12 April 2007
12 April 2007
A new technology barrier coat, Crystic Crestacoat, 5000PA, has been introduced by Scott Bader to significantly improve gelcoat surface aesthetics for FRP mouldings.
It is designed to create a glossy, high-lustre, ultra-smooth finish which is claimed to significantly outperform even spray-painted finishes as achieved in the automotive industry.
When used with a ‘matched-system’ skincoat Crystic VE679PA, the new barriercoat gives the best possible surface finish which, in a rigorous 12 month test, also provided the added advantage of osmotic blistering resistance. Scott Bader say that this matched-system can be recommended with confidence for marine applications, or moulded parts used in other demanding environments which are surface-finish critical. This can include laminate products produced for land transport, building and industrial applications or wherever superior gelcoat surface finishes are specified.
Crystic Crestacoat 5000PA can also be applied behind the gelcoat in mould making, substantially improving mould surface finish and subsequent moulding quality. A 1mm thick layer of the barrier coat can dramatically reduce fibre pattern and orange peel effects which can otherwise mar gelcoat finishes. These common defects can be particularly obvious with darker colours, complex shapes and infused parts.
Following extensive research and development, a unique formulation based upon innovative urethane acrylate technology was used by Scott Bader in the creation of Crystic Crestacoat 5000PA.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.