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New ultra-low styrene content spray gelcoat

News International-French

4 Mar 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - Scott Bader is launching the new Crystic Ecogel S1PA, a unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat developed for use in general moulding, transportation, wind energy and building applications. 

Independent laboratory tests have proven that Crystic Ecogel S1PA can cut total styrene emissions by over 55%, compared to using a standard technology polyester spray gelcoat when sprayed using extraction equipment with an air flow rate of 5000m3/hr. This new low-styrene gelcoat technology will be explained in a JEC open forum technical presentation at 3pm on March 13th. 

Key features: Very low VOC emissions in both dynamic (airless spray) and static (gelation) phases; spray application using the same techniques and equipment as standard gelcoats; cures with a standard MEKP catalyst; excellent adhesion to UP and VE resins; good UV resistance, suitable for external applications; and, high long-term gloss finish.

Key customers have trialled Ecogel, including LM Wind Power, who now uses Scott Bader's ultra-low styrene gelcoat product in its plants globally after it met their demanding in-house HSE standards. LM saw major reductions of more than 50% in styrene emissions during spray gelcoat application, without any loss of performance. According to LM Wind Power, the ultra-low styrene Ecogel gelcoat has enabled them to greatly improve the environment for their workers.

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