ArtResin is the most popular brand of clear epoxy resin used by resin artists worldwide.
ArtResin is ASTM certified (D-4236) non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable, as there are no VOCs / fumes produced. It is safe for home use and safe for kids to use. ArtResin has only a low odour and is applicator friendly. It is however recommended that you work in a well ventilated area. If ventilation is poor, please wear a respirator.
With its superior anti-yellowing properties, ArtResin is ideal for clear coating of artworks. It can also be mixed with resin pigments for resin pours. This resin can be readily pigmented by the addition of any resin pigments sold in our online store. Adding a drop of resi-BLAST will aid in creating cells and lacing effects.
As it dries soft, it may not be suitable for castings of small or thin items as such jewellery pendants (will bend a lot when cured). Hence, we recommend using ArtResin only for artwork coating and resin pours.
1:1 mix ratio
Non-toxic and VOC-free
Odour-free and solvent-free
Strong yellowing resistance - Contains UV stabiliser and HALS
Fully cured resin (please wait for 72 hours for a full cure) is safe for incidental and direct contact with food (e.g. serving), but not suitable for food preparation (e.g. cooking, cutting).
The ASTM D-4236 certification affords us anFDA-exemption for incidental and direct contact with food.
Difference between ArtResin, totalCAST and UltraCAST:
As compared to totalCAST and UltraCAST, ArtResin cures the softest, so we do not recommend using this for casting of small or thin objects.
ArtResin is less viscous (thinner) than totalCAST and more viscous (thicker) than UltraCAST. If you find UltraCAST too fluid and totalCAST too thick, this might be the right resin for you.
ArtResin has a longer working time than totalCAST, but a shorter working time than UltraCAST. If you find totalCAST cures too fast for you, we usually recommend using UltraCAST. However, if you find UltraCAST cures too slow, (which may cause colours to overlap and flow more as it takes longer to dry), this might be the right resin for you.
Similar to totalCAST, ArtResin is not resistant to high temperatures. UltraCAST would be the most suitable for making items required for the placement of very hot objects on its surface.
For more information on the differences between UltraCast and totalCAST, please visit our FAQ page (scroll down to the resin section).