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What is the difference of JESIN and RESIN?

What is the difference between JESIN and RESIN?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESIN AND RESIN?

And why you should no longer do without either in your DIY hobby life!


Welcome, DIY wizards! In the exciting world of do-it-yourself, there are endless opportunities to create art and magic and let off steam creatively.

Since 2023, COLORBERRY has had a new product in its range called JESIN. But what is the difference to the classic RESIN (epoxy resin)?
Grab your magic wand (or in this case, your mixing cups) and let's dive into the creative world of polymers!

WHAT DO BOTH MATERIALS HAVE IN COMMON?

The biggest common denominator of JESIN and RESIN is probably: Pouring! Because with both materials you can live out your passion for pouring in a sensational way. RESIN and JESIN can be easily poured into silicone molds and then - after the respective curing time - removed from the mold.

Both JESIN and RESIN consist of 2 components that are mixed together in a mixing cup:

1) JESIN = powder and liquid (here mixing ratio of 2:1 by weight)
2) RESIN = resin and hardener (mixing ratio depends on the resin and may vary depending on the manufacturer or product)

Both materials can be dyed with suitable colors to get really creative, fe LIQU-MENTS for coloring the JESIN. Sanding, drilling and painting is also possible in both cases.

Pouring into silicone molds, mixing two components and color pouring fun is possible with both, but what exactly is the difference between JESIN and RESIN?

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESIN AND RESIN?

There are many differences, although both have so much in common. Properties such as curing time, colour, toxicity, etc. are essential differences that characterize working with the respective materials. For the sake of simplicity, I have created a small table with the main characteristics of the biggest differences between JESIN and RESIN:

 

JESIN

RESIN

Base Color

Cream/ white

clear

Surface

mat

High gloss

Coloring

Always opaque

Transparent or opaque

Influences of ambient temperature during casting

Virtually none

Very sensitive to temperature and humidity

Chemistry

Water-based

No VOCs

Chemical

VOCs depending on manufacturer

Working hours

Max. 20 min

Between 15-60 min depending on the resin

Unmolding time

after 20 min

Usually only after a few hours or days

Water repellent

Only after sealing

yes

Food safe

Only after sealing

Depends on the manufacturer

Pouring Results

Is as it was poured

Can often deviate due to various influences such as silicone mold, heat, horizontal, etc.

Protective clothing

Not absolutely necessary

Gloves, filter mask, ventilated room

Suitable for children (our recommendation)

Yes, from approx. 6 years of age

No, as chemical

Pregnant women

Yes - can also be used by pregnant women

No - do not cast with epoxy resin if pregnant

This table shows just a few of the most important properties of the respective casting media. In summary, however, the most decisive differences for me personally are: protective clothing, pregnancy and mat or shiny.

And just as an aside: JESIN is a mega material for all those who want to make DIY candles and want to cast the containers themselves.

THE COMBINATION OF JESIN AND RESIN MAKES IT INTERESTING!

It's like a perfect designer piece because the mixture of both materials makes it really exciting. The matt finish of JESIN and the high-gloss finish of resin combine perfectly and create a really exciting visual surface. However, there are a few important things to bear in mind if you want to combine the two materials JESIN and RESIN. There is a separate blog on this, which I would like to link to below:

BLOG POST: How to combine JESIN & RESIN

To summarize, I hope that I have convinced you of both materials and that some of you would now like to start casting immediately. Let's go - what are you waiting for?

Happy pouring,

Your MRS.COLORBERRY

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