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9th October 2018, Wellingborough

Crestafire systems for demanding FST applications

Scott Bader, a leading manufacturer of gelcoats, resins and adhesives, will be exhibiting at this year’s Advanced Engineering show. Products on focus at the show include the company’s recently launched Crestafire and Crestafix product ranges.

The Crestafix rapid cure bonding pastes range has been developed to be strong, light, and tough suitable for a variety of key markets including: marine, automotive and land transportation.   Crestafire covers all products that offer Fire, Smoke and Toxic fume (FST) performance for manufacturing fire retardant (FR) composite parts to stringent fire standards required in many building and construction, passenger rail, and land transport applications.

Motorbike with body parts made from Crystic 1260 resin, black gelcoat and Crestabond structural adhesive. © Scott Bader

Neil Gray, Global Market Manager, FST Performance products, will be presenting: Scott Bader Crestafire systems for demanding FST applications on 31 October as part of the Composites UK’s Fire- the hot topic forum.

The extensive range includes: FR gelcoats and intumescent topcoats; FR structural adhesives; a variety of FR rated open and closed mould, pultrusion and filament winding resins, compatible with glass, carbon and aramid fibre reinforcements.

Also expected to be a focus of discussion is Scott Bader’s Matched Tooling system, which is designed to offer a complete composite tooling and moulding solution. Visitors will be able to see and touch a mould, supplied by East Coast Fibreglass Supplies, made using Crystic tooling resin RTR4010PA and tooling gelcoat 15PA. This mould is used to make robust lightweight life raft containers for use by yachts in ocean racing.

East Coast Fibreglass Supplies mould made using Crystic tooling resin RTR4010PA and tooling gelcoat 15PA. © Scott Bader

Other key products and services include: Crystic Ecogel ultra-low styrene spray gelcoats, including the zero styrene Ecogel S0 PA grade; Crestomer and Crestabond structural adhesives; Crestapol resins for producing tough lightweight CFRP components; and the rapid GelTint service, which can mix gelcoats in a wide range of RAL, BS, NCS and custom colours.

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