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Scott Bader at UK Composites Engineering Show: To Promote CFR Composite Applications

Published on 2014-09-05. Author : SpecialChem

Scott Bader is exhibiting at the UK Composites Engineering Show 2014, at the NEC from 11-12 November (stand D161). Its range of advanced materials will be promoted, with two successful new carbon fiber composite applications using Crestapol® 1250LV high performance acrylic resin, and its Crestabond® primer-less methacrylate structural adhesive being showcased during the show in the product display area.

The Spanish designed and manufactured Tauro V8 Spyder super car will be featured in the exhibition showcase area for show visitors to see close up. The Tauro car has carbon and glass fiber reinforced body panels and bumpers, vacuum infused using Crestapol 1250LV by Spain's leading rally car custom body parts fabricator, Karbonius Composites. Crestapol 1250LV is the specified laminate resin due to its toughness, rapid flow and low temperature cure for fast infusion cycle times, plus its compatibility with both carbon and Aramid fibers, as well as glass fibers. Pigmented Crystic® gelcoats are also used on the super car's composite body panels. Crestabond structural adhesive is also used to bond a variety of metal and composite parts on the car, including the carbon fiber Crestapol body panels. A technical paper on Crestapol 1250LV resin is being given in an open forum presentation during the exhibition.

The other new application on show is a new 'ultra-light' six man life raft canister, specially designed for racing yachts; weight saving is critical in competing yachts, so even the emergency gear is made from a 'hi-spec' carbon fiber composite material. The new life raft canister is the very latest in composite design technology from Hi Spec Composites Ltd, based in Tyne & Wear, England. To be as light as possible, but still tough enough in use, the two halves of the canister are vacuum infused using Crestapol 1250LV with a carbon fiber and carbon fiber/ Aramid hybrid woven fabric combination for the layup, resulting in a thin, but very rigid laminate wall thickness.

Other advanced materials, such as fire resistant gelcoats and resin for molding FRP composite parts, as well as for plug and tool making are also being promoted. A second open forum technical presentation on Scott Bader's Crystic® Matched Tooling Systems and POLY-FAIR® modified polyester tooling compounds is also being given during the exhibition.

About Scott Bader

Scott Bader was established in 1921 and today it is a Euro 227 million global chemical company, employing over 600 people worldwide. With manufacturing sites located around the world including new ventures in Canada, South America and India, it manufactures, sells and distributes a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers to many different markets and have built a reputation for innovation, quality and excellent customer service.

Source: Scott Bader

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