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A new, fast response, coloured gelcoat mixing and delivery service for the Spanish FRP composites market has recently been set up by Grupo Plastiform in their factory in Madrid.
A single 25kg keg of spray or brush Crystic gelcoat or topcoat can be produced in any RAL colour in less than 30 minutes to a high level of colour accuracy, even for greys and darker colours. Crystic Rapide gelcoat orders are typically processed and delivered anywhere in Spain in three working days, with the minimum order being only one 25kg keg of a particular colour. Scoot Bader say that customers have been attracted to this new coloured gelcoat service as it combines a very fast response with the quality and long-term performance reputation of Scott Bader Crystic gelcoats.
Mr. Juan Carlos Foguet, Technical Manager for Plastiform stated: “Since we launched this new Crystic ‘Rapide’ coloured gelcoat service last September we have had good results and lots of satisfied customers. The far quicker service and the accuracy of colour matching is really appreciated, particularly by FRP moulders making high quality, aesthetically critical parts.”
Plastiform has been the official independent regional distributor of Scott Bader Crystic products in central Spain for over eight years, and is working in close collaboration with the two other Scott Bader independent regional distributors covering different regions of Spain; Resinas Castro for Galicia, León, Zamora and Asturias and Hegardt S.L for northern Spain and Aragón.
One customer using the new service is Construccions Navals Nicolau, whose Technical Manager, Mr Miqueal Nicolau commented “We are very happy with both the new Crystic ‘Rapide’ service and the reliable gelcoat quality needed for our FRP marine applications. We use Crystic LS97PA spray gelcoat in a variety of colours for deck parts, interior cabin parts and for fuel tanks in preference to other suppliers; in production we find it is easier to apply, that it flows well and covers with a more even thickness.”
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