Is Epoxy Resin Toxic?

Is Epoxy Resin Toxic?

Frequently, we are asked, “Is epoxy resin toxic?”. In this article, we have decided to provide a comprehensive answer on how to protect oneself from potential risks associated with the use of resin.

But before we begin, let’s clarify a fundamental concept: once catalysed and solid, epoxy resin is 100% safe. ResinPro ensures a certificate of non-toxicity and safety for skin contact on all its products based on strict quality standards.

When the resin is still liquid, however, it is crucial to recognise the potential risks associated with its use and take necessary precautions to ensure a completely safe experience.

We routinely handle liquids and potentially hazardous chemicals, such as bleach, degreasers, detergents, etc. In these cases, it is important to exercise the utmost caution and adhere to some basic rules for a simple and safe user experience.

Epoxy Resin: Protection Devices

Before diving into the world of resin creations and art, it is crucial to carefully prepare the work area. Here are some essential tips for a safe and successful project:

  • Always wear gloves (preferably nitrile) and long-sleeved shirts to protect your skin from direct contact with resin.
  • Use a mask with activated carbon filters to prevent inhalation of vapors released during the mixing and application process.
  • Protect your eyes with safety goggles to guard against any splashes or sprays.
  • Choose a well-ventilated place, preferably a large space or an area with ample air circulation, preferably indoors.
  • Ensure that the work area is as dust-free as possible, as any particle can compromise the final quality of your work surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to protect your work surfaces with old newspapers or heavy plastic tablecloths; your furniture will thank you!

How to use epoxy resin:

Is Epoxy Resin Toxic?

The proper application of epoxy resin requires some precautions.

Start with precise dosing of components A and B, strictly adhering to the recommended proportions on the packaging. Mix the two components slowly for a few minutes, from bottom to top, to avoid air bubbles or unwanted splashes.

Before applying the resin to the mould or desired surface, you can use special colourants or other decorations to make your work even more beautiful. During this process, continue to wear PPE – gloves, mask, and safety goggles – to ensure constant protection.

How to remove resin from hands and surfaces:

After completing your project, it is important to preserve the tools.

Remove resin from your tools using absorbent paper, and to clean any residue, use specific solvents or isopropyl alcohol.

If any resin residue accidentally ends up on your skin, remove it with a sponge or cloth, rubbing carefully until completely eliminated.

So, is epoxy resin toxic?

Once the resin is completely dry, it no longer poses any danger. You can enjoy your artwork without worry, knowing that you have followed all the necessary safety procedures.

But it is essential to approach its use with the utmost safety awareness. Investing in suitable protective devices and following recommended procedures will ensure a pleasant and safe experience, allowing you to admire your masterpiece without any fear.

Remember: safety first!

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