Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) has introduced ArmorShield PB, a new sprayable syntactic foam print blocker that improves the cosmetic finish of composite surfaces.
ArmorShield PB was debuted in select markets in 2004 and is now available to customers and distributors across the country. CCP claim that the MACT-compliant product formulation provides improved protection, faster production times, and reduced print-through and distortion, whilst also providing a faster way of protecting the finish than the use of other popular sheet goods used to prevent print and distortion.
“We’re making things easier and quicker for our customers,” said Corbett Leach, CCP Total Composites market manager. “The new ArmorShield PB offers the highest temperature resistance now on the market in a sprayable print blocker. Repairing print-through and distortion costs composite manufacturers millions of dollars each year. ArmorShield PB reduces the labour costs in these expensive repairs by blocking the heat and shrinkage before it can distort the surface. With products like this in CCP’s Total Composite Design we are helping our customers provide the best finishes in the industry.”
In an effort to encourage industry professionals to learn more about ArmorShield PB and critical surface quality issues for composites, CCP is sponsoring educational exhibitor workshops at upcoming tradeshows.
“Methods and Materials for Improving Cosmetic Surface Quality of FRP” is the topic at the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) tradeshow, Sept. 28-30, 2005. The session will repeat at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Oct. 18-21, along with a concurrent session, “Barrier Coats: Below the Waterline and Above the Waterline.” All seminars are free to tradeshow attendees.
“We’re pleased to provide these added-value seminars in hopes of expanding our customer’s knowledge of the root causes for these problems and some of the possible solutions that CCP brings to their business,” said Leach. “ArmorShield™ PB is just one component in our Total Composite Design solutions.”
CCP is the world’s largest producer of polyester gel coats and the second largest producer of coatings resins.
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