A Beginner's Guide to Handling Epoxy Resins

You’ve taken the exciting first step and are wanting to work with epoxies. Here you will learn about the basic information required before handling epoxy resins.

Health related problems are relatively small when it comes to epoxies, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn about how to handle epoxy resins.

Epoxy resins are safe to use when handled correctly in a controlled well-ventilated environment.


Your first step; reading the product label

Always read the label and identify the hazards and precautionary statements. This information is easily found on every label of our Compset products.

Let’s use our Compset 521 System as an example, we know by just looking at the Compset 521 Part A label that this is a UN3082 product and has the following Hazard Statements on the label:

Beginners Guide to handling Epoxy Resins

No matter if you’re a complete professional and have been handling epoxy resins for a lifetime or you’re giving epoxies a crack and this is your first attempt, you need to read the safety information on the label first and identify the specific Hazards and Precautionary Statements. As each product has their own specific Hazards and Precautionary Statements.

If you are familiar with handling epoxies you should always check the label before using, as there could be small updates with the Hazard and Precautionary Statements.


I’ve checked the label- what should I do next?

Once you’ve checked the label you will need to read over the SDS, our SDS’s can be found on each of the product pages and can also be easily found on our SDS page – which you can find by clicking here.

As stated on the product label ‘READ SAFETY DATA SHEET BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT’ - you will need to refer to the SDS before using your new Compset products.

You need to refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) specific to the product that you’re using (e.g. Compset 521 Resin). This is because each product has their own Hazard and Precautionary Statements (which you would have noticed is mirrored on the product labelling) which is Section 2 of the SDS.

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has all the information you need in relation to the safety and handling of the product. As you read over the SDS you will see important information such as, what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, precautions of handling and storing, first aid measures and more.


What happens after I’ve checked the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?

Great, you’ve checked the label and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for all relevant safety information before you crack open the lid of your new Compset products.

For the best results using your new products you’ll need to have a read of the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for all application details. The TDS is specific to each system, the TDS can be found on the individual product pages or conveniently you can click here that lists all our Technical Data Sheets (TDS) for all our Compset products.

If you have any questions about using any of our Compset product, please get in touch with us today and our friendly team can assist you with your next project. You can contact us by clicking here to our Contact Us page.

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