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- May 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm #48580LolaGuest
I have recently been interested in buying a mask that is papermache with a coat of epoxy resign. Paper mache itself is not great for masks as paper and glue with humidity and dampness can cause mold, etc…
However, because it has a coat of epoxy resin, it is supposedly safe from that. Just wondering if epoxy resin itself is safe to be worn for extended periods of time? Especially near the face.
- May 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm #48585Katherine SwiftKeymaster
Cured epoxy resin is tolerated well by people. For extra safety though, you could use a food safe resin like the Alumilite Amazing clear cast epoxy. We have it in several sizes (blue box) in our store here:
- May 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm #48594LolaGuest
Thank you! Because the mask is already finished and up or sale, I am not able to request the use of food safe epoxy resin, however I am glad to hear it is safe! When mask wearing, I often use a balaclava for an extra layer anyway, so I should be good.
- January 3, 2020 at 5:17 am #83219CieraGuest
Hi! I was wondering something similar about skin contact. Im currently using alumilite amazing clear cast and bought a mold to make ear plugs for stretched ears. I’ve been doing som searching and find really mixed results. A lot of people ssy tbey wouldnt recommend it and that it could break down over time and leech chemicals into the skin. Is this true or are these uninformed statements? Or is there a better resin i could choose to use for this project? Thanks in advance!