through a chemical reaction that releases heat (exothermic reaction). All the synthetic resins you get at bildhau cure at room temperature (20 °C). The room temperature and the humidity in the working room can significantly influence the curing behaviour of the individual compounds. As a rule, the compounds should not be processed at temperatures below 15 °C; a temperature of about 18 °C to 25 °C is optimal in order not to disturb the curing processes.
Synthetic resins include casting resins and gel coats based on polyester resin, epoxy resin or polyurethane resin. Polyester resin and epoxy resin are transparent. Acrylic resin is also a synthetic resin, but has a plaster-like appearance. Instead of a hardener, a mineral powder is added to the acrylic resin. The synthetic resins have different properties and are therefore suitable for very different applications.> read more