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Reichhold Introduces New Resins at JEC

05 April 2002

Reichhold will introduce new resins for pultrusion, marine laminating and acrylic backing at the JEC Composites Show in Paris, Stand D-20.

Pultrusion: DION 31066 For pultrusion, Reichhold will introduce DION® 31066, a one-pack resin system, which allows pultruders to provide deep, rich colors, especially blues, blacks and reds in pultruded products previously unattainable through pultrusion. This one-pack system yields easier formulation than two-pack systems along with improved surface characteristics, comparable to thermoplastics. Weatherability of parts pultruded with DION 31066 is good and water absorption is low. Shock resistance is also improved.

Marine Laminating: NORPOL 506 Series In marine laminating, Reichhold introduces a series of low-styrene resins for marine applications, the NORPOL 506 Series for open-molding. These resins provide a high-class surface finish due to less fiber print-through. This series is approved by both DNV (Det Norsk Veritas) and Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Shrinkage is reduced with the 506 series, providing an improved laminate surface. The NORPOL 506 series provides excellent spraying, rolling and wetting properties. Rapid curing and de-molding is experienced with this system.

Acrylic Backing: NORPOL Non-roll System For acrylic backing, Reichhold will introduce the low-styrene NORPOL Non-roll system providing a wide range of benefits including labor savings, shorter gel and cycle times, lighter parts and lower styrene emissions, all using standard spray-up equipment, with the option of using automation, including robots. This system is targeted for the production of sanitary applications such as bathtubs and showers, eliminating almost all but 5-10 percent of rolling in bathtubs, shower stalls and trays yielding the required stiffness at equal thickness as standard laminates.

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