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JEC Europe 2013 - A new look Scott Bader will be launching new gelcoat products at this year’s JEC Europe composites show in Paris, taking place at Porte de Versailles from March 12th to 14th.
The Scott Bader stand (V18), under their JEC 2013 theme of ‘We think innovation’, will be showcasing their new, unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat Crystic® Ecogel S1PA. This new ultra-low styrene gelcoat, along with their range of closed mould Crystic resins, is part of Scott Bader’s continued focus on offering low VOC fabrication options for converters.
This new Ecogel low styrene gelcoat technology will be explained in a JEC open forum technical presentation being given at 3pm on March 13th by Dean Bugg, Applications Development Manager for Scott Bader.
According to Scott Bader’s R & D team, Ecogel S1PA has been independently laboratory tested and proven to be able to cut total styrene emissions by over 55%. It has also been extensively tested by a number of key customers including LM Wind Power, whose senior Manager for global equipment engineering Dan Lindvang stated: “LM Wind Power now uses Scott Bader's ultra-low styrene gelcoat products in its plants globally. We have seen a major reduction of more than 50% in styrene emissions during spray gelcoat application, without any loss of performance and using the same standard spray equipment and catalysts as with conventional gelcoats. The use of Scott Bader's ultra-low styrene Ecogel gelcoats has enabled LM Wind Power to greatly improve the environment for our workers and meet our own demanding in-house HSE standards."
Crystic Gelcoat 15PA is a new vinyl ester (VE) spray tooling gelcoat which Scott Bader is also launching at JEC Europe 2013. It is a high performance tooling gelcoat which offers superior gloss retention. Crystic Gelcoat 15PA is the latest addition to their proven Crystic matched tooling system, which offers mould makers a brush tooling gelcoat if preferred, a VE skincoat and a choice of standard or rapid tooling back up resins.
During JEC this year, Scott Bader will also be promoting their new high performance Crestabond® M7-05 and M7-15 grades, which extend their primer-less methacrylate structural adhesives range with 1:1 ratio as well as 10:1 ratio Crestabond product grades. Scott Bader claims that the two 1:1 ratio grades are particularly good at bonding galvanised metal and other difficult to bond metals and plastics with no need for a primer, and have much higher elongations than competitive adhesives products with superior adhesive performance.
In line with their Advanced Composites strategic focus, Scott Bader stand at JEC Europe 2013 will mainly focus on the high performance resins, gelcoats and adhesive products in their range. This will include their Crestapol® acrylic resin range, with a special feature on a new flexible thin GRP pipe fabricated by filament winding fibreglass with Crestapol 1250LV; stand visitors will be able to handle and test out the flexibility of this innovative filament wound flexible GRP pipe themselves. Crestapol 1250LV has been developed to also exhibit excellent performance with standard sized Carbon Fibre, and Crestapol 1250LV CFRP parts will be exhibited on the stand, including a Wind Energy blade. Other grades of Crestapol, suitable for closed moulding and pultrusion will also be on display, which can be heavily ATH filled to meet demanding fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance regulations, and glass fibre or carbon fibre reinforced to suit individual application needs. Neil Gray, Crestapol Resins Global Business Manager for Scott Bader Advanced Composites will be giving a technical presentation in the JEC open forum at 11am on Wednesday 13th March titled: Scott Bader's Urethane Methacrylate/ Acrylic Crestapol resins for demanding pultrusion and Closed Mould applications and advances into Carbon Fibre Composites.
For the first time ever at a JEC show, Scott Bader will have a fully working Scalextric racing circuit on the stand; visitors can have a go at the ‘JEC Paris Grand Prix’ circuit and test their racing skills, with daily trophy winners plus the chance to win the top prize of an iPad for the fastest ten lap race time recorded by the end of the show.