Enamelling Fact Sheet
CHEMSET® epoxy resin systems are easy to use and contain no solvents or other volatile substances that cause environmental damage.
CHEMSET® enamelling resins can be used for jewellery making, either doming or casting. Items can be embedded into CHEMSET® enamel provided they are dried first.
Careful mixing and weighing of the material will produce beautiful clear resin every time.
Most of the CHEMSET® resins need to be measured at a ratio of 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by weight.
Place a mixing cup onto scales that weigh in increments of 0.01g. Pour in your resin, halve this weight and add that much hardener. Mix the resin and hardener together carefully, without beating in air, but thoroughly. Scrape the sides and bottom of the container to make sure it is all mixed together.
Leave to stand for 5 minutes to let any air bubbles disperse. Once mixed together you have approximately 45 to 60 minutes in which to use the resin. This is called the pot life.
Your room should have a minimum temperature of 18oC and this must be maintained for 16 hours until your item is cured.
Use the type A resins with the type A hardeners and the type B resins with the type B hardeners.
The shelf life will be at least 6 months if stored at a temperature of 15 – 25oC in original, closed, containers out of sunlight.