Epoxide Oil is a dicyclopentadiene copolymer linseed oil. It is a fast drying oil with good alkali resistance. The copolymer of linseed oil and dicyclopentadiene provides a new vehicle that can be added to paints low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), yet provide low enough viscosities that make it easy to apply. Epoxide Oil is a reinforced oil that is excellent in varnishes and paints. Use it in place of natural and synthetic resinous mediums to speed up drying and improve film formation.
Dicyclopentadiene, abbreviated DCPD, is a chemical compound with the formula C10H12. At room temperature, it is a white crystalline solid with a camphor-like odor. Dicyclopentadiene is a monomer in polymerization reactions, for example as a copolymer with ethylene or styrene utilizing only the norbornene double bond.
Use turpentine or mineral spirits as a solvent for oil painting mediums made with Epoxide Oil.
Linseed oil is a yellowish drying oil derived from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae).
Linseed Linum usitatissimum
Acid Value (mg KOH/g), max:
Color (Gardner 1953), max.:
Viscosity (Stokes @ 25� C):
Viscosity (Gardner-Holdt @ 25� C):
Clear/Transparent at 25� C
0.960 @ 25� C
Weight Per Gallon:
Warning: Rags or paper towels contaminated with vegetable drying oils, particularly those containing iron oxide pigments are susceptible to spontaneous combustion. To prevent unexpected fires, used rags or paper towels contaminated with oil-based materials should be collected in a closeable, air-tight container. Store water-dampened rags or paper towels in a metal container with an air-tight top. Alternately, washing contaminated rags will remove contaminating materials and eliminate risk.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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