The search for non-yellowing epoxy resin continues


Note: Non-yellowing UPDATE here... also below is yellowing test data from Atlas labs (Sept 2016)

Learn about how our 6 month UV yellowing test panned out.


It's November 2012 and we have been on a mission for nearly 3 years now (!!!!) to find a chemist who will work with us to develop an epoxy resin with a 1:1 ratio, no VOCs and exceptional, longterm protection against yellowing. The first 2 items on that list have been relatively easy to obtain.. the non-yellowing part has been very difficult.

Our searches have lead to testing samples from China, Taiwan, India, Canada and across the USA. Despite promises of formulae being non-yellowing, we have had no success. BUT ArtResin is getting closer. We have now teamed up with an amazing epoxy resin manufacturing team in Texas who see the value in this product. We are on round 2 of UV testing and have narrowed it down to the top half-dozen or so. Here is the latest UV test in our research and development. We left these samples in the Texas sun for 30 days! 

ArtResin latest UV test

We want to see what ArtResin would look like after 10 years in the sun!

Stay tuned and keep your eye on to follow along.


September 2016 UPDATE:

We officially launched our new ArtResin formula in March of 2015 after developing a formula that met all of our specifications:

* non-toxic (no VOCs, no fumes, safe for home use when used as directed in a well ventilated area)
* 1:1 mixing ratio
* self-leveling, easy to use
* exceptional longterm clarity and UV protection

To make this formula possible, we had to source the purest raw materials from all over the world. As a result, there is no filler, no diluents, no solvents.. just a pure, clear, clean product. We put it to the test alongside 16 other epoxy resins on the market, and ArtResin came out on top :) We're proud!

Want to see the details on this data, from Atlas labs? Read more here.


About the author: Dave Zak

Hi, I'm Dave, a Canadian-based entrepreneur. I was born an artist and I love to tinker and create things. After studying art and working in marketing, I founded ArtResin in 2008 in response to the toxic and yellowing resin products that were giving me headaches and ruining my artwork.