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No, I’m guessing this would not work .. that is, I know it wouldn’t work with polyester resin because the powdered Styrofoam would dissolve in it and no doubt affect the setting of the resin in the process. It sinks down. My issue is that I am trying to pour a crystal clear resin over rough barn wood to be used as a counter top. Marble is commonly available in various particle sizes and the coarser versions can also reproduce some of the surface sparkle of carved marble. The thick CA glue has a high viscosity that allows filling of large voids and gaps. Have a look at new info I’ve put in the article, particularly re ‘Milled carbon fibre’ at the end of the list. If absorbed into Part A first the risk is that Part B may not have a chance to combine with it all. with the Polycraft one. I guess, unless you know different, a non-ferrous metal filler like copper filings would be required but what would be the effect on the other characteristics I require and how much filler would I be able to add per litre of resin? Please give your contact details, I will try to short out your problems. All of the following are basically just different versions of calcium carbonate, either naturally occurring and processed, or manufactured. This I don’t really know .. not having used either of the fillers you mention. Model who wants 'world's fattest vagina' shares snap of herself without fillers A 24-year-old model has undergone a dramatic transformation with the help of plastic surgery and fillers. Haven’t ordered it yet, but, it is sold in a 4 0z package and is way too expensive for my needs. Because the particles are hollow the material is very light and because they’re spherical resin will remain fairly pourable even with a high proportion of Fillite. Mica is used for this purpose in many ‘metallic’ paints. There will be voltage, magnetic fields and heat to take into consideration. I’m afraid Jeff that you’re asking the wrong person. Why not keep with the cement-based media, since these is designed for survival outdoors? Hello David, David, good site with lots of useful info We are using baryte but it is causing problems. The problem is with filler and we are not able to make out, what could be present in the filler that could cause immediate curing and how it could be tested. Resin capsules/ cartridges are used in rock bolting during tunneling and mines. . On the whole almost anything which is completely dry and inert (i.e. I imagine that either talc, marble dust, chalk etc. We also have a range of glass powders that also might be suitable as a functional fille rfor your resins systems. Obtainable £29.94 per 10kg; £2.77 per 500g, £10.33 per 2.5kg. But you will have to do a test. Resin gives me the ability to replicate my designs quickly but the resin on its own is too brittle. I am not really clear on the difference. Another  of the main reasons for adding fillers is to make the cast material easier to machine or sand, in other words basically weakening it, and this is particularly true of polyurethane. a filler-mediated occlusion of the central retinal artery. Can you please suggest the best chemical additives for polyester resin body filler nd their concentrations. At Dryden Aqua we process 40,000 tonnes of glass per into fine high grade powders from 10 microns up to 1000 microns. Ideally I want the end product to be fairly robust. .. and of course MEKP catalyst. What type of resin to use? If you read the information for the various fillers offered on suppliers’ websites you’ll see reference made to using fillers to cut costs, alter appearance, alter weight, to make thicker etc. sell their own ‘fumed silica’ and recommend adding just 0.7-1% by weight to make a non-slump liquid, 2-3% to make gel-like or slightly more than 3% to make a filler paste. But many fillers such as Fillite and the various ‘glass bubble’ types have been developed with smooth or spherical particles, which means that they affect the flow and viscosity of resin much less. I’m not too bothered about discolouration caused by oxidisation of the copper or brass filler however the fact that it does oxidise when encased in polyester resin gives me some concern that the casting may not be impervious to air. I am thinking of trying 1/2 chop fiberglass, but, i know that won’t keep it crystal clear, just not sure how translucent it will get? Would be curious to know if you could offer advise on adding filler to food contact products. Have a look at this first. mixing process? Thank you for this fantastic source of information! The Part A ‘resin’ component of most 2-part polyurethane resins comes with a certain amount of filler … Thanks for your reply David. But how would it affect the gel time? I’m using polyurethane resin, I gave the cement a try but it didn’t work that we’ll…. You will find it here Another one I’d recommend is Tomps Fast Cast (slow set version) with pot-life of 7-8 minutes. What quantity do I send, 10 kg, 20kg? Information on the different types of filler available is contained in the article ‘All About Fillers’. I am searching for a low cost resin to consolidate this ash. Obtainable £5.26 per 2.5kg, £24.38 per 25kg. Adding the milled fibres to epoxy casting resin can improve an already high performance cast plastic into an incredibly strong composite with mechanical properties to rival the toughest thermoplastics for strength and durability.”, Obtainable £14.70 per 400g, £54.60 per 2kg, Pingback: Best UK Resin Stone Supplier | Health, I was planning on making resin masks and got something called perlite filler would this be good stuff to use it seems wrong as it is like little beads and not powder and there are no instructions on how to use it with the resin. Metal powders in polyester resin will be affected by ‘the elements’ .. both will turn verdigris. The polymer will also help it to stick to steel reinforcement structures. I’ve shown, for example in my post Filling polyurethane resin with used tea or coffee from May 1 2013 or in the article Using plaster as a filler in this section, that choices of filler aren’t limited to those recommended or marketed. What would be the ratio? Remember though that as a general rule resin will not like anything containing moisture or active chemicals. Could you explain a bit more? Shop the best in fiberglass repair materials from WEST SYSTEM, Evercoat® and 3M. Araldite 2014-1, Araldite 2015, polyester and vinylester (aka Derakane) and standard laminating epoxy. While you’re at it .. have you tried flour .. or icing sugar? I know that capsules filled with resin are used in some forms of construction as fixings .. but surely this would not be polyester resin? .. and if the results are interesting please tell me about them! I am hoping to make durable terrain for miniature wargaming. I forgot to say in the last reply but I thought afterwards there may also be a problem re the PU foaming because of slight water content in the plaster .. it being hygroscopic? Obviously kits consist of individual parts. Hello I can’t give you an answer because polypropylene is an ‘industrial’ plastic, a thermoplastic which needs industrial-scale heat and pressure to work with it. Would you be interested to try some? 5 out of 5 stars (5,069) 5,069 reviews. This differs from regular sand in that it’s pure limestone (calcium carbonate) with no silica which means that casts can be more easily tooled afterwards. Of the most commonly used fillers .. at a guess Fillite, glass microspheres, talc and marble dust .. only the last two can improve strength (impact resistance or surface hardness) when added in the right ratio and then it depends on which resin is being used. Can you please tell me the procedure of adding Talc to manufacture polypropylene? .. so if you’re happy to send me some (i.e a kilo or so) I can at least do some small tests with the resins I have? could be used to make a polyester paste, possibly also kaolin and even fine sawdust .. though I haven’t made these up myself. But if you want thicker, you can may pour it in layers by letting each dry and then pouring another the following day. I need to make a kg at a time and keep the cost down. Resin kits build differently than injection-molded kits and sometimes unexpected problems arise. But there’s no polyester resin giving an hour’s working time as far as I know .. do you know of one? Luckily Manoj Kumar has replied to your previous enquiry here. Thoughts? my special product’ s CS (MPa) is 100 within an hour and setting time 30 sec to 300 seconds. I have adjusted prices to include VAT as I always do and the last update was November 2019. That sort of solves the query, doesn’t it? The contributor uses lentils as filler but I’m not sure I’d want to use these as when sanding the back of the hold to a flat surface the lentils would probably become exposed and subsequently absorb moisture (I will be fitting outdoors). ….so that i can finish the casting. See my article ‘Making hollow casts in open or ‘closed’ moulds’ which you will find under ‘Mouldmaking and casting’ in the ‘Methods’ section. There is no problem in setting time and mechanical properties of the resin capsule. When added to polyester, vinyl ester or epoxy resins these materials can minimize resin drainage from vertical surfaces, increase bonding properties, reduce the cost of the resin mix, improve abrasion resistance or improve sanding properties, reduce or increase the mixed weight and lower shrinkage rates. Shop online for 26 hobby and craft putty / filler at discounts up to 26%.Plastic is the most popular of the 3 hobby and craft putty / filler categories, then Wood, and Microballoon. It will not increase the density though .. After a gap filler has solidified, you can apply different techniques to ensure the surface between the two bridged parts is as seamless as possible. Sorry for the long explanation and thank you tons in advance for the attention. I want to create a bio plastic which is flexible. I don’t want to invest in a lot of colorants. I was wondering if you think it might be possible to use 100% of polyurethane up to 5mm in the mould and let that set and then file the rest with a polyurethane and fillite mix. Your intentions re marble simulation sound right! Cost is £0.5 / kg supplied in 25 kg sacks, minimum 1000 kg. You explain well. You agreed to send me a small sample and I sent you my postal address by email. Certainly if you want a dark metallic look a common method is to mix a fairly high proportion of real metal powder with the resin and apply this as the first thin coating in the mould. It could work though. I’ve included some of them at the end of the following list. My instinct is that it should work because it should stay chemically inert (therefore not affecting the setting of the resin) unless combined with water. I would recommend you try Fillite anyway, and see what happens .. that’s all I can say. Gap fillers and how to use them. Qcels also sand easier. Do you have any experience with Acrylic systems? I have seen in the US one company advertises a clear epoxy putty. Model-Pro contains zero solvents making it virtually odorless and user friendly. Exercise extreme caution when using hobby knives – change blades often, and always cut with the blade facing AWAY from yourself. And, they will have to mimic the look and feel of concrete, although for the lighting I’m not opposed to a reduction in weight. Thank you! Can you suggest me the process that how to properly mix and pour and cast this material? Also if I need to paint these objects, what is the best approach to doing so? Easy Flo 60 works well with fillers as it is very low viscosity (60 CPS) and has a high impact resistance. | Raw Material Suppliers. This is particularly the case when adding a filler which has some absorbency such as sawdust. I figured if I could find a way to thicken the resin, it would move slow enough that it would stay mostly on the surface and remain thicker in depth. We can make any particle size to suit an application as long as it is in sufficient quantity. My question is what sort of texture and colour effect (when dyes area added) result when fillers are added. I was considering using rosin and beeswax, and it seems that some people who are working with rosin add charcoal to this mixture. The specific fillers can provide lower shrinkage, higher compressive strengths, better metal forming properties, or other characteristics suited to a particular use. Model Filler and Model Putty These can be used to fill in any small air bubbles or gaps between components. This is a waste product from my thermal drying process for drilling mud. I’m afraid I don’t have the specialist knowledge to help you with that. I’m interested in producing the lighting, and perhaps other items, using the casting method rather than hand sculpting. Since normal talc thickens resin quickly it is excellent for making a filler paste (such as normally bought for car body filling) even with polyurethane resin, although working time in this case is very brief! Recently we faced a strange and regular problem. A magnet is embedded into a resin model with glue and epoxy gap filler (Apoxie Sculpt). Also, fillers need to be chemically ‘inert’, not affecting the chemical reactions in the curing resin, and I’m not sure that collagen would be. At least, that’s what I’ve always assumed up to now. .. there’s potential here perhaps! FRIGATE UPSTREAM & ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED. There are only basically two pourable types of polyester resin .. this one, and the less clear, slightly beige-coloured ‘general purpose’ (sometimes called ‘multi-purpose’) commonly used in fibreglassing work. Apparently the presence of a filler in resin will subdue the exothermic heat build-up, consequently slowing the reaction down which reduces the shrinkage rate. My main worry is that the two won’t bond together and may separate over time. Any ideas??? Many thanks for this Ralph! I’ve often thought of trying the same with the various plasters and cements I’ve got, but haven’t got around to it. This is the case for example when using ordinary talc. The hold will be cast using polyester resin and I would be hoping to obtain a fairly vibrant finish using suitable pigments. The forms can be made almost shatter-proof if you give them an inner filling of resin mixed with chopped glass-fibre strands. ‘Noblite’ is just one brand name but there are many others. Can be used as a resin by itself if catalysed. As a general rule, the finer the filler powder the quicker it will thicken the mix i.e. I assume by PP you mean polypropylene? Hello, I am wondering if you could give me some advice. What do you think? is ‘fumed silica’ and one of the more expensive fillers. I am thinking of trying broken glass, but, i have seen broken glass caste in clear epoxy and it looks like broken glass. Congratulations on your website, it was amazing to find all the information you have shared with the public. I only have time for a very brief answer I’m afraid! Hello David! I have no problem coloring my easy cast clear epoxy resin with these methods. Hi David, I was hoping you could help. It’s only available to individuals like myself in ready-made sheet form. i want it to be no colored clear , can it be done with epoxy ?. I’ve sent you an email with my address. The clear silverware is more brittle than the solid color kind and I think it sets up better as it dries. I’ve received the email,  though replying to it isn’t working, but I will dispatch the sample on Friday. Produced by Polytek specially for thickening polyurethane resins and rubbers. I mean, in a positive way! Whenever I want to thicken polyester without affecting the look I use a special thixotropic paste from Tiranti which can be finely controlled to achieve any consistency of resin. I’m trying to cast some miniature stone walls made of clay to replicate stone and wondered if there was a ready made product that would do it. Once cured properly the surface of the casting needs to be cut back i.e. .. i.e. In this tutorial we demonstrate the basic process of adding fillers to casting resins. I want to use of fly ash “grade -c” as a filler in polyurethane resin casting material. As for ratio, any mix which is still smooth enough to pour or spread should be ok. I have the idea of using collagen from fish scales / bones; is this possible? Mixing plaster with this (if it’s advisable at all) would only diminish the metallic effect. You’ll need to explain a bit more I’m afraid. So some may impart more strength to a casting, some may sand to a smoother finish, some may even be lighter. Fillite and sand, I would guess, or an available stone powder filler i.e. It will add rather than reduce weight but, more specially, will reduce shrinkage and also add fire retardancy. What do you mean by ‘multi-finish’? When I cast it it’s very brittle. I think high density fillers would increase the specific gravity of resin matrix too. Informative site, thanks. can be added to all resins to a 200% by weight maximum (according to although at this ratio the resin will be harder to pour. The ‘bleeding’ has continued all this time. Can you please throw some light on…what would be the effect of specific gravity of filler on gel time of polyester resin with MEKP? what we call here ‘lithopone’ or even just ‘whiting’ .. I want to ask as I was still unclear – when would you recommend to use Fillite vs a hollow glass microspheres? Dear David Obtainable £5.39 per 1kg, £18.59 per 5kg; £6.31 per 1kg, £66.77 per 20kg, Noblite has similar properties to Fillite, but minute bubbles of glass. but of course the result is better than concrete casting. I would recommend trying GP (general purpose) polyester resin because this is by far the cheapest. This is a question I’ve had before and, though I’m not enough of an expert to be really sure, for the moment I have no say ‘No, this isn’t going to help at all!’. What is your recommendation? Baby powder is my only alternative for now. I considered doing a “test pour, but the mixing steps are very specific, and I don’t want to waste the resin because it is quite expensive. Many thanks Kent. Yes, I would use less silica powder and/or replace it with another product such as Cabosil, Cenospheres, Qcels, or Talc . Here’s the brief entry in my ‘Polyester’ article in materials: I don’t think you can get as much as 15mins working time with any polyurethane resin. Each drop of the adhesive remains stationary even when applied on … Cheers For example, if you make a silicone mould around a lightbulb, the silicone will reproduce the ‘polished’ surface of the glass and transfer this in turn to the cast, whereas a prototype with a rougher surface will result in a ‘matte’ look on the cast surface. What type and % of filler could approximate a nice, dull, gray finish with a cool touch? The Tomps website recommends soaking the Cabosil in resin overnight (before being catalyzed of course) because it can be difficult to disperse and the limit should be 15% by weight (since fumed silica weighs very little this represents a lot). Also it should not affect the pearl effect in the product. As the name implies, this type of filler is receptive to staining. Thanks for the entertainment! However! 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