- August 25, 2013 at 10:48 am #2059
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?
- August 25, 2013 at 10:48 am #2060
Great question! Before I comment, let me make sure I have all the facts possible about this.
Give me a couple of days…
- August 26, 2013 at 11:51 am #2061
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.
- November 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm #4732
Which specific product is the food safe resin? I’m new to this, but do need an extended contact food safe epoxy resin
- November 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm #4734
Hi Karen, the only resin we sell that has a FDA food safe designation (when fully cured) is the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy resin. You can find it here: http://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/products/alumilite-amazing-clear-cast-epoxy-resin-16-ounces
- April 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm #5518
Not sure if this thread is obsolete but will try at least.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,
- April 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm #5521
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.
- May 27, 2016 at 2:33 am #5691
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!
- May 27, 2016 at 10:29 pm #5694
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.
- July 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm #6049
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!
- July 25, 2016 at 11:20 am #6053
To make a food safe mold I would suggest either using Composimold or Amazing mold putty. They can be found here:
- September 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm #6753
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?
- September 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm #6754
- February 7, 2017 at 10:14 pm #7847
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.
- February 7, 2017 at 11:19 pm #7848
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv4jwK-BbRA 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.
- February 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm #7860
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?
- February 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm #7861
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!
- February 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm #7960
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
- February 20, 2017 at 9:29 pm #7963
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.
- February 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm #7968
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.
- February 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm #7969
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.
- February 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #7971
I’ll be ordering resin and mold release and will keep you posted. Slow and steady.
thanks for your replies and encouragement.
- April 30, 2017 at 11:16 pm #8677
I have polished coconut cups (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/43/ec/4943ec74928d38637fdb1a641fc71a35.jpg) 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?
- May 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm #8683
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.
- May 3, 2017 at 12:01 am #8693
Thanks Katherine, that’s great news! Alana
- May 15, 2017 at 8:37 am #8864
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!
- May 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm #8867
- June 17, 2017 at 1:13 am #9223
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
- June 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm #9229
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.
- June 29, 2017 at 6:17 pm #9312
Alot of people are using the amazing clear cast epoxy that is FDA compliant for tumbler cups over glitter. Is it safe for that?
- June 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm #9315
Yes, it is fine for that purpose.
- July 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm #9496
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?
- July 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm #9498
The food safe resin we sell is not dishwasher or microwave safe.
- July 21, 2017 at 2:54 am #9545
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?
- July 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm #9547
No, it’s not.
- July 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm #9560
Does putting a resin piece in the dishwasher create toxicity for other pieces or does it just ruin the resin piece?
- July 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm #9561
Does putting a resin piece in the dishwasher create toxicity for other pieces or does it just ruin the resin piece?
- August 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm #9753
Do you know if the FDA resin is dishwasher safe?
- August 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm #9755
It is not dishwasher or microwave safe.
- August 9, 2017 at 4:40 am #9774
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!
- August 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm #9777
Yes, you can apply resin over the silver without changing the appearance.
- August 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm #9871
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!!
- August 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm #9873
The resin spray has not been tested for food safe applications.
- August 22, 2017 at 12:02 pm #9912
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?
- September 19, 2017 at 11:32 am #10192
I saw you recommended this product to somebody interested in making food safe shot glasses, and I just wanted to ask a few questions: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/products/alumilite-amazing-clear-cast-epoxy-resin-16-ounces?variant=1195651921
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?
- September 19, 2017 at 11:37 am #10193
@Sam, yes, this would be correct
- September 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm #10197
Thank you Katherine!
- October 3, 2017 at 3:35 am #10328
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?
- October 4, 2017 at 2:05 am #10335
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.
- November 26, 2017 at 4:56 am #11128
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.
- December 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm #11382
There are other resins that will work for a countertop coating, but do not have a food safe designation. The TotalCast resin or MasterCast resin would work for this. You can find both of them in our shop here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/elichem
- December 12, 2017 at 1:25 am #11379
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MiPis8K7I
- December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm #11384
Yes, you can do that, but resin is going to pool. I would suggest taking the approach that I talked about recently in this forum post: https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/coating-a-bowl-on-the-inside-with-resin
- December 12, 2017 at 1:30 am #11380
Is it BPA free?
- December 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm #11422
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?
- December 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm #11424
That’s what I would do. Make sure your other resins are fully cured before applying the amazing clear cast.
- December 18, 2017 at 4:59 am #11426
Thanks for the quick reply.
- December 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm #11521
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.
- December 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm #11527
Hi Andrew, you could thin the resin with acetone, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t want to stay in an even coat on the surface of your wood. If you use something like a foam polybrush (you can find them in our shop here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/tools-and-supplies/products/2-inch-wide-foam-polybrush-qty-3?variant=965321493 ) you will end up applying less resin and the coat will be thinner.
- January 14, 2018 at 7:43 pm #11757
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
- January 15, 2018 at 9:29 pm #11772
The Envirotex Lite does not have the FDA food safe designation.