New applications on display will include the Spanish Ariane 3 racing motorcycle which includes the company’s Crystic gel-coated and vacuum infused carbon fiber Crestapol 1250LV resin composite body panel parts, bonded with Crestabond structural adhesive.
Also on show will be a new design carbon fiber racing canoe for the Estonian Olympic squad, also Crystic gel-coated and vacuum moulded using Crestapol 1250LV infusion resin.
New for 2015 is ‘GelTint’, a fully automated, high speed gelcoat volumetric tinting and colour matching service developed by Scott Bader’s R & D group, which is being officially launched at JEC Europe. According to the company, this new gelcoat service is able to rapidly fulfil orders in 20 kg batches for a pigmented gelcoat from the full RAL colour range, with the new tinting system also able to colour match to order from a suitable sample provided. The new volumetric tinting system can pigment any gelcoat base resin and brush and spray grades are offered across the Crystic gelcoat range. Currently, the ‘GelTint’ service is only available to UK customers, but plans are already in place to extend the service more locally across Europe and beyond later in the year.
In two open forum sessions during JEC Europe, representatives from Scott Bader will be giving two technical papers. The first presentation is at 10.00am on Tuesday 11 March, being given by Heather Puddephatt (senior applications chemist), who will speak about Scott Bader innovations in high performance bonding pastes and structural adhesives. The second paper about Crestapol 1250LV high performance acrylic resin, is given by Neil Gray, global business manager – Crestapol Resins.