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Materials Science Overview

PELCO® Castable Embedding Supplies

epoxy mount kit
2-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit

24-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit

epoxy pump
Epoxy Pump Kit

PELCO Acrylimet
NEW PELCO® Acrylimet


specimen mounting
Example: Circuit Board encapsulated using the PELCO® Epoxy Mount Kit.
The clear resin allows for easy identification of the sample.
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PELCO® 2-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit

for optical clarity, high hardness, low viscosity and good adhesion

The PELCO® Epoxy Mount Kit uses a cold embedding material designed for metallography, ceramography, geology and petrology samples. Used for light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and micro probe analysis. It is low viscosity, low exotherm reaction and low shrinkage.

It can be used in conjunction with vacuum impregnation to ensure complete and void-free embedding. The cured resin is extremely hard, optically clear, and has excellent bond strength. It gives excellent polish and edge retention to the sample. Polymerization time is 2 hours at 77° F (25° C). Mixing ratio is 2:1 per volume (resin 2 parts to hardener 1 part).

PELCO® 24-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit

for optical clarity, high hardness, low viscosity and good adhesion

The PELCO® 24-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit has the same optical clarity, high hardness, low shrinkage and low viscosity as our 2-Hour epoxy kit, but with a much longer pot life (up to one hour) and slower curing (24 hours). This allows for embedding larger batches in one charge and better impregnation of porous samples.. The longer pot life gives ample time to remove trapped gas and to avoid air bubbles in the embedding.

It can be used with vacuum or pressure impregnation to remove trapped gas. The cured resin is extremely hard, optically clear and has excellent bond strength. It gives excellent edge retention during grinding and polishing of metallographic samples. Polymerization time is 24 hours at 77°F (25°C). Mixing ratio is 3:1 per volume (resin 3 parts to hardener 1 part).


The 2-Hour (fast cure) Epoxy Mount Kit contains the following items:
813-501 PELCO® Epoxy Resin, 1 gallon (3,785ml)
813-504 PELCO® Fast Cure Hardener (2 hour), 0.5 gallon (1,892ml)
813-503 PELCO® Epoxy Pump, set of 2
128-4 Mixing Sticks, pkg/100
12904-20 Tri-Stir Beakers, 100ml, with pouring spout, pkg/20
12906-20 Tri-Stir Beakers, 250ml, with pouring spout, pkg/20

SDS 813-501 and 813-502 (177KB PDF) PELCO® Epoxy Resin
SDS 813-504 and 813-505 (176KB PDF) PELCO® Fast Cure Hardener
SDS 813-514 and 813-515 (213KB PDF) PELCO® Slow Cure Hardener
PELCO® Technical Notes, PELCO® 2-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit (PDF)

The 24-Hour (slow cure) Epoxy Mount Kit contains the following items:
813-501 PELCO® Epoxy Resin, 1 gallon (3,785ml)
813-514 PELCO® Slow Cure Hardener (24 hour), 0.33 gallon (1262ml)
813-503 PELCO® Epoxy Pump, set of 2
128-4 Mixing Sticks, pkg/100
12904-20 Tri-Stir Beakers, 100ml, with pouring spout, pkg/20
12906-20 Tri-Stir Beakers, 250ml, with pouring spout, pkg/20

SDS 813-501 and 813-502 (177KB PDF) PELCO® Epoxy Resin
PELCO® Technical Notes, PELCO® 24-Hour Epoxy Mount Kit (PDF)

PELCO® 2 Hour and 24 Hour Epoxy Mount Kit Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
813-500 PELCO® 2 Hour Epoxy Mount Kit each $260.95
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813-510 PELCO® 24 Hour Epoxy Mount Kit each 260.95
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Components and Supplies
813-501 PELCO® Epoxy Resin,1 gallon (3,785ml) each 180.30
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813-502 PELCO® Epoxy Resin, 0.5 gallon (1,892ml) each 106.50
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813-504 PELCO® Fast Cure Hardener (2-hour), 0.5 gallon (1,892ml) each 81.25
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813-505 PELCO® Fast Cure Hardener (2-hour), 1 quart (946ml) each 66.50
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813-514 PELCO® Slow Cure Hardener (24-hour), 0.33 gallon (1,262ml) each 103.75
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813-515 PELCO® Slow Cure Hardener (24-hour), 0.166 gallon (631ml) each 57.75
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128-4 Mixing Sticks pkg/100 4.35
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12904-20 Tri-Stir® P.E. Beakers, 3 oz. (100ml) pkg/20 6.50
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12906-20 Tri-Stir® P.E. Beakers, 8 oz. (250ml) pkg/20 8.00
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epoxy pump

PELCO® Epoxy Pump Set

The pumps screw directly onto the gallon, 1/2 gallon or quart bottles of resin and hardener allowing for quick, exact and clean dispensing. The pumps dispense one fluid once per stroke. An Insert that limits the stroke to 1/2 oz. is included to allow for correct ratio of resin to hardener.

For example: One pump would be set at full stroke for 1 oz. of resin and the other for 1/2 oz. of hardener. If 3 oz. are required, two strokes of each pump will deliver the correct ratio.

PELCO® Technical Notes, PELCO® Epoxy Pump Set (PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
813-503 PELCO® Epoxy Pump, set/2 each $19.50
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PELCO Acrylimet Epoxy Kit

NEW PELCO® Acrylimet

PELCO® Acrylimet for quick turn-around sample embedding using a castable resin system comprising an acrylic powder with liquid solvent/ hardener. With a room temperature cure time of 5 – 8 minutes following mixing, a cured hardness of approximately 85 Shore D, only moderate shrinkage and being semi-transparent, PELCO® Acrylimet is ideal for quickly embedding electronic components, printed circuit board cross sections and a variety of materials science samples ready for metallographic sample preparation.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
813-520 PELCO® Acrylimet Powder, 5 lb. tub each $165.00
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813-521 PELCO® Acrylimet Hardener, 64 oz. container each 75.00
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813-522 PELCO® Acrylimet Black Powder, 1 lb. each 105.00
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