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A CFRP roof for the Caterham Seven CSR-260 sports car

News International-French

31 Oct 2017

The lightweight carbon fibre composite roof for the Caterham Seven was vacuum infused by Marine Concepts using  Scott Bader’s Crestapol 1260 high performance resin.

A CFRP roof for the Caterham Seven CSR-260 sports car

The lightweight carbon fibre composite roof for the Caterham Seven was vacuum infused by Marine Concepts using Crestapol 1260 urethane acrylate resin in preference to an epoxy resin based laminate; as well as being compatible with carbon fibres, the Crestapol infusion resin was selected as it reduced the overall production time, rapidly curing at room temperature with no need for post cure. Marine Concepts were also able to lacquer or post paint the CFRP roof with no additional surface preparation work required, saving further time and cost.

Terry Stubington from Marine Concepts commented: “Cost and ease of use were good unique selling points for the Crestapol 1260 resin. Scott Bader has been our preferred partner for over 10 years now and we have confidence in their products and team to assist us when needed. The reputation they have as a manufacturer and supplier is second to none in the UK Composites Market. One thing we notice with Scott Bader is that they are always investing in tomorrow’s products. Another thing we like is that they don’t have a high turnover of staff whose knowledge, gained through many years of experience, they pass onto their customers.”