How to use A1

Weighing and mixing

A1 must be carefully weighed and mixed. The mixing ratio of A1 is 2 parts powder mixed with 1 part resin. Fill the cup or bucket with the required amount of resin. Use the stainless steel High Shear Mixer to create a swirl. Then add the correct amount of powder into the swirl. Continue mixing until a smooth mixture is achieved without lumps and continue to mix for an additional 30 seconds approx. Ensure that none of the material sticks to the bottom and sides and that everything is included in the mixture.

Processing time 
The standard processing time, after mixing, is 20 minutes. When a shorter or longer processing time is required, this can be achieved by adding additives.

Curing time 
A1 is a water based product. Residual moisture must evaporate before obtaining the final result. The time needed for curing properly depends on several factors, such as the dimension of the object, the temperature and humidity. When the object has been laminated or cast in a mould, it can be removed from the mould as soon as it is strong enough to cope with the forces present. The product will achieve the optimum strength outside of the mould.

Cleaning
Hands and skin can be washed using soap and water. Clean the equipment with water directly after use. We suggest that the brushes and equipment are cleaned in a bucket of water instead of in a wash basin, as the hardening process continues under water.

Also visit our "How to Use" pages on:
- Laminating A1

- A1 additives

- A1 sealer
- A1 fillers and pigments
- A1 Facebook page
- A1 workshops


Tips and Tricks
On our tips and tricks page you will find the answers to the frequently asked questions.

Support

If you have any question about working with A1 please contact your distributor or contact us directly at info@activecomposite.com 
We are more than happy to offer you the support needed.