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Scott Bader to Exhibit at Composites Europe for the First Time

  • Friday, 10th September 2010
  • Reading time: about 4 minutes

Scott Bader will showcasing three new specialty products on booth number 10-11/D03 at the 5th Composite Europe exhibition in Essen, 14-16th September.

Alongside their complete range of specialty Crystic unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, skin coats, gelcoats, and tooling products, they will be showcasing three innovative new products: Crestabond a new structural adhesives range based on methacrylate chemistry; Crestapol 1214 a new ‘low shrink’ high performance pultrusion resin; and Crystic Fireguard 75PA Excel intumescent fire resistant topcoat.

Representatives from both Scott Bader and Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH, a newly appointed specialty products distributor for Germany and Austria, will be available throughout the show to answers questions.

On the Scott Bader stand visitors will be able to see a fiberglass powerboat bow section and watch four new videos, which can also been viewed after the exhibition on their website. The Crystic Fireguard 75PA Excel video shows the fire resistance performance of this upgraded intumescent topcoat. There are also three practical demonstration videos: one showing the correct techniques for the application of the new Crestabond structural adhesives and two videos of Scott Bader’s recommended ‘best practices’ to achieve a top quality brushed or sprayed gelcoat surface finish; fabricators can see useful techniques to reduce brush marks or achieve an optimum spray pattern and learn how to avoid common shop floor gelcoat faults, which can result in costly reworking and customer complaints.

The new Crestabond range of methacrylate structural adhesives is a totally new adhesives range for Scott Bader, building on over 25 years of proven experience in structural adhesives for composite applications with its well established range of urethane acrylate Crystic Crestomer structural adhesives. Ian Lancey, Global Business Manager, Adhesives for Scott Bader commented: “The timing of the Composites Europe show makes it the ideal platform for us this year to launch our new range of Crestabond methacrylate primerless adhesives to the European market. Mr. Lancey went on to say: “After two years of R & D work and successful field tests, plus positive feedback from a number of already established customers using Crestabond in demanding applications, we know that we have an excellent methacrylate adhesives range. We look forward to meeting visitors at the show from a wide range of markets, who have a need to bond fabricated composite parts to composite, metal or plastic substrates. I am confident that they will be very interested in the adhesive performance and fabrication benefits provided by the new Crestabond range.”

Scott Bader say that the unique benefit offered by Crestabond adhesives is that they are primerless, with none or only minimal surface cleaning of the substrates to be bonded; this saves both production time and assembly costs. The Crestabond range is aimed at manufacturing companies in the bus, truck and rail, construction, marine and wind energy markets, who are looking for durable, high performance structural adhesives that can be successfully bonded to a wide variety of composite, metal and plastic substrates. For more information on the Scott Bader adhesives range visit

Crestapol 1214 urethane acrylate high performance resin is the latest addition to the Crestapol resins range. It has been developed for pultruding profiles where there is a requirement for fire resistance, low shrink, high quality surface finish or the need to manufacture larger profiles. Crestapol 1212 and 1214 pultrusion resins can be ATH filled up to 200phr to achieve a range of fire, smoke and toxic fumes standards specified for certain building and mass transportation applications; Crestapol 1212 has achieved DIN 5510 S4/SR2/ST2 and French NFP 92-501 M1, NFF 16-101 F0, also passing the more stringent Spanish FR tests for interior railway carriage applications. According to Scott Bader, due to the low viscosity and high reactivity of Crestapol resins, even when heavily filled there is no loss of line speed.

The other new product which will be promoted on the Scott Bader stand is Crystic Fireguard 75PA Excel intumescent fire protection topcoat, which is a product upgrade. The new, improved ‘Excel’ version offers better FR properties and handling, yet is still cured with a standard MEKP catalyst (2% addition by weight). While it will not protect indefinitely from an unchecked fire, Crystic Fireguard 75PA Excel can withstand a direct flame at a temperature of 700 deg. C for over 60 minutes without the laminate behind catching fire.

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