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gel coat

[′jel ‚kōt]
(materials)
A resin applied to the surface of a mold and gelled prior to placing plastic material in the mold in position for production; the gel coat becomes an integral part of the finished laminate and improves surface appearance.

gel coat

A thin, outer layer of resin, sometimes containing pigment, applied to a reinforced plastic molding to improve its appearance.
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In conjunction with NIX, a portable color sensor, Ashland can now scan any color of the rainbow and instantly and precisely create gelcoat in any desired color.
Ashland has introduced a white gelcoat engineered to help boat manufacturers improve the efficacy and usability of their products in demanding marine applications.
Ashland launched a new white gelcoat to help boat manufacturers improve the efficacy and usability of their products in demanding marine applications.
All hand laid fiberglass construction with high density foam cores and gelcoat finish.
Dubbed GO-Antistatic, the new treatment is based on an advanced carbon nanotube material that is applied as part of a surface gelcoat.
Storm king Plastics Ltd, a UK manufacturer and trade supplier of high quality moulded GRP parts used nationally for residential building construction, has chosen a spray gelcoat to enhance the weatherability and durability of its products.
However, composite parts fabricators have been seeking a gelcoat that not only stands up to Mother Nature but is also more environmentally friendly.
Serge Gradys, international business manager for Azelis Composites, said, 'We are delighted to sign this agreement with Poliya, representing their Polipol customised UPR-polyester resins, Polijel high performance custom coloured gelcoat brands, and complimentary composite products in Italy.
It was found that the gelcoat with silver ion had slight superiority over the counterparts in this study.
Says global product manager Nancy Teufel, "Current low-VOC gelcoat formulations continue to trouble the marine market, with parts being more difficult to demold and fewer pulls being achieved before mold maintenance is required.
The gelcoat exterior keeps its glossy finish for the life of the vehicle and absorbs temperature at a lower rate than metal, making the bus easier to heat and cool.