Crystallization of Epoxy Resin

Crystallization of Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin (Component A), when exposed to temperatures below +15 °C, can crystallize if it has been stored in cold conditions or transported during the winter months. This is a normal occurrence with pure, purified resins. This process is reversible and is characterized by cloudiness, the formation of flakes, or white sediment at the bottom of the container.

If you notice cloudiness, flakes, or sediment in the resin, it is necessary to address this issue. During work, all components should be homogeneous and transparent.

How to thaw the Epoxy Resin?

Simply heat the resin to 50 °C. We recommend placing the bottle containing the resin (Component A only) with white sediment or cloudiness in an airtight zip-lock bag (if available, or without it), and then placing it in a large pot, bucket, or container filled with hot water (70-80 °C). Leave it in the hot water bath for approximately 30-40 minutes until the cloudiness or visible white inclusions are completely eliminated.

IMPORTANT: The process only occurs if the resin is heated to 50 °C. Lower temperatures will not have the desired effect.

Be careful not to let water enter the bottle with the resin, as it will spoil the product!

You should not work with the resin while it is still warm. Allow Component A to cool down before starting your work.

It's best to check the clarity of the warmed resin by pouring it into a transparent cup.

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