Pot life and shelf life of PRO-SET epoxy
When choosing the most suitable PRO-SET® product for your project, the pot life and shelf life of each available epoxy should play a part in reaching the right decision.
The resin/hardener combination you choose may be based on the length of its pot life. Pot life is the amount of time a given mass of mixed resin/hardener will remain in the liquid state at a specific temperature. It allows you to compare the relative rate of reaction or cure speed of various resin/hardener combinations.
To allow you to compare PRO-SET epoxies easily, we determine the pot life of each resin/hardener combination based on either a 100 or 500 g mixture stored in a standardised container, at a consistent temperature. Pot life is not intended to directly correlate to actual working life or assembly time. Rather it indicates the potential working time of the resin/hardener combination compared to other combinations. An epoxy mixture’s mass and temperature during the manufacturing or assembly process contribute to its actual working life.
Epoxy resin and hardener formulations have a long shelf life compared to many polymers. The minimum shelf life for the standard PRO-SET Infusion and Adhesive resins and hardeners is 2 years. We recommend storing them at a consistent temperature above 10°C for best results.