Deep Cast - Deep Casting Epoxy Resin for River Tables
Our Deep Cast Clear Casting Resin has been especially formulated for deep casting in one pour making it ideal for resin river tables, also known as resin live edge tables. You may view the video below or download this guide to learn how to make a river table.
Deep Cast is an unaccelerated clear epoxy casting resin system, which offers a long open time for bubble removal and precise article placement. It also avoids high exothermic reaction and the resulting shrinkage after curing.
Perfect for resin river tables
Inbuilt UV inhibitors
Water clear casting resin
Mix and pour up to 12 litres or up to 50mm deep in one pour
Excellent visual properties
This resin can be readily pigmented by the addition of any resin pigments sold in our online store.
Deep Cast has a temperature resistance of 55-60°C. However, by virtue of the fact that most castings are thick (>3cm), this acts as an effective heat dissipation. Hence, Deep Cast will accept objects with a higher temperature without sticking, or leaving rings / marks on the surface.
The mixing ratio must be accurately followed to achieve perfect results. It is not possible to change the ratio which would result in the resin not drying properly and lower mechanical properties.
2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume provides a hard casting once cured. Pour the hardener first and then the resin. The mixed components should be thoroughly stirred for 3-4 minutes to ensure an even consistency. The maximum volume that can be poured in one go is 12 litres.
The mixed resin can be readily pigmented by the addition of any resin pigments sold in our online store. It can then be poured into a mould, made of plastic or silicone rubber. Moulding can be carried out by gravity or under vacuum. Temperature should be between 18-25ºC with humidity level below 70%. A 2:1 mix will provide a hard casting suitable for manufacture of fancy shapes, decorative items etc. Once the resin is mixed and poured into the mould gently pass warm air from a heat gun or hair dryer on slowest speed setting, this will assist in removal of any bubbles generated during mixing.
This resin is not intended for use by children. Resin Play will not be liable for any damages or allergy reactions caused from using this product. Users are advised to follow product usage instructions and wear personal protective equipment. For more information you may refer to this guide.
Health & Safety:
Although our resins are formulated with the most modern and safest epoxy chemicals available, all epoxy resins are chemicals and should be managed and handled with proactive safety hygiene and responsible care.
Always wear nitrile gloves (or use a specialist resin barrier cream)
Wear a respirator when sanding partially-cured resin
It is advisable to work in a well ventilated room
We advise the use of safety goggles
Avoid skin contact (if resin gets on skin wash with plenty of soap & water)
DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while working
In case of eye contamination wash with plenty of water for 15 minutes and consult medical advice immediately
Adding inks/paints/mica powder/glitter to epoxy resin will change its properties and may reduce its non-toxicity. If you use alcohol inks DO NOT use a flame to remove bubbles, as alcohol is flammable.