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Scott Bader to Present Advances in Fire Retardant Systems with Focus on Urethane Acrylates

Published on 2011-03-29. Author : SpecialChem

At the forthcoming JEC Composites 2011 show in Paris from 29-31st March, Scott Bader is launching its latest innovative development, Crystic ® Permabright. This high performance gelcoat uses novel, next generation technology, which is claimed sets a new standard for long term UV weathering performance by providing significantly improved colour stability. Experts from Scott Bader will also be making three technical presentations during the show, including one on their ground breaking, new unsaturated polyester gelcoat weathering performance technology; the other presentations will cover recent advances in fire retardant systems, focusing on urethane acrylates and intumescent technology, with another covering the bonding of composites, plastics and metals with methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives.

Scott Bader will have on their stand (H46) the new Crystic ® Permabright spray and brush gelcoats along with other innovative new products in their specialty products range: closed mould and pultrusion .Crestapol® resins, Crestabond® structural adhesives, plus low smoke fire retardant (FR) gelcoats and laminate systems with test approvals for a variety of building and land transportation applications from: Epiradeatuer NFP/ NFF; DIN; ASTM; and CEN TS 45545-2 (Firestarr HL2) standards.

Key composites markets which can benefit from the significantly enhanced weathering performance this new technology Crystic Permabright gelcoat provides include: marine, building, wind energy and land transportation, and any manufacturer of FRP composite parts where retaining a high level of aesthetic quality in exposed gelcoated surfaces is critical.

The comparative long term UV weather performance data for Crystic Permabright gelcoat against best in class ISO and ISO/NPG gelcoats has come from accelerated QUV and Xenon testing and 12 months of Florida exposure. When comparing the delta-E colour change to even the best performing white ISO/NPG competitor gelcoat, Scott Bader's new technology gelcoat outperforms it by over 40%. This means that even after 12 months exposure to the harsh conditions in Florida, it is very difficult to detect any colour change to Crystic Permabright with the naked eye. This exceptional improvement in colour preservation makes this a significant development for the composites leisure marine industry in particular; well maintained luxury yachts using Crystic Permabright gelcoat can now maintain their show room look and condition for even longer.

About Scott Bader

Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today it is a ?80 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 workforce, society 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.

Source: Scott Bader


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