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DION® - Tough resins for harsh environments

News International-French

19 Feb 2014

Sponsored News - Reichhold offers a wide range of anti-corrosion and high performing vinyl ester resins for use with products that will withstand high temperatures, corrosive chemicals or solvents.

Reichhold offers a wide range of anti-corrosion and high performing vinyl ester resins for use with products that will withstand high temperatures, corrosive chemicals or solvents.

Reichhold has developed a new improved vinyl ester resin, the DION® IMPACT 9133. Tanks, pipes and other composite structures produced with this resin will offer improved properties and other advantages, as described below, compared to those made with standard or conventional vinyl ester.

One of the advantages is that the resin can be cured with standard peroxides which exhibit strongly reduced foaming. Additionally, while granting superior chemical resistance, the light colour of the DION® IMPACT grade resins allows for their use in all applications and facilitates laminate inspections. DION® IMPACT 9133 also grants an HDT which is 10°C higher than that of conventional epoxy vinyl ester resins and it has mechanical performance among the best in the market. The mechanical performance, especially at elevated temperatures, is good and the resin shows an ease in cure and post cure processes.

Case studies demonstrate the positive features of the DION® IMPACT 9133. For instance, it has been used in Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer BRFP Minibars™, for filament wound pipe and in the pultrusion processes.

In addition, Reichhold offers other high performance resins for anti-corrosion applications. DION® IMPACT 9400 is an excellent choice for contacts with solvents while DION® 9700 can withstand high temperature.

Reichhold will give a presentation on our high performance DION® vinyl ester resins on March 11th at 2.00 pm at the Technical Sales Presentations session at JEC Europe 2014 in Paris. Booth Q72 – 7.3.

About Reichhold:
Reichhold is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unsaturated polyester resins and has manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
With over 85 years of experience Reichhold is well positioned to support the composites market with dependability, quality, advanced material systems and technical support expertise. Reichhold offers the broadest global manufacturing presence to produce a complete line of resin products, gel coats and bonding paste under the trade names POLYLITE®, DION®, HYDREX®, ENVIROLITE®, ADVALITE™ and NORPOL®

More information:www.reichhold.com

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