MVC acquires Fibermaq’s gel-coat equipment

Fibermaq, based in São Paulo, Brazil, manufactures composite processing equipment. Its Fibermaq Multicolors gel-coat machine works with up to four colours simultaneously. MVC will use it for the production of several automotive parts made of composites, such as bumpers, bonnets and roofs.

MVC is one of the main Brazilian suppliers to automakers such as Marcopolo, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Scania, and Iveco.

“Many components we manufacture in RTM [resin transfer moulding] Light rely on the gel-coat finish, and the fact that this machine allows the use of different colours at the same time was a determining factor in our choice,” says Jean Zolet, MVC’s industrial coordinator.

“The external mixing between the gel-coat and the catalyst makes the process even more precise,” he adds.