05 November 2013
05 November 2013
The Scott Bader stand will showcase its unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat Crystic Ecogel S1PA launched earlier this year at JEC Europe.
The company says that based on independent laboratory tests, Ecogel S1PA has demonstrated its ability to help cut total styrene emissions by over 55%. It claims it has been extensively tested by several key composite fabricators including LM Wind Power, which now uses Ecogel S1PA in all its wind blade production plants globally. As well as low styrene gelcoats, Scott Bader will also be promoting its extensive range of infusion resins, offering EHS focused converters a full package of low VOC options for moulding high quality fibre reinforced composite parts.
Opposite the Scott Bader stand in the show’s 'Features Area' visitors will also be able to look around an Ultima GTR sports car. This high performance kit car is manufactured by Ultima Sports ., which uses Crystic VE679PA resin and Crystic 32PA gelcoat for the composite body panels of its sports cars.
During the show, Scott Bader will also be promoting other high performance resins, gelcoats and adhesive products. This will include two new Crestabond M7-05 and M7-15 1:1 ratio adhesive grades, which extends the primer-less methacrylate structural adhesives range with 1:1 as well as 10:1 ratio Crestabond optionsThe Crestabond methacrylate adhesives range is offered alongside Scott Bader’s long established Crestomer urethane acrylate adhesives, which have been used for many years in the most demanding fibreglass structural applications in marine, building and construction markets.
Also being featured during this year’s UK Composites Engineering show is Scott Bader’s Crestapol range of high performance acrylic resins, including the latest addition to the range, Crestapol 1250LV. It has unique properties which can provide a high level of toughness and flexibility, even when reinforced with glass or carbon fibres. According to Scott Bader, its Crestapol high performance urethane acrylate based acrylic resins bridge the technology gap between polyesters and epoxy resins.
Neil Gray, Crestapol Resins Global Business Manager for Scott Bader Advanced Composites will be giving a technical presentation at the show in Composites Forum 3 on Wednesday 13 November at 10:30am titled, ‘Scott Bader's Urethane Methacrylate/ Acrylic Crestapol resins for demanding pultrusion and closed mould applications and advances into carbon fibre composites’.
Visit stand F207 at the show.
The sister ship of the renowned passenger ferry Vision of the Fjords takes sustainability one step further. A catamaran constructed from carbon fibre composite that runs entirely on batteries, Future of the Fjords will offer sightseeing with a minimum of environmental impact.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.