How safe are Polyester Resins & Gelcoats to use?
In general, if you follow the guidelines of use for the materials, Polyester Resins are generally very safe to use. However like all chemicals, including household ones like bleach, due care should be taken during use to prevent accident. Here are a few guidelines, though you should satisfy yourself by reading the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) attached to each product online.NEVER SMOKE while using Polyester Resins – They are flammable products which will ignite easily!NEVER EAT while using Polyester Resins – There is a hazard of ingestion by accident!NEVER ALLOW BODY CONTACT – Use proper safety equipment! Gloves to protect your hands, Goggles to protect eyes and a Vapour Mask to prevent fume inhalation!STORAGE – Store all products ideally under 20°C and out of direct light and away from sources of ignition. It is important to store resin or gel away from the catalyst explained below!CATALYST HANDLING – Again store as cool as possible and away from ignition. MEKP is an