UV resin and 2-part epoxy resin are popular choices for projects requiring a clear, glossy finish or strong adhesive properties, but they differ in their curing processes.
UV resin, as the name suggests, cures under ultraviolet light. It typically comes in a liquid form and hardens within minutes when exposed to UV light. This makes UV resin perfect for small-scale projects where a quick drying time is desirable.
On the other hand, 2-part epoxy resin consists of two components—an epoxy resin and a hardener— that need to be mixed together. The chemical reaction between the resin and hardener initiates the curing process, which usually takes several hours or even days to fully harden.
This longer curing time makes 2-part epoxy resin ideal for larger projects that require ample working time and a more thorough cure. Additionally, 2-part epoxy resin is known for its high strength and durability, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications.