Year: 2020

Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9

Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9

Castagnola Shipyard has launched the elegant, custom-made Heritage 9.9. Able to reach a cruising speed of 34 knots, the 10.91m custom-built luxury yacht is a fine example of what happens when you mix modern CNC with traditional Italian wooden boat building heritage. We were thrilled to speak to Master Shipwright, Gabriele Maestri, to talk about ... Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9 More

Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts

Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts

What happens when you give Youtuber Nick Zammeti lots of epoxy and bags of Liquorice Allsorts? You get one incredibly funky table! Nick is well-known and loved in the industry for his crazy creations. The woodworker and artist has produced everything from the Tesseract Flux Capacitor inspired by Back to The Future to a floating ... Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts More

The Resin Reserve

The Resin Reserve

Resin artist, alchemist, resin-gineer. Kate Ede of The Resin Reserve has always kept us in awe of her marvellous and beautiful creations. Inspired by patterns in nature, Kate is a resin and upcycling artist specialising in furniture and home décor. We were lucky enough to grab some of Kate’s time to discuss her passions, her ... The Resin Reserve More

Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy

Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy

The Split Film Festival is one of the oldest film and video festivals in Croatia, showcasing new films and radical works of all styles, themes and genres. The festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020 and the organisers wanted a new trophy design to mark this important event. When Luka Mimica was approached to create ... Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy More

How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox

How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox

Winter is a challenging time for epoxy products. Warmth is needed to keep the resin fluid enough for dispensing pumps to work well and cold ambient temperature can greatly reduce the curing times and may even compromise the strength of the finished work. Many of us are guilty of leaving our epoxy products in a ... How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox More

How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather

How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather

The frosty mornings and dark evenings are drawing near. There are projects that need finishing, but what do you do when epoxy and cold weather don’t get on too well. It’s that time of year when we are keen to complete projects before the winter freeze sets in. As cold can compromise the strength of ... How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather More

Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs

Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs

To many a holidaymaker, Turkey is a haven of golden sand beaches, historic landmarks and party towns. However, it’s not just those looking to top up on their tan that are travelling to this beautiful country. Head up to one of the many spectacular mountains and you’ll find a thriving ski and snowboarding industry. In ... Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs More

Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design

Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design

Image credit: Alec Smith – https://www.imagemundi.com Craig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero, he says that the industry is rightly under a lot of pressure to change, he’s ready to take the ... Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design More

Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber

Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber

Tucked away in the highlands of Scotland is the small village of Culbokie, home to Craobh Woodwork and artisan Bruce Neill. Specialising in producing bespoke timber products from the highest quality, locally sourced reclaimed timber, Bruce has added a modern twist to his creations – epoxy from the Entropy Resins® range. Originally based in Inverness, ... Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber More

Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating

Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating

James McKay has been a creator since his early years. His fascination for creativity guided his interest into art, design and technology during his school years. James went on to study at Camberwell College of Arts before completing a BA (Hons) in Furniture Design at Leeds Beckett University. After finishing University, James jumped at the ... Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating More

From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry

From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry

Tucked away on the outskirts of Winchester, the most wild and wonderful creations are coming to life thanks to CNC Polystyrene. “We work for pretty much every corner of the entertainment industry,” says Nick Pearce-Everd – Manager at CNC Polystyrene. “We’ve made items for TV, films, media, retail stores and for sculptors and artists.” The ... From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry More

Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to Entropy Resins® range

Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to Entropy Resins® range

An exciting line of liquid colours has been released to add bold and beautiful tints to epoxy. The tints are part of the bio-based Entropy Resins® product range and can be added to epoxy creations (after the resin and hardener is mixed) to bring stunning deep colour, or to add softer translucent tones. Specifically designed ... Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to Entropy Resins® range More

Life After Pi lifeboat refit

Life After Pi lifeboat refit

Oarsome Chance, the Gosport based charity, has been using WEST SYSTEM epoxy® to aid in a classic engine refit. It’s ‘fixing-up’ the lifeboat which was used in the award-winning documentary Life After Pi. The short film told the story of how a visual effects company won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on the ... Life After Pi lifeboat refit More

Man builds tank with WEST SYSTEM epoxy

Man builds tank with WEST SYSTEM epoxy

If you follow the M4 west as far as it goes, you’ll arrive in the small Welsh village of Crosshands, home to a ‘Panzerkampfwagen VI’ (more commonly known as the Tiger 1 tank). Among other materials local resident Mark Milward is using WEST SYSTEM® epoxy to build a half semi-scale model of the much feared, heavily armoured ... Man builds tank with WEST SYSTEM epoxy More

The Structural Repair of Wingspread

The Structural Repair of Wingspread

Wingspread, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence near Racine, Wisconsin, was in desperate need of stabilisation, writes Brian Knight. The roof and side walls were showing movement and cracks caused by extreme snow loads and previous remodelling. Because this house is on the USA’s National Register of Historic Buildings (NRHB), the owners and architects were restricted ... The Structural Repair of Wingspread More

Wessex Resins extends manufacturing premises

Wessex Resins extends manufacturing premises

This is the extension which is currently being built at Wessex Resins and Adhesives factory in Romsey, Hampshire. It’s due to fully complete this September, a year after ground was broken. “It’s been built to house all of our manufacturing and production,” says Sam Oliver. “Because it’s a purpose-built facility, we are even more confident ... Wessex Resins extends manufacturing premises More

PRO-SET® epoxies and WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations gain approvals

PRO-SET® epoxies and WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations gain approvals

The following PRO-SET epoxy systems have been approved by DNV GL for use on ships, yachts and as ‘laminating resin for construction of laminates made of fibre reinforced plastics’: INF-114 
Infusion Resin with INF-210 Fast, INF-211 Medium, INF-212 Slow and INF-213 Extra Slow Hardeners. LAM-125 
Low Viscosity Laminating resin with LAM-224 Fast, LAM-226 Medium, LAM-229 ... PRO-SET® epoxies and WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations gain approvals More

Chandleries currently open (June 2020)

Chandleries currently open (June 2020)

We’re all eagerly anticipating the reopening of retail outlets. In the meantime, if you’re looking to stock up on your favourite epoxy brands, here are some WEST SYSTEM®, PRO-SET® and Entropy Resins® epoxy stockists who we know are currently open. Don’t forget that we offer support either by voice or mail. Our technical team is ... Chandleries currently open (June 2020) More

Making a bottle-top bar using Entropy Resins Clear Casting Epoxy

Making a bottle-top bar using Entropy Resins Clear Casting Epoxy

Looking for a great home project? If you’ve ever fancied a bar in your house, check out this beauty built by Paul Luffman. He’s been collecting bottle tops since last summer (and bought some additional ones) with this exact purpose in mind after being inspired by other makers’ viral videos. Made using Entropy Resins® CCR ... Making a bottle-top bar using Entropy Resins Clear Casting Epoxy More

Rochfort Customs: making exquisite boards with Entropy Resins

Rochfort Customs: making exquisite boards with Entropy Resins

Brad Rochfort is a garage shaper who takes the ultimate care with his boards. He says: “People have to be happy to wait for a board.” It’s testament to the quality of his product that people are prepared to wait for months. Created lovingly in Newquay, Cornwall using the finest bio-based Entropy Resins® with Super ... Rochfort Customs: making exquisite boards with Entropy Resins More

Using plants, like dandelions, in ‘resin-art’ (encasing in epoxy)

Using plants, like dandelions, in ‘resin-art’ (encasing in epoxy)

Nick Zammeti is well known in the world of creatives for making weird and wonderful experiments like his flux capacitor with Entropy Resins® Epoxy. In one of his most recent videos, he experiments with using living botanical matter, encasing it in epoxy. Nick can be seen pushing the boundaries by hair spraying the dandelion prior ... Using plants, like dandelions, in ‘resin-art’ (encasing in epoxy) More

WEST SYSTEM epoxy set to go sub-orbital

WEST SYSTEM epoxy set to go sub-orbital

A NOVA 2 rocket being developed by Starchaser is within ten months of its first launch.  This one-seater rocket is a significant step towards future plans which include a rocket capable of taking two passengers with the pilot. This uniquely British project is being built in Hyde, Cheshire with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy and glass fibre ... WEST SYSTEM epoxy set to go sub-orbital More

Stunning roof built for beach club on French Riviera

Stunning roof built for beach club on French Riviera

This is the Palmier Club on the beach of Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez. The roof’s built by Monfrino Marine Charpente (with products supplied by Directeck), it’s an incredible creation, stunning inside and out. Its design is said to be reminiscent of waves.  The bonded curved roof was made with WEST SYSTEM® 105 Epoxy Resin and 205 ... Stunning roof built for beach club on French Riviera More

WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks

WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks

Dee (David) Caldwell has spent his lockdown creating bullet coat racks. Using locally sourced WW2 bullets he’s collected at Medmerry, West Sussex, and wood from a cedar planted by Capability Brown in 1750, he’s started a new business in his garden workshop. Dee’s enterprise began six weeks ago when his wife Penny suggested he use ... WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks More

Electric boat’s sustainable construction

Electric boat’s sustainable construction

RS Electric Boats, the sister company to RS Sailing, unveiled its electric RIB earlier this year, a boat that’s said to be the highest level of sustainable construction of any boat in its sector. Constructed with sustainability as its primary focus alongside zero emissions, Pulse58 is destined to challenge habits, spark passion amongst its users ... Electric boat’s sustainable construction More

WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit updated

WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit updated

Wessex Resins is delighted to announce it has improved and updated the WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit. The kit comprises everything needed to fix minor cracks, holes and punctures as well as refit and replace hardware on a boat. The WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit contains: ·         250g WEST ... WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit updated More

Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 3

Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 3

Completing the hull and making a spinnaker chute Keen to build himself a small sailing dinghy, retired land surveyor Steve Goodchild turned his spare room into a workshop and began to assemble a 16ft Stornoway design using the strip plank method. The idea was that ‘Barnacle’ would be capable of dinghy ‘cruising’, a popular pastime ... Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 3 More

Wessex Resins joins 1% for the Planet and donates to Protect Our Winters UK

Wessex Resins joins 1% for the Planet and donates to Protect Our Winters UK

Wessex Resins and Adhesives is delighted to announce it has donated 1 per cent of its annual turnover for the ENTROPY RESINS® product range to Protect Our Winters UK. This is part of the company’s commitment to 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership ... Wessex Resins joins 1% for the Planet and donates to Protect Our Winters UK More

Getting Creative with Epoxy

Getting Creative with Epoxy

It’s fair to say that Nick Zammeti makes weird and wonderful products. From a bowl full of corks to an amazing floating river table flowing with coloured pencils, he’s a man on a creative mission. “People send me all sorts of stuff to stick in epoxy,” he says. “I once made a bowl with tomato ketchup in epoxy. ... Getting Creative with Epoxy More

Epoxy basics 

Epoxy basics 

Epoxy’s Cure Stages  What is the difference between working time, pot life and cure time? All three are slightly different.    Working time, also called open time, is the amount of time epoxy remains liquid between when you mix the resin and hardener and when it begins to gel. During working time, the epoxy remains workable ... Epoxy basics  More

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Unparalleled epoxy products and support

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Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 2

Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 2

Making the cedar strips and mast  As mentioned in part one of this series, to build the ideal boat with which to join the Dinghy Cruising Association, retired land surveyor Steve Goodchild bought the plans from designer Paul Fisher and assembled the ‘strongback’ jig on which ‘Barnacle’s’ hull would be laid up. He then attended ... Building a Stornoway 16 – Part 2 More

Come and see our ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations, at the RYA Dinghy Show 

Come and see our ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations, at the RYA Dinghy Show 

We’re offering free repair demonstrations on our stand C2 (Hall Three) at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, 29th Feb to 1st March 2020.   For racers and enthusiasts, for those with wooden or composite boats, epoxy provides a straightforward and effective way to make DIY minor repairs.  A such the demonstrations offer expert advice about fixing all-to-common problems from a season’s bumps and ... Come and see our ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations, at the RYA Dinghy Show  More

The Diamond Tesseract Prism Flux Capacitor 

The Diamond Tesseract Prism Flux Capacitor 

Nick Zammeti is a woodturner, artist and maker of all sorts of fantastic creations.  He’s been working with Entropy Resins® for a while as he says it’s so much better for the environment than other epoxies. We agree!  In this video he makes a Tesseract Flux Capacitor, inspired by Back to the Future.   More

The stuff that AC75s are made of

The stuff that AC75s are made of

In the high speed, high stress world of the America’s Cup, keeping the beast in one piece is clearly a big challenge, reports Matt Sheahan in Seahorse Magazine. Structural attachments that require an adhesive bond need a strong yet toughened epoxy adhesive to transmit loads between components. Achieving both strength and toughness can be tricky.  PRO-SET® ... The stuff that AC75s are made of More