Mounting Moulds, Resins and Accessories

Cold Mounting Resins & Acrylics

The Kemet range of cold mounting resins includes acrylic and epoxy solutions. Cold mounting systems are particularly useful for delicate specimens that will not withstand the heat and pressure from a Hot Mounting press, and are also a good way of producing high volumes of mounted samples since 1 mix can produce many samples.

Type of Resin Application Cure Time Shrinkage Hardness Conductivity Colour Mix Ratios
KEP Epoxy General purpose epoxy with very low shrinkage 10h at 25C Low 75 Shore D N/A Clear 2:1 by weight
KEPT Epoxy Porous materials, coatings and electronic components 10h at 25C Low 75 Shore D N/A Clear 2:1 by weight
Acrylic CLB Conductive resin by SEM applications 30 mins Medium 62 Shore D Good Black 8:5 by volume
Acrylic VLST Low shrinkage, general purpose 10 mins Low 90 Shore D N/A Translucent 5:2 by volume
Acrylic VLB General purpose with fast cure time 10 mins Low 90 Shore D N/A Blue 2:1 by volume
Acrylic VLK Ideal for hard materials 20 mins Very Low 86 Shore D N/A Blue 2:1 by volume
Acrylic Yellow Replication of sample surface 10 mins N/A 87 Shore D N/A Yellow 2:1 by volume
Type Colour Shrinkage Hardening Time Pack Contents Code
Acrylic CLB Black Low 15 minutes at 20ºC

1kg powder /
1 litre liquid

600714
1kg powder 600715
1kg powder 600716
Acrylic VLST Translucent Very low 10 minutes at 20ºC 1kg powder / 500cc liquid 600702
1kg powder 600735
500cc liquid 600736
Acrylic VLB Blue Very low 6 minutes at 20ºC 1kg powder / 500cc liquid 600703
1kg powder 600737
500cc liquid 600738
Acrylic VLK Blue Very low 8 minutes at 20ºC 1kg powder / 500cc liquid 600691
1kg powder 600693
500cc liquid 600692
Acrylic Yellow Yellow - 8 minutes at 20ºC 1kg powder / 500cc liquid 600699
1kg powder 600741
500cc liquid 600742
KEP Epoxy Resin Transparent Very low 10 hours at 25ºC 1kg resin with 500g hardener 600410
KEPT Epoxy Resin Transparent Very low 12 hours at 25ºC 1kg resin with 500g hardener 600411
cold mounting resins

Mounting Moulds and Accessories

We have a wide range of mounting moulds which can be used in conjunction with all of our cold mounting resins. These come in 3 differenttypes:

  • KM Acrylic Resin Mould with detachable aluminium base. Non-reusable.
  • Teflon reusable with detachable base.
  • Rubber one piece (reusable).

These are complimented by our range of mounting accessories. All of the available items are shown in the table below:

Description Quantity Code
KM Acrylic Moulds 25mm dia. Pk 30 600070
KM Acrylic Moulds 30mm dia. Pk 50 600753
Teflon Moulds 20mm dia. Pk 5 600723
Teflon Moulds 25mm dia. Pk 5 600724
Teflon Moulds 30mm dia. Pk 5 600710
Teflon Moulds 40mm dia. Pk 5 600725
Teflon Moulds 50mm dia. Pk 5 600726
Rubber Moulds 55 x 30mm. Pk 5 600727
Rubber Moulds 70 x 40mm. Pk 5 600728
Rubber Moulds 100 x 50mm. Pk 5 600729
Rubber Moulds 25mm dia. Pk 5 600062
Rubber Moulds 30mm dia. Pk 5 600063
Rubber Moulds 40mm dia. Pk 5 600064
Cups and stirrers Pk 100 600058
250xx measuring cup and stirrer Pk 5 600730
Stainless steel clips Pk 100 600050
Plastic clips Pk 100 600053
Silicon mould release spray 500ml 600157

 

cold mounting

Hot Mounting Resins

(Requires Hot Mounting Press)

Hot embedding resins are extremely hard, acid-resistant and low-shrinkage. They reduce sweating and guarantee clean edges when polishing. Hot embedding resins are available in powder form and are divided into two categories:

  • Thermoresistant (Phenolic or Allylic)
  • Thermoplastic (Acrylic or Epoxy)
Type Colour Use Size Code
Phenolic Black Standard Examination of all Materials 25kg 600800
Phenolic Black Standard Examination of all Materials 25kg 600174
Phenolic Green Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600801
Phenolic Green Standard Examination of all Materials 10kg 600802
Phenolic Red Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600803
Phenolic Red Standard Examination of all Materials 10kg 600804
Phenolic Brown Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600805
Phenolic White Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600806
Phenolic with glass fibre Black Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600807
Allylic with glass fibre Blue Examination of Edges 2.5kg 600813
Conductive Acrylic Copper - Examination of etched materials 2.5kg 600809
Acrylic Transparent Standard Examination of all Materials 2.5kg 600810
Epoxy Black Examination of Edges 2.5kg 600811
Epoxy Black Examination of Edges 10kg 600812
Silicon Mould Release Spray - - 500ml 600157
hot mounting resin