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CSV Group awarded for high performance acrylic resin

News International-French

18 Dec 2013

The company was presented with the ‘Best Material’ top award for Scott Bader’s Crestapol 1250LV high performance acrylic resin at an official presentation ceremony of a composites show in Poland.

The Kompozit-expo (in Krakow, Poland) judging panel evaluated a variety of materials and feedstock for the production of composite components being exhibited at this year’s trade fair. Crestapol 1250LV resin was awarded the top prize in the materials category due to it being a very rapid cure laminate resin which can be processed by closed moulding at room temperatures, which is fully compatible with both glass and carbon fibre reinforcements, as well as having outstanding mechanical performance properties.

The award was accepted on behalf of CSV Group by Przemek Kaminski, the Product Manager responsible in CSV’s Composites Department for technically supporting customers in Poland using Crestapol resins as well as other Scott Bader products; a wide range of composites related materials are nationally distributed by CSV Group throughout Poland. Crestapol 1250LV can be processed at room temperatures, needing only short periods of moderate post curing to achieve good mechanical properties and high temperature performance.

According to Scott Bader, Crestapol 1250LV provides a cost effective alternative with production benefits to epoxy infusion resin systems, also offering comparable mechanical strength properties and excellent surface finish with minimal print through. Crestapol 1250LV is an ambient curing urethane acrylate thermosetting resin. The resin was developed by Scott Bader for producing high performance carbon fibre reinforced (CFRP) and glass fibre (GRP) parts by vacuum infusion or resin transfer moulding (RTM). It has processing flexibility to suit different production conditions and requirements.

CSV Group, which has an annual turnover of around € 35 millions, is a leading national distributor in Poland of refinishing paint systems and industrial products, including composite materials. CSV has been an official distributor for Scott Bader for over seven years, and today has a team of 15 people in the Composites Department. CSV annually attends the Kompozyt-expo trade fair held in Poland, which is seen as a key show for the Group to promote the wide range of composites related products it distributes for key suppliers such as: Scott Bader, Spheretex, SGL, Nidaplast, Krosglass and Formax.

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