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Scott Bader Launches New ‘Ultra-Low Styrene Emission’ Crystic Ecogel Gelcoat at JEC Europe

06 March 2013

Scott Bader will launch new gelcoat products at JEC Europe, Port de Versailles, Paris, France, next week.

Scott Bader explains that its stand, under their JEC 2013 theme of ‘We think innovation’, will be showcasing its new, unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat Crystic Ecogel S1PA. This new ultra-low styrene gelcoat, along with its range of closed mould Crystic resins, is part of Scott Bader’s continued focus on offering low VOC fabrication options for converters.

This new Ecogel low styrene gelcoat technology will be explained in a JEC open forum technical presentation being given at 3pm on March 13th by Dean Bugg, Applications Development Manager for Scott Bader.

According to Scott Bader’s R&D team, Ecogel S1PA has been independently laboratory tested and proven to be able to cut total styrene emissions by over 55%. It has also been extensively tested by a number of key customers including LM Wind Power, whose Senior Manager for Global Equipment Engineering, Dan Lindvang, stated “LM Wind Power now uses Scott Bader's ultra-low styrene gelcoat product in its plants globally. We have seen a major reduction of more than 50% in styrene emissions during spray gelcoat application, without any loss of performance and using the same standard spray equipment and catalysts as with conventional gelcoats. The use of Scott Bader's ultra-low styrene Ecogel gelcoat has enabled LM Wind Power to greatly improve the environment for our workers and meet our own demanding in-house HSE standards."

Scott Bader explains that Crystic Gelcoat 15PA is a new vinyl ester (VE) spray tooling gelcoat which it is also launching at the show. It says it is a high performance tooling gelcoat which offers superior gloss retention. Crystic Gelcoat 15PA is the latest addition to their proven Crystic matched tooling system, which offers mould makers a brush tooling gelcoat if preferred, a VE skincoat and a choice of standard or rapid tooling back up resins.

In line with their Advanced Composites strategic focus, the Scott Bader stand will mainly focus on the high performance resins, gelcoats and adhesive products in their range. This will include their Crestapol acrylic resin range, with a special feature on a new flexible thin GRP pipe fabricated by filament winding fibreglass with Crestapol 1250LV; stand visitors will be able to handle and test out the flexibility of this innovative filament wound flexible GRP pipe themselves. Neil Gray, Crestapol Resins Global Business Manager for Scott Bader will be giving a technical presentation in the JEC open forum at 11am on Wednesday 13th March titled: Scott Bader's Urethane Methacrylate/ Acrylic Crestapol resins for demanding pultrusion and Closed Mould applications and advances into Carbon Fibre Composites.

Scott Bader can be found at booth V18.