How can I identify crystallization in epoxies?
If you put a glass of water in the freezer for a few minutes, you’ll see ice crystals begin to form as the water changes to ice (its solid state). Similarly, crystals often form in epoxies. Crystallization in epoxies can look like salt granules in the otherwise clear liquid. The epoxy may look foggy and milky, or it may have solidified.
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Answered by AskFOC Technical Team September 14, 2018
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