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Chemistry 101: Gels and Acrylics

Gel and Acrylic comparison overview Each system has its strengths and weaknesses. McConnell Labs gels are typically more flexible and stronger than but not as hard as acrylics. Even though gels are more flexible, they can crack when flexed beyond their stretching point. Because acrylics are harder than gels, they have less flexibility and are […]

How Does UV Gel Work? A Basic Chemistry Lesson

How Does UV Gel Work? A Basic Chemistry Lesson I am not going to enter into a discussion on the exact chemicals that are used in both types of systems that I am covering in this guide. We can find it sufficient to say that most people in our industry (not the chemists, but others […]

UV Cured Advancements

UV cured polymer materials can be utilized in a plethora of fields including but not limited to: fingernail enhancements, and coatings for fabric, wood, concrete and metal. The advantages of the use of UV cured resins is lower or no volatile organic compounds, UV discoloration resistance, ease of handling, and the ability to combine various […]