The search for non-yellowing epoxy resin continuesPosted on 01 Nov 17:12
Note: Non-yellowing UPDATE here... also below is yellowing test data from Atlas labs (Sept 2016)
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 non-yellowing properties. 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!
We want to see what ArtResin would look like after 10 years in the sun!
Stay tuned and keep your eye on ArtResin.com 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, no respirator required, safe for home use)
* 1:1 mixing ratio
* self-leveling, easy to use
* exceptional non-yellowing 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.