Food safe resin


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  • #2059 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    This question comes through email by Marie:

    Hi!  I love watching your video tutorials and learning new tricks for working with resin!

    would like to ask, I have a silicone shot glass mold and I would love
    to make resin glasses but I can not find anywhere if the epoxy resin
    would be food safe once cured?
    I know that it is used for bar tops but that is all I can find.

    Do you know the answer to this? or where i could find the answer?

  • #2060 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Marie,

    Great question!  Before I comment, let me make sure I have all the facts possible about this. 

    Give me a couple of days…

  • #2061 Reply

    Katherine Swift


    This is the response from the manufacturer of the Castin Craft clear epoxy resin and the Envirotex resins:

    That use would be termed ?extended food contact?.  These products have FDA approval for just ?casual food contact? which would tables and countertops.

  • #4732 Reply

    Karen Dzierzewski

    Which specific product is the food safe resin? I’m new to this, but do need an extended contact food safe epoxy resin

  • #5518 Reply


    Hi Kathrine,
    Not sure if this thread is obsolete but will try at least. Seeking similar application to the one described above, but need the resin to adhere to (fully cured) concrete. Have poured a series of concrete cups that I would like to use as coffee cups but am struggling to find a sealant / resin that is food safe for “extended food contact” (as above) where heat of beverage is not a problem.

    Also need to know if your products are available in the UK.

    My thanks in advance,

    • #5521 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Geoff, I would expect this same resin would work well for concrete, but the manufacturer hasn’t tested it for the temperatures that I would expect coffee to be at when first poured.

      If you are still interested in the resin, we can ship it to you in the UK.

    • #14373 Reply

      Robyn Porter

      Is it still food safe with pigments mixed into resin ?

      • #14375 Reply

        Katherine Swift

        Unfortunately, the Alumilite pigments have not been tested for food safety when mixed with the amazing casting resin.

      • #17707 Reply

        Liz Frias

        I’m wanting to make shot glasses using silicone molds
        Which of your resin is safe and which
        do you suggest I use?

        • #18502 Reply

          Katherine Swift

          Hi Liz,

          The Alumilite Amazing Clear cast epoxy complies with FDA CFR 177.2600 which specifies the proper treatment for articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food. Resin must be mixed 1:1 by volume (not weight) in a smooth sided cup to ensure complete blending.  Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes.  Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only.  Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe.

          You can find it in our store here:

  • #5691 Reply


    Hello, I wanted to thank you for the information in this thread, Katherine, it has come in very useful for me! I do have another question, if possible. Do you know if the Alumilite Dyes are also food safe/food grade? When mixed with the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy Resin?

    If the Alumilite dyes are not food safe, can you recommend other food safe dyes or alternatives? Food coloring?

    Thank you so much!

    • #5694 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Dylan,

      Unfortunately, the Alumilite dyes do not have the food safe designation, not because they are unsafe, but simply because the manufacturer hasn’t done the required testing (which is expensive). I don’t have a good food safe coloring alternative for you. Food coloring generally doesn’t work well in resin.

  • #6049 Reply

    Arturo Duarte

    Hi! I am planning to make a mold for Ice cubes for my water bottles
    and wanted to know if the Alumilite Casting resin was Food Safe for making ice
    and if the molds would be able to withstand freezer temperatures. If this is
    not the product,what would be the best product and what would be the
    best mold putty/rubber to make the food grade ice cubes?

    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

  • #6753 Reply

    Kam Gentry

    I have made a wooden shot glass and wooden cups, and am looking for a food safe resin to use with them. Whould one of your resins be a good match for this?

  • #7847 Reply

    bob schwarz

    Hello, I want to make a beer glass with items embedded into the glass. I see the type of resin you recommend that is considered to be food safe. Do you have a suggestion as to how to make the mold that would have at least a 1/4″ wall thickness to be able to completely embed my items.? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #7848 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Bob,

    You are either going to need a glass in the size/shape you want to serve as your template or you will have to make something (3-D printed or otherwise). Once you have your template, you can mold it like shown here in this video from Composimold:

    It also shows how you can cast it as well.

    Your second option for molding, is to place your template bottom into the bottom of the mold box. Pour the molding material so it covers the top the glass by an inch or so. Demold the glass. Your molding material will have to cure stiff otherwise the mold will collapse on itself and not take the resin very easily.

    Good luck!

  • #7860 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Response from Bob:

    Summary of what I think I need to do.

    Make a female cavity mold of the outside of the glass and then a male, smaller plug for the inside
    of the glass. I need to suspend the plug in the cavity mold using toothpicks, (somehow) then
    as I pour the resin into the mold, insert my items into the resin and be careful I don’t come in
    contact with the outside and the inside so they don’t poke through.

    Does this sound about right?

  • #7861 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    You got it Bob! If you are working with a very stiff silicone, making the two parts is unnecessary as a stiff silicone won’t collapse on itself while you are trying to pour the resin.

    You would probably do best to try to suspend the ‘male’ part of your mold from above.

    I would love to see pictures of your finished project. Please share!

  • #7960 Reply

    bob schwarz

    Hi, Can I make a female mold of a glass, then brush on a thin layer of resin to the wall and let it harden, then another thin layer of resin to this thin “skin” of resin and while still wet ,embed items onto it. Let this harden and then pour another layer of resin to encapsulate these embedded items. I want to confirm that pouring multiple layers of the same resin will permanently bond to each other and also not leave any witness lines from one to another. Thanks for all your help

  • #7963 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Good news — applying layers of the same resin to each other will bond fine.

    Bad news — there isn’t going to be an easy way for resin to stay on the wall of the mold. Gravity is going to work it’s magic and pool it at the bottom.

    • #7968 Reply

      bob schwarz

      Good and bad yes, but….. I am going to be patient and try painting multiple very thin layers of resin to slowly build it up. I have lots of patience when it achieves something really cool. Or, is there a way to adjust consistency of the resin and make it a little thicker? Or can I apply the thin layer of resin on the walls and use a hair dryer to speed up the drying rate? Thank you for your info.

  • #7969 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Bob,

    Unfortunately, in this case, there is nothing I would recommend to adjust the consistency of the resin. I’m glad to hear you are willing to be patient. 🙂

    A hairdryer or heat gun can speed up the process, but once again, be patient. There can be ‘too much of a good thing’ in this case. If the resin gets too hot, it can cure very quickly, but with bubbles and/or a cloudy appearance.

    I would love to hear how this works out for you.

    • #7971 Reply

      bob schwarz

      Thanks Katherine,
      I’ll be ordering resin and mold release and will keep you posted. Slow and steady.
      thanks for your replies and encouragement.

  • #8677 Reply


    Hi Katherine,

    I have polished coconut cups ( that I want to use to serve cocktails in at our wedding. Unfortunately the liquid leaks through the shell and I was looking for a resin that I could apply on inside / and or outside that would be safe for my guests to drink from.

    Would the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy resin be safe to use?

    Many thanks,

  • #8683 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Alana,


    This resin is designated as FDA food safe once cured as per FDA CFR 177.2600. Resin must be mixed 1:1 by volume (not weight) in a smooth sided cup to ensure complete blending. Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes. Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only. Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe.

  • #8693 Reply


    Thanks Katherine, that’s great news! Alana

  • #8864 Reply


    Hi! I also need food-safe resin to cast into molds (for wet and dry food), I have seen your Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy Resin, which may be useful for me. Can you ship it to Europe? To Spain? Which is the delivery price and timing? Also, I need food-safe pigments for this resin, do you have any? Thank you very much!

  • #8867 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Alex, yes, we can ship this resin to you in Europe. This article explains our shipping policies and costs. Unfortunately, however, none of the resin colorants we sell are designated food-safe.

  • #9223 Reply

    Erskine Lothrop

    Hello, i am planning on coating a wooden mug in your amazing clear cast food safe epoxy, it was going to be used for cold and warmer liquids, i want to confirm that it is ok to hold liquid in it for some oeriod of time once fully cured? For example 2 or 3 hours? Also theoretically what could happen outting hotter liquids into an epoxied item? Would it melt? Or uncure in some way? Need to make sure if its limits thank yoh

  • #9229 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Yes, you can put cold or warm liquids in it for an extended period. While I haven’t specifically put very hot or boiling liquids onto/into resin, I know from experience that too much heat from a heat gun will make it soft. LOL I suspect that is what could happen here too with hot liquids.

  • #9312 Reply

    Nikki Gregor

    Alot of people are using the amazing clear cast epoxy that is FDA compliant for tumbler cups over glitter. Is it safe for that?

  • #9315 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Yes, it is fine for that purpose.

  • #9496 Reply

    Abby A

    I was wondering if I made a coffee mug out of this or coated a coffee mug if this resin was dishwasher safe? Would it yellow from the heat?

  • #9498 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    The food safe resin we sell is not dishwasher or microwave safe.

  • #9545 Reply


    I made soap dishes with resin and I have put them in the dishwasher when it’s looking messy. Is it safe to do that?

  • #9560 Reply

    Diana Cell

    Does putting a resin piece in the dishwasher create toxicity for other pieces or does it just ruin the resin piece?

  • #9561 Reply


    Does putting a resin piece in the dishwasher create toxicity for other pieces or does it just ruin the resin piece?

  • #9753 Reply


    Do you know if the FDA resin is dishwasher safe?

  • #9755 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    It is not dishwasher or microwave safe.

  • #9774 Reply


    Hello! I’m wanting to coat the interior of a glass goblet that I’ve silvered (the way they make mirrors) and I’m wondering if the resin will change the color of the silver at all. Is it okay to use on metal (albeit a thin layer)?

    Also, for those wanting to use the dyes in the resin and still have it be food safe, one option could be to use the dyed resin as the first layer and then after it cures, coat the colored layer with a layer of the clear, un-dyed resin. Just an idea!

  • #9777 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Yes, you can apply resin over the silver without changing the appearance.

  • #9871 Reply

    Lacy Browning

    Is the Resin Spray food safe as well? I was going to spray a tumbler after applying glitter, and didnt know if it was or not. I do use the Alumilite, but would like to know if the spray is similar. Thank you!!

  • #9873 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    The resin spray has not been tested for food safe applications.

  • #9912 Reply


    Hi. I’m making decoupage chopping boards. Do you know any product which is food safe and will be strong enough that I can cut on this chopping board?

  • #10192 Reply


    Hi Katherine!
    I saw you recommended this product to somebody interested in making food safe shot glasses, and I just wanted to ask a few questions:
    I have a small plastic container that I would like to make safe to use as a shotglass, for spirits of no more than 40% abv. If I were to lightly coat the inside of this object with the amazing clear cast expoxy resin, am I right in thinking the object would be safe for infrequent use as a shotglass?
    Thanks 🙂

  • #10193 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    @Sam, yes, this would be correct

  • #10197 Reply


    Thank you Katherine!

  • #10328 Reply

    Natasha Parker

    Hi Katherine, I just read this thread and its been so very helpful for me. Thank you. I am a beginner at all of this and wanted to check with you first tho, if what I want to do is right. If I use the dishwasher safe mod podge with glitter on mugs, glassware and tumblers, do I need to use a food safe resin to cover both the glitter and the vinyl wording on the items?

  • #10335 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    You don’t have to resin the outside, especially since the Alumilite resin is not dishwasher safe. However, if you want coat the tumbler with resin, then a food safe one is the best choice.

  • #11128 Reply



    The information in this thread is very helpful, but I was wondering if there are any other resin that are safe to use for a table that does not come in direct contact with food often.

    Thank you

  • #11379 Reply


    Dear Katherine
    I have a fruit bowl with lots of embedded small pretty tiles, but it is these bits that bruise the fruit. Could I paint a layer, let it cure, then add another layer, after layer, after layer? Unfortunately I cannot just pour it over otherwise it will just fill up. Also it is a strange shape. I am concerned that gravity will just make it all pool at the bottom. I saw this lady paint the insides
    Thank you!

  • #11380 Reply



    Is it BPA free?

    Thank you!

  • #11422 Reply


    I want to put resin on a beer mug that I made out of wood, can I put on a couple of coats of a different resin on it and then use Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy Resin as the final coat? will it work and still be food safe?


  • #11424 Reply

    Katherine Swift

    Hi Terry,

    That’s what I would do. Make sure your other resins are fully cured before applying the amazing clear cast.

  • #11426 Reply


    Thanks for the quick reply.

  • #11521 Reply


    Hey Katherine,

    I was wondering how the alumilite amazing would go for wood saturation of a timber mug/spoon/bowl. I want to keep the timber look with minimal epoxy sitting on the surface. Is the resin thin enough to soak into the timber, or would it be possible to thin it a little with some acetone and then let it soak in and evaporate off? I was after a tougher, more permanent seal than wood oils but a similar look.

  • #11757 Reply

    Kristin Brown

    Hello I bought the envirotex lite I want to coat the outside of a tumbler cup that I coated in glitter Is this specific one FDA approved and safe for the cup since it will be on the outside only and there’s a lid to the cup so no one will be putting their lips directly on the cup where the resin is

  • #11930 Reply


    Hey, love what you’re trying to do here.

    But, are you aware that the FDA does not have a “food safe” designation?

    I believe one of the reasons for this is that by declaring a product “food safe” the FDA would then assume a liability for future problems. Thus they would get buried with litigation.

    What the FDA does do for food surfaces and containers is to list which materials and percentages of materials are prohibited or allowed for contact with said surfaces. Also, “Some” materials are declared to be for occasional contact/use.

    Then we(hobbyists, retailers, manufacturers, and importers) have to compare the MSDS to see if the item in question contains prohibited materials or prohibited amounts of a specific material.

    • #11932 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Holden, thanks for your concern about the food safe designation. This is the official statement from the manufacturer about the Amazing clear cast resin:

      This resin is designated as FDA food safe once cured as per FDA CFR 177.2600. Resin must be mixed 1:1 by volume (not weight) in a smooth sided cup to ensure complete blending. Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes. Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only. Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe.

  • #11935 Reply


    Ms Swift,

    Thank you for your timely reply.

    I read Alumilites page concerning their product.

    They specifically stated in the last sentence of the description, “Complies with FDA CFR 177.2600 “.

    This is good, right, and legal.
    This is also very different from claiming something as “FDA food safe designated”.

    Now, The FDA has a G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized As Safe) list for individual/specific items(ingredients /chemicals). But items which are GRAS do not /can not convey GRAS status to other items/ingredients. Also it is possible for 2 GRAS items to produce something not GRAS..

    What I’m getting to is that the FDA to my knowledge does not issue “FDA food safe designations” nor do they issue “FDA Food Safe Certifications” for food additives, which also encompasses linings and surfaces that may leech into foods they come in contact with. To my knowledge there is no “FDA food Safe Seal” for resins, liners, and containers.

    Companies can label items food safe, state they meet FDA standard…….

    It’s the addition of FDA to the beginning that is problematic.

    Now Alumilite by their page does everything correctly.
    My quick review of their order page is as follows.

    Listed their product as meeting FDA guidelines
    Have a MSDS PDF on the same page
    Have a Technical datasheet PDF on same page
    Volume calculator
    Bar Top instructions
    Tech Spec’s list

    MSDS is doesn’t list all ingredients due to “proprietary blend claim,
    No list of items known to break down the resin (alcohol, sugars sugar water, acidic foods or beverages, ect, ect,…).

    I’ll most likely do some independent testing to see what if anything breaks down the resin after it’s set.

    Hope this clarifies my point.:)


    P.S. Looking forward to working with some Alumilite alongside the Max CLR we’re about to test.

    • #16312 Reply

      Cathy Hoffmann

      Holden ..

      I am very curious to hear how your testing with MAX CLR went.

  • #11944 Reply


    Thank you for a very detailed explanation. I have been trying to tell my nieces this, now I have something concrete to refer to and show them. I have been leery of the “proprietary blend” claim, but unsure how to explain my doubts. My nieces think if it says “certified FDA compliant”, it’s automatically safe for food use.

  • #12201 Reply


    Hi there… I am so sorry to be a bother… I haven’t gone through all of the questions and comments.

    However… I am just now starting to learn about resin. I had first seen the epoxy resin. When trying to find some non toxic resin I found this page.

    I want to make table/counter tops… Lamps… Floors… Children’s table… But… I need to know that my children and other children I make for will be safe. Don’t trust the fda. Sorry. And I am very against toxic chemicals and their use.

    I found this resin called art resin which is supposed to be a nontoxic epoxy clear dry resin. Though I’m not sure if I can use it for counters, lamps, floors etc.

    So… What non toxic resins are there that I would be able to use for anything really?

    Thanks so much x

    • #12203 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Carmen,

      For this project, I recommend the Alumilite Amazing clear cast epoxy resin. You can find it in our store here: If it is mixed and cured properly, it is considered FDA food safe. It works great for all kinds of surfaces, including countertops!

      You can see it in this youtube video:

    • #14165 Reply


      Hi Carmen,

      This is probably too late to help you but I just came across your comment now. I had some similar concerns about Art Resin and I found this on their website concerning their food safe testing: “Yes! Once ArtResin epoxy resin is cured, it becomes safe as per FDA 21CFR175.300 (safe for direct food contact). You can check out the SDS for further details.” Here is the exact FDA link:

      I also found this article showing a bunch of examples of how their resin is food safe. It says it’s definitely good to use for countertops but I am not sure about for floors.

    • #15114 Reply

      Martha Humphrey

      Hi there Carmen!

      I had the same safety worries as you when I was starting out with ArtResin. I have a bunch of little grandkids running around my house when my daughter comes over to visit and I always want to make sure they’re safe when they’re going around touching everything.

      I couldn’t find much information online because I’m not very good with computers LOL but I’ve been finding this forum so helpful. Anyways, so I called ArtResin directly and they verified that all of their products are certified non-toxic and safe for home use approved by the FDA and by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

      After talking to them I felt much better and after using their product for a while now I know I can trust them.

      I made an ArtResin coffee table recently and it turned out beautifully! Not only is it clear and glossy, I know for sure now it’s non-toxic and food safe for my grandchildren to eat off if they need to. 🙂

      These are a few of the links they emailed me:

      Martha 🙂

      • #15132 Reply

        Katherine Swift

        Hi Martha,

        Thanks for sharing your comments about safety. It’s a topic that’s important to me as well and I’m glad to read you are taking it seriously. I do want to take a moment to add to some of your comments and make sure everyone knows about the resins they use and whether or not they are safe.

        Any resin sold for art purposes must, by Federal (United States) law, conform to ASTM D-4236. This specifies that a toxicologist must review the resin and hardener kit for the purposes of art use. Obtaining this certification isn’t a ‘bonus’ or a sign of extra safety of a resin. It’s simply the law. Receiving this certification also does NOT mean that a resin is ‘non-toxic’. You can read more about that here: A non-toxic designation requires separate testing. In doing a quick check, while I see Art Resin mentions that it has been tested non-toxic, I don’t see that it shows the appropriate labeling as required if it truly has had non-toxic testing. (There are examples of the proper non-toxic seals at the link shared above.)

        Okay, so now some good news. All the resins sold on Resin Obsession conform to ASTM D-4236. While that step is important (and necessary), I also suggest obtaining the safety data sheet(s) on the resins you use. They give you a lot of information including safety precautions you need to take, how to dispose of it, and what you need to do in case of a medical emergency.

        If you want to read more about safety, here’s a few other articles: (this one talks about a few of the things mentioned above)

  • #12295 Reply


    I was wandering if there is a quick curing clear epoxy resin out there that is FDA food safe? I want to coat a glittered glass but don’t have the ability to roate it until the resin is set?

    Many thanks

  • #13437 Reply


    hello ! greetings from India !
    i am really into resin jewellery , tried a local epoxy resin 2:1 ratio and had severe allergic reaction even though i wore safety gloves..i dunno maybe due to its fumes ! will Amazing clear cast resin a relatively safe resin to use ! ? thank you 🙂

    • #13441 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      I’m sorry to hear you had problems using another resin. According to the safety data sheet for the Alumilite Amazing clear cast epoxy,

      Avoid contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing.
      Wear appropriate protective gloves, protective spectacles, and the protection side.
      Wash hands well after handling.

      I haven’t had a problem with it bothering my skin or eyes when using it.

  • #13581 Reply


    I’m looking to make food safe resin pieces. Is Castin’ Craft Gloss Resin Sealer Spray food safe?
    Thank you,

    • #13582 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Unfortunately, that product has not been tested for a food safe designation.

  • #13739 Reply


    Hi I’m using clear cast polyester resin and want to coat a nest of tables, is it safe to use on them? If not is there anything I can buy to coat the resin afterwards to make it safe,any help would be greatfull.

  • #13948 Reply


    Hey there! I’ve been looking around for ideas and info but cant seem to find an answer. Do you know if resin glasses can withstand alcohol over time? i’m wanting to makes some nice whiskey ‘glasses’ for my partner. Do you know if that would be safe?

    • #13952 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      I’m afraid the manufacturer hasn’t tested this resin with distilled spirits.

  • #14660 Reply


    Hi Katherine,
    I am so thrilled to hear there is a food safe resin out there I was told by a few people that there is no way resin is safe to eat off. My enquiry is slightly different in that I am looking for a safe resin to use to make candle vessels from. Is there such a thing as heat safe, non toxic and non melting resin that I can use? Please help!
    Thank you kindly x Nina

    • #14663 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      I’m afraid that I’m not aware of a resin that has the appropriate non-toxic testing that I believe cures hard enough to used to cast a candle holder.

  • #14679 Reply

    Kris Caden

    I was lucky enough to come across a wood vintage high chair for my daughter. I’ve prepped and painted the high chair at this point. I was hoping to find out if the “food safe” epoxy is safe to seal the tray?? She would be eating dry snacks directly off the tray. My idea was to monogram the tray with vinyl then seal with about a 1/4 in epoxy. Tips and safety?

  • #15340 Reply



    I am looking for information on an epoxy that is fda approved food safe, but can also withstand high temps.

  • #15511 Reply


    Hi there,

    Im new to casting with resin and was a thinking of making plugs. Is there an issue with using water clear casting resin or is there a certain resin for essentially, prolonged internal use?


  • #15874 Reply


    Hi, I would like to know if the cheeseboard with a resin handle is safe to serve edible food.
    Will the cured resin contaminate the rest of the wooden board which is meant to serve food.

    • #15879 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Jacklyn,

      I’m afraid we don’t have that kind of information about the chemistry of food-safe resins.

    • #15884 Reply


      Hi Katherine,
      I am referring to TotalCAST resin, can I use this resin on cheeseboard handle and serve food on the wooden surface that is not coated in resin.


      • #15890 Reply

        Katherine Swift

        Hi Jacklyn,

        Yes, in that case, it will be fine for what you want to do.

  • #15894 Reply


    Hi Katherine, in other words, the cured resin on the handle will not contaminate the rest of the wooden area when I wash it after use? Thank you.

    • #15901 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Jacklyn,

      I don’t have that specific information. Let me ask the manufacturer about this. I will add details when I know more. I expect it will be a couple of days before I know more.

    • #15963 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Jacklyn,

      The manufacturer says as long as the resin is measured and mixed properly, plus cures fully, there is not a problem.

  • #16678 Reply


    I’m very happy to have discovered your informative website!
    I am encasing the base of some rocks in epoxy to make a display in an aquarium. The epoxy base needs to be food safe for the fish and plants, but it also needs to hold up the larger rocks. If I cast up a bulky base out of non-food safe epoxy, and then coat it in food safe epoxy, will the inner toxicity leech out through the barrier? In other words, is the food safe epoxy impermeable?

    • #16705 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Hi Larissa,

      I would not expect anything to leech through a food-safe resin, but you should also know that ‘food-safe’ resins have not be tested for aquarium (i.e. constant exposure to water and chemicals) situations.

  • #16837 Reply


    hi, I am trying to make some resin coffee cup like someone asked in the board.
    It says your food safe resin is no good for microwave and dishwasher.
    Then, how about temperatures of hot coffee? (160-185f) Is it safe to drink hot coffee from resin coffee cup made from your food safe resin?
    If I can drink hot coffee or hot tea, I am good enough, I will wash it with my hands, and won’t microwave it

  • #16851 Reply

    Rhonda J. Hunter

    I asked Alumilite, Corp about heat and resin in regards to a project I wanted to try, and this was their reply:
    NO dishwasher, NO microwave it will not take the heat. It is not recommended for hot food or drinks, only cold.


    Carol Wedlake
    Technical Support & Inside Sales

    Alumilite Corp. | 315 E. North St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

  • #21039 Reply


    Hello, i have made some PLA drip tips for electronic cigarettes. Can you suggest me a food grade resin for coating? Thank you in advance.

  • #26109 Reply


    Is clear cast bpa free?

  • #37036 Reply

    Deborah Kuluva

    I am looking for a high gloss pour on coating for use on a cheese board. So, there will be food contact. Do you have a product you recommend?

  • #42838 Reply


    Hi there,

    I would like to use resin to make a dog water bowl. Do you know a type of resin that would be safe for that? This would mean contact with water for an extended period of time, so I just want to be sure that my doggies would be safe! Thoughts?

  • #46533 Reply

    Stephen Caranci

    Hi Katherine, too many posts to read through them all. My question is about a mortar/pestle application. With the grinding action would the (minimal) powder be toxic, or adverse?

  • #46919 Reply

    Stephen Caranci

    I was thinking spices for the food side of it. Any other items it wouldn’t matter. Also, any pigments would be approved for cosmetics. My idea was making a mortar and pestle for resale. Whatever someone wanted to use it for, it would be nice to be able to label it “food safe”. And thank you for such a quick response.

    • #47019 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      Thanks for the extra details Stephen. This helps.

      In this case, resin wouldn’t be a good fit for what you want to do. I’m concerned a mortar and pestle will grind off resin pieces, which you don’t want someone to eat.

  • #67826 Reply


    Just reading the comments and I am a little concerned that some people are coating glasses and mugs with resin. Resin although food safe it must NOT come in contact with the mouth. If you coat glasses and mugs in resin a gap much be left at the top so you can drink from them but as I say it is not safe to have resin near the mouth.

  • #69010 Reply

    Michael Elder

    I’m not sure if you covered this or I did not see it in all of the questions. I’m looking for a resin that is food safe and will handle hot liquids like coffee for wooden mugs? What would you recommend for that

  • #82327 Reply


    I’m not sure if this was covered or I just could not find it. I’m wanting to make a wooden coffee mugs and sealing them with a resin that will withstand the 187-degree temp. What do you resin do you recommend for this?

    • #82328 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      I’m afraid I don’t know of a food safe resin that can withstand those temperatures.

  • #82348 Reply

    Deb Dobson

    So here is my question, throughout this page, I’ve seen numerous questions asking about plant based resin and high temperature – I am mostly interested in how it *could* be used in scenarios like Coffee pods that use the drip coffee machines.
    All of the responses have been that at this point in time up until Sept 5 2019 “I’m afraid I don’t know of a food safe resin that can withstand those temperatures.”

    What is confusing to me is that here in Canada, there are numerous companies popping up that are making these pods our of Plant Based Resin. I purchased and got sick from drinking coffee using those pods. Stopped and I am feeling better.

    Am I missing something here, are you, I see FDA comes up a lot here in the U.S., but I am not seeing how it is regulated in Canada and am hoping that this is safe and can be consumed in this way. I also ran into a rep from the biggest coffee pod maker and seller, I asked why they didn’t use the resin based pod and was told in a very careful way. “We are the biggest manufacturer in the world, we have invested millions and are working to find something that is more easily recycled and or composted, we have not found that, enough said.”

    My question is for the good of mankind, do you think there is a plant based resin manufacturer that can be used in this manner while safely avoiding toxins in the systems of those that are consuming their byproducts?

  • #82467 Reply

    Dennis Bishop

    Can the food safe resin (Alumilite) be used to fill voids in wood and then sanded, for items such as cutting & charcuterie boards? Thank you.

    • #82469 Reply

      Katherine Swift

      The Alumilite Amazing Clear cast resin complies with FDA CFR 177.2600
      which specifies the proper treatment for articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food. Resin must be mixed 1:1 by volume (not weight) in a smooth sided cup to ensure complete blending. Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes. Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only. Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe.

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