14 February 2012
14 February 2012
Scott Bader will be exhibiting at the ACMA Composites 2012 Show in Las Vegas next week and will be showcasing their new UV weather resistant Crystic Permabright advanced polymer technology gelcoat, alongside other products.
Scott Bader say their Crystic Permabright gelcoat will be of particular interest to visitors, which uses advanced new D-Iso/NPG polymer technology base resin chemistry. Crystic Permabright is available in both spray and brush applied grades. According to Scott Bader, it has set a new gelcoat standard for long term UV weathering performance providing improved colour stability compared with existing Iso/NPG gelcoats. They say the comparative long term UV weather performance data for Crystic Permabright gelcoat against best in class Iso and Iso/NPG gelcoats comes from accelerated QUV and Xenon testing and 12 months of Florida exposure. When comparing the delta-E colour change to even the best performing white Iso/NPG competitor gelcoat, Scott Bader say their new technology gelcoat outperforms it by over 40%. Markets expected to benefit from this new advanced performance D-Iso/NPG gelcoat technology are those where retaining a high level of aesthetic quality in exposed gelcoated surfaces is highly desirable such as: leisure marine, architectural building and transportation.
Representatives from Scott Bader will be available throughout the show from their booth, number 446.
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