Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Resin Facts - Resin and Food!



Question from a reader:  Do you know if Envirotex Lite is food safe? 

Yes and No.

No, do not use it to make objects that food is cooked or poured into.
Yes, you can use it for serving trays and of course table tops and bar counters.

"Envirotex Lite has been approved for "limited" food contact, that means surfaces such as serving trays, counter, table and bar tops, etc., but not the interior of cups, dishes where food maybe heated or stored."

Oh, and by the way this information applies to ALL epoxy type coatings.  

Envirotex Lite was designed as a coating and was never intended for use with food applications. The fact that so many artisans have found many different ways to use the product is very exciting. ETI encourages you to refer to their Safety Data sheets which are all online  and linked here.   They have worked with a lot of government agencies to ensure that their information is correct and that they meet all regulations.

I updated my plain spoon holder by adding this image and pouring Envirotex Lite over it.  A fast and simple gift idea!

2 comments:

  1. The resin is half working for me half not. Some get bubbles no matter what I do when the ones next to them don't, some stay sticky when others don't, and some look like resin has covered the surface only for me to find out an hour later there are 'spots' where the resin has shrunk away! Some are fine though. I've ordered one more packet, to see if experience will help. I've found that the best way to get rid of bubbles is with a heat gun, from a distance though. I shall keep reading your blog and see if it helps heh :)

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    1. You have to be really really REALLY careful measuring to get the perfect set. The directions say stir fast, but I stir slow to avoid bubbles and it sets fine.

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