[Coral-List] epoxy feedback revealed
m.milanese at dipteris.unige.it
Fri Jan 28 09:30:16 EST 2011
following my enquiry concerning non-toxic u/w epoxy I have received
several e-mails providing very good advice. I also have been asked to
share this info with the list, as you may also be interested.
Therefore, and with no aim to promote either of these products, let me
summarise the feedback I got.
Three-four products have been basically recommended by researchers. To
me they seem pretty alike so you might decide on the basis of local
- if you are in the States (or have good shipping rules with them) you
may go for z-spar splash zone expoxy. It is a two-component product
that lasts one hour since you prepare it. According to the responses I
got, it has been widely used both in the intertidal and underwater
proper, to fix animals, stones and so on. Most US researchers seem to
use it,with no apparent problems with toxicity.
- Again in the States, All Fix epoxy si again a 2-part epoxy that has
been used in field experiments.
As for Europe:
- in Italy they use another expoy called "sub coat" by Veneziani. Same
- in Spain: two-component putty of the Ivegor brand.
Finally, more than one person wrote me to use normal epoxy you´d use
for boats or car bumps.
Hope it helps!
(thank you for your precious advice)
Dr. Martina Milanese, PhD
Dip.Te.Ris. - University of Genova
C.so Europa 26 16132 Genova
e-mail m.milanese at dipteris.unige.it
m.milanese at studioassociatogaia.com
martinix at iol.it
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