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Scott Bader’s coloured gelcoat service expands into Germany

News International-French

10 Oct 2011

A new, fast response, coloured gelcoat mixing and delivery service for the German FRP composites market has recently been set up by Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH in their facilities located in Offenbach am Main, near Frankfurt in central Germany.

A single 25kg keg of spray or brush Crystic® 65PA Rapide or LS97PA Rapide gelcoat or topcoat can be produced in any RAL colour in less than 30 minutes to a high level of colour accuracy, even for greys and darker colours.  Crystic® ‘Rapide’ gelcoat orders are typically processed and delivered anywhere in Germany in three to five working days; the minimum order is only a single 25kg keg of a particular RAL colour.  The key advantage of this new coloured gelcoat keg service is that it combines a very fast delivery with the quality and long-term performance reputation of Scott Bader Crystic® gelcoats.  Customers can order either Crystic 65PA ‘Rapide’ for brush application or Crystic LS97PA ‘Rapide’ for spray application; both are isophthalic gelcoats, suitable for a broad range of demanding industrial, building and transport applications.


A fast national service to anywhere in Germany is guaranteed as Bodo Möller Chemie holds and manages stocks of all the Crystic ‘Rapide’ gelcoat and topcoat bases needed for the system in Offenbach am Main. Crystic Rapide system materials are supplied to order from Scott Bader’s gelcoat factories in the UK and France where they are manufactured.  Bodo Möller Chemie also carry a comprehensive range of Scott Bader pigments, which must be exclusively used in the Crystic ‘Rapide’ system to provide both the colour match accuracy and gelcoat performance quality in use.  To ensure consistent quality, Scott Bader developed the Crystic ‘Rapide’ service around exactly the same marine gelcoat base technology and pigments as are used in larger batch Crystic gelcoat production; the same rigorous quality pre checks are done on all ‘Rapide’ gelcoat and topcoat bases and pigments.   This means that long-term weathering performance is not compromised.  The individual bases, pigments and additives have all been selected to provide the lowest colour change and best gloss retention performance over time, as well as to eliminate other potential quality issues, such as pin holing and streaking.    


Bodo Möller Chemie has been established for over 35 years as a specialist solutions provider to the chemical industry.  Today it employs 110 people and provides manufacturers in Germany and Austria with a national distribution service of a wide range of chemical and composites related products.  Their head office and 4000 sq. m warehouse and production facilities are located at Offenbach am from which they also offer customers a combination of added value services: technical sales support, the production of custom formulated resins, gelcoats and resin tinting pastes, plus converting industrial tapes.   Bodo Möller Chemie are certified according to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2005.


Since there appointment as the official independent national distributor for Scott Bader Crystic products in Germany in Sept 2010, the composites business has developed well. Bodo Möller Chemie’s existing resin and gelcoat production skills, combined with their strong technical, quality and solutions culture makes them ideally qualified to provide a reliable Crystic ‘Rapide’ gelcoat pigmenting service to composites customers located in Germany.  Mr. Steffen Pfeiffer of Bodo Möller Chemie stated:  “Our technical team has been impressed with the RAL colour accuracy and consistency of Scott Bader's Crystic Rapide gelcoat system.  Quality and consistency is critical for our customers in Germany and Austria. This new coloured 25kg gelcoat keg service fits perfectly with our Company's philosophy and goal; to offer our customers the best solutions which will enables them to do their business better and more efficiently.”


This additional production facility in Germany now extends the Crystic ‘Rapide’ service to seven in total currently in operation; three have been operating successfully for several years from Scott Bader’s resin and gelcoat production plants in the UK, France and Dubai, with other Crystic ‘Rapide’ 25kg coloured gelcoat services provided by three independent Scott Bader distributors in Europe:  CSV in Poland, Terpol OY in Finland and in Spain via Plastiform, near  Madrid, linked with the other regional Spanish distributors for Crystic resins, gelcoats, bonding pastes and structural adhesives.



About Scott Bader
Scott Bader was established in 1921.  Today it is a £180 million multinational chemical company, employing 560 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to support its customers, workforce and the environment.


Scott Bader’s headquarters is based in the UK where they have purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support.  They have manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, The Middle East and South Africa.

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