Crucial Things to Know about Laminating Resin
Laminating Resins are essential items to have when joining two or more glass panes together to create decorative, structural and safety glass. A good quality laminating resin, if poured or injected between the glass sheets appropriately, can be used in the construction of glass railings, skylights, glass floors, sunspaces, glass facades and curtains walls among many other applications.
With the help of our Laminating resins, you can get a glass that is stronger than tempered glass, exhibits high UV resistance (blocking 99% of UV Transmissions), and provides excellent soundproofing. In this article, we will try to familiarise you with what exactly a laminating resin is, how you can use it, and what are its benefits.
5 Things to know while using Laminating Resin
1 – Using Laminating Resin to Create Soundproof Laminated Glass
We’ve already mentioned how strong laminated glass actually is. One of the reasons why it is considered superior in strength is because of its soundproofing properties. As you know by now, laminated or safety glass is created by bonding two to three layers of glass together with the help of laminating resin. This not only helps in providing strength to the glass, but also enables the glass to block sound waves.
2 – How durable is Laminating Resin once opened?
Resins are meant to be stored in closed containers, which possess temperatures below 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The laminating resin should be stored in a cold or dry place, away from sunlight and heat. If all these measures are taken, you can expect an open laminating resin to last you from somewhere around six months and 1 year.
3 – The colour of laminated finish
A laminated finish often demonstrates pristine, clear properties. Laminating Resin is perfect if you are looking for a crystal clear finish however before pouring or injecting the resin between the glass if desired it can be tinted to any colour in either transparent, translucent or opaque.
At Creative Resins, we provide laminated resins in wide range of colours, which can be intermixed to create any shade or effect. Rest assured, all of these colours are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities with only highest quality organic pigments to provide long term UV stability.
4 – Mandatory to Maintain Structural Integrity
As laminated resins help bond two to three layers of glass together, they create a safety glass that is essential to maintain the structural integrity of new constructions while also providing uncompromised security. As such, the laminated glass is often used to create hurricane-resistant windows, impact-resistant automobile windshields etc. Moreover, Laminated glass also exhibit high UV resistance, being able to block 99% of ultraviolet transmissions.
Buy Laminating Resin products at Creative Resin
Creative Resins’ Laminating Resin is a transparent Unsaturated Poly-Acrylic resin that remains water clear even when catalysed. It can be used to make clear, coloured and decorative safety glass. In its cured state it is exceptionally tough, resistant to water, oil and some solvents yet remains extremely flexible.
Unlike most polyester materials, our lamination resin is not at all prone to ‘yellowing’. Once our laminating resin is fully cured it allows expansion of 300/350% with minimal shrinkage and excellent toughness.
Our unique adhesion promoter gives an incredible cross linking bond factor with all types of glass including toughened as well as other substrates. It is water like in consistency, thus allowing for fast production and easy air release. It is compatible with Glass Paints allowing for inclusion of unlimited colour choice as well as a wide range of special effects. You can grab our laminating resin product with a 10 year warranty today.