Epoxy Resin Wood and Canvas Test Posted on 03 Jun 12:10
This is test # 24,540... or something like that! I wish we had numbered and documented our tests in a more professional matter. Who knew there'd be so many! This testing has been a very organic process where we review the newest formula contender, provide feedback to our chemists and wait for the next samples. We have tested resins from all corners of the earth over the years, and we've finally ended up in Texas! Many times in this process I have been tempted to say, "good enough," but if I wouldn't use this product on my own art then the testing and tweaking must continue. I really think that now, finally, we have that product!
In all transparency, we have had to come to accept that at least minimal yellowing and aging is just part of being on planet earth. Even glass gets brittle and discolors after generations. Everything returns to dust. Likewise, our new formula isn't an exception to this scientific rule, BUT I can say that we have really done our best given that, and we've come up with something superior to everything currently on the market. ArtResin™ includes 2 additional chemicals that complete the molecular structures so that UV light cannot easily complete those open polymer chains.
For the latest tests, we prepared 16 panels: 8 canvases and 8 wooden supports coated in water- based acrylic.
The canvas allowed for us to test the flexibility of the cured resin. Here are some photos!
Please stay tuned as we prepare to launch this new ArtResin™ product!