frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE SOME GENERAL EPOXY CHARACTERISTICS?

• FDA approved food safe for food contact

• High gloss

• Water resistant

• Temperature resistant up to 135º F

• Durable

IS EPOXY FDA COMPLIANT OR FOOD SAFE?

The short answer is, yes. Once epoxy has cured it becomes safe, per FDA code, 21CFR175.300 which states "Resinous and polymeric coatings may be safely used as the food-contact surface of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food" and can be used as a "functional barrier between the food and the substrate" and "intended for repeated food-contact use".

Keep in mind that the epoxy surface is not antimicrobial, and will still have to be disinfected after uses that include serving or eating food.


Here is the link from the FDA: 

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=175.300

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY RESIN SURFACE?

TO CLEAN: Use a soft towel and buff the surface with mild force or speed. Resin is water resistant, add some water and mild detergent to help loosen any particles stuck to the resin surface. 

NOTE:  be careful not to use anything too aggressive as there is a chance you may ruin the finish.

TO STORE: Although this resin has a UV resistant additive which makes it ideal for indoor tables and art, I suggest storing your epoxy items out of direct sunlight to ensure true colors for years to come.

IS EPOXY SCRATCH AND HEAT RESISTANT?

This epoxy is resilient, but can still be scratched by sharp or rough edges. Because of its nature, scratches on epoxy are generally unnoticeable. 

Epoxy cannot be treated like granite or tile in regards to heat. The peak resistance is about 135 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

WARNING: Never put a hot pan or skillet from the stove or oven directly onto the epoxy! It may leave an imprint in the epoxy, or even worse, melt the surface. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

The majority of my items come with specific care instructions. Failure to follow any of these instructions may result in damaging your handmade product. Please understand that I am not responsible for lack of care once an item is in your possession, but I will do what I can to help if an accident occurs. 

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