Our castable mounts are ideal for lower volume laboratories and materials that are sensitive to high temperature and pressures.
We offer polyesters, acrylics, and epoxies for your lab's cold mounting needs:
- Polyesters are an economical choice for labs with low sample volume and less concern about specimen edge retention. They provide an excellent way to make a mount quickly and easily.
- Acrylics will cure faster than most other mounting media. They have excellent abrasion characteristics and fair edge retention. Acrylic is typically used for making multiple mounts where hot-mounting is not practical. A pressure vessel—such as our LECOMAT—used during curing will provide a semi-clear mounting material.
- Epoxies provide a hard, chemical, and abrasion-resistant mount. They generally take longer to set up than other castable materials, but have superior flow and shrinkage properties. Long cure epoxies are used to mount the most difficult samples and can be placed in a vacuum to remove entrapped air and fill voids. Epoxies are available in quick-cure formulations that will cure in less than an hour.