Why does crystallization happen?
Simply put, the liquid resin is fighting to return to its natural state, which is a solid form. Crystallization in epoxies is so common that major manufacturers have written datasheets on the subject. According to these technical bulletins, extreme temperature cycles may kick-start the creation of crystals. For example, let’s say a container of epoxy is air-shipped to Mexico City. The cold temperatures in the high-altitude airplane are followed by hot temperatures in Mexico’s capital city. Temperature cycles are just one of many potential causes. Please keep this in mind: Crystallization is not in anyone’s control and, therefore, it’s difficult to avoid.
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Crystallization in Epoxies: Steps for You to Spot it – and Fix It
ADDITIONAL CONTENT & RESOURCES:
- Category Resource: FOC Epoxy Page
- Find More Information in this Blog: Helpful Epoxy Tips (and a Few Tricks)
Answered by AskFOC Technical Team February 25, 2019
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