to use its additive in a new gelcoat
aimed at FRP bathtubs, sinks, countertops, boat hulls, and food containers (see PT, Jan.
In the only manual part of the molding operation, gelcoat
is sprayed onto the mold surface and the preform is placed in the cavity.
Using a gallon and a half of gelcoat
fairing putty, all joints were filled and inconsistencies in any flat surfaces were addressed and corrected.
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.
Dubbed GO-Antistatic, the new treatment is based on an advanced carbon nanotube material that is applied as part of a surface gelcoat
. Polyester gelcoats
are widely used to add glossy and highly durable surface finishes to the exterior of GRP enclosures.
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.
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.'
Q | I was getting ready to paint the bottom of my I boat, but a friend said that would cut my speed by a knot or maybe two because the paint covers the slick gelcoat
with a rough surface.
The basic product used in this study was an isophthalic/Neopentil glycol-based, acrylic-modified, thixotropic, pre-accelerated, high advance exterior use, brush-type gelcoat
[(Polijel.sup.[TM]] F-215 of Poliya Poliester).