30 April 2013
30 April 2013
Scott Bader will be promoting their range of high performance acrylic resins, based on urethane acrylate technology, at SAMPE 2013.
According to Scott Bader, Crestapol acrylic resins share common attributes of being processed at room temperature and being very fast curing. They can also be fabricated when heavily ATH filled up to 200phr, to achieve a range of fire, smoke and toxic fumes (FST) standards specified for buildings, rail, metro and other mass transportation applications. The company says this includes ASTM 162, 662 and E84 as well as meeting HL2 for ISO 5658-2, 5659-2 and 5660-1&2. It goes on to state the inherent toughness of a fully cured urethane acrylate based resin matrix provides excellent mechanical properties, even with the very high mineral filler loadings needed to achieve the highest FST performance. For the US market, the focus by Scott Bader at SAMPE 2013 is on three key Crestapol grades which are aimed at different applications and customer needs: Crestapol 1212, Crestapol 1250LV and Crestapol 1080.
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