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General Lab Safety
Any student or researcher who wishes to have lab access and work in the lab is required to have Right To Know training as well as lab safety training.
To sign up for lab training contact Phil Roach
Chemical Safety Note
Vinyl Ester is one of the most common resin systems used at CCM. It boasts good cure time control by adding various concentrations of the proper chemicals but if mixed incorrectly it could cause an exothermic reaction.
To kick off the chemical reaction two ingredients are added; MEKP (Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide) and Cobalt also known as CoNap. These two when mixed in their pure form are very exothermic and if ever working with this resin system make sure you mix one ingredient in thoroughly before adding the other.
At left is a video of equa; amounts of these two chemicals mixed.