24 November 2009
24 November 2009
SP has launched a selection of new products ideal for the marine industry at the METS exhibition, which took place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre; Spabond 540, Ampreg F230, and PRIME 20 ULV, were being showcased for the first time.
Marine Adhesive Spabond 540
SP's new Spabond 540 is a modified epoxy adhesive for bonding polyester and laminates and has been designed for manufacturers who wish to build larger boats. The adhesive features good impact toughness and low exotherm and shrinkage in thick bondlines.
Foaming Epoxy System Ampreg F230
The new Ampreg F230 is a foaming epoxy system which SP say has high strength and toughness and was designed to be used in the manufacture of marine rudder foils. It has been formulated to be used with SP's Ampreg 21 range of hardeners.
SP's Ampreg F230 is available with a range of Ampreg 21 hardeners allowing the speed of the system to be tailored to the size of the cavity.
Epoxy Infusion System PRIME 20 ULV (Ultra Low Viscosity)
As the next generation of SP's PRIME 20 epoxy infusion system, the new PRIME 20 ULV is specifically designed for use in a variety of resin infusion processes and has been formulated to give exceptionally low mixed viscosity for the infusion of large composite structures.
SP say that the products toughness and infusion times are two times that of other systems and it is also available with three hardeners that offer a range of working times and cure speeds. PRIME 20 ULV has already been used for the single-operation moulding of components ranging from narrow carbon yacht masts to 80' yacht hulls.
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