The Ideal Baseboard or Barrier Material for Your Epoxy Resin Project
Polypropylene plastic sheet is ideal for use as a non-stick baseboard or barriers for your GlassCast epoxy resin projects. It has a smooth finish and is easy to cut and bond.
Polypropylene has a smooth finish, is easy to cut and bond and has enough stiffness to help construct sturdy barriers or produce a smooth base. Best of all, epoxy resin does not stick to polypropylene meaning the sheet requires no release agent and can be re-used again and again.
Our polypropylene sheet is 3mm thick and a natural translucent colour. The sheet is available in a range of sizes, please choose the size you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page.
Polypropylene Sheet Recommended Uses
When working with GlassCast epoxy resins, there are many situations where you need to construct barriers or a box to contain the resin whilst it cures. This can be for anything from small-scale jewellery projects through to larger wood turning, or furniture making projects and including of course large pieces like river tables or resin plank tables. In all these situations, it’s really helpful to have polypropylene plastic sheet as the perfect smooth, non-stick material to use for the baseboard and sides.
- Baseboard and sidewalls for a river table
- Container for layered 3D resin art
- Custom mould shape for jewellery pieces
- Fitted ‘resin bath’ container for wood stabilisation
- Custom mould shapes for pen-blanks
Polypropylene Sheet Advantages
- Smooth and shiny finish
- Completely non-stick to epoxy resin
- Can be re-used again and again
- Easy to cut and shape
- Can be heated/bent if required
How to Use
Using polypropylene sheet as a baseboard, barriers or container for your GlassCast resin project could not be easier. Simply cut the sheet into the sizes you need using a hand saw. Where necessary, assemble the parts using a hot-melt glue-gun or some Resin Barrier/Release Tape, both of which allow the container to be dismantled once the resin has cured.
Please note: Polypropylene sheet is manufactured as an industrial material, it is also quite soft and does mark easily. It is not intended to be cosmetically perfect and some light scratches from manufacture or handling should be expected.
If you intend to use the sheet to produce the final finish on your part then some light finishing work will be required.