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Composites

Composites

Polyester Resins, gelcoat, putty, Glass fibre & accessoires

Composites

  • AcrylCast

    Our new mineral-based AcrylCast molding and casting system is both strong and economical.

  • Epoxy Laminating Resins

    Liquid epoxy for a wide variety of uses. Low viscosity, odorless and cures at room temperature.

  • Forton MG Products

    is a four component system used to make lightweight pieces that are very strong and water-resistant.

  • IJssel Polyester System

    Epoxy resin and adhesives for bonding, laminating and preservation of various materials. Free of solvents

  • Polyester Accessoires

    like mixing cups, spatula's, brushes, weighing devices etc.

  • Polyester Catalyst (MEK)

    MEK catalyst to use with polyester resins and polyester anti-adhesive.

  • Polyester Clear Casting resin

    (PX-Clear) a cost effective clear resin used for encapsulation, decorations and more.

  • Polyester Gel Coat

    for high quality surface layer in your mold. Extra resistance against abbrasive forces, assids and oils.

  • Polyester Glass Fibre

    reinforcement material to build thin, strong layers, fiberglass matts, multi-axial, chopped fibers, etc

  • Polyester Laminating Resin

    combine with glass matt reinforcement for thin, strong layers to build back-up molds or boats.

  • Polyester Pigment

    can be added to all polyester products in various ratio's to achieve the desired color.

  • Polyester Putty

    if you need to fill, level, repair or glue. It can be strengthened with glass fiber and easily sanded.

laminating Resin

Polyester laminating resins are generally used with glass matt reenforcement to build thin, strong layers for the construction of molds, back-up molds or objects. The resin is weighed out and after the addition of a small amount of MEK catalyst ( 2% - 4%) it starts to gel and finally harden. The more catalyst you add, the faster the curing (hardening) process goes. Do not mix more than you can comfortably handle in 15-20 minutes. For larger surfaces mix multiple batches and work "wet in wet". Build up a thickness of at least 3 layers of glass by cutting small patches and put them overlapping on the surface of your mold/model. Impregnate the resin by dabbing with a brush. Wet out the glass mat but do not use excessive amounts of resin. For a standard square meter of 300 grams mat you should use ca. 800 grams of resin.

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Clear Casting Resin

Polyester Clear Casting Resin (PX-Clear) is a cost effective water clear resin. The curing time depends on mass and temperature. Big masses will generate a lot of heat and will therefore cure faster. The bigger your casting, the less catalyst (MEK) you should use.
Polyester Clear Casting Resin is used for encapsulation, decorative objects, table tops etc.

N.B.

This resin might yellow slightly over time.

For high quality clear castings you might consider te use of our Crystal Clear Polyurethane Resins or our flexible Polyurethane Clear Flex series

Gel Coat

Polyester gelcoat is used as primary layer on your mold surface to achieve a high quality surface finish that is strong, durable, impact resitant and abbrasion resistant. Gelcoat can be pigmented with Polyester Pigments

Putty & Pastes

Polyester putty is used to smooth and finish the surface of polyester castings but can also be used on metal, polyurethane, wood etc. They allow you to quicly fill up., level out and smooth different surfaces. The Super Putty is easily sanded down when hardened.

A fiber filled putty is available when extra strength is required but is harder to smooth-out

Pigments

Polyester pigments are mixed with liquid polyester resin or gelcoat in the necessary amounts to achieve the required result.

Glass Fiber

Glass fiber matt or weave is the standard for use with polyester laminating resin. Different grades are available, expressed in grams per square meter. The heavier the weave, the thicker and stronger your layers will be. Build up at least 3 layers with overlappng patches. For the " quick and easy" job when strength is not critical you can use chopped strands mixed in with your laminating resin and applied wit a brush.

Accessoires

All the things you might also need when working with polyester

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  • Lifecasting

    everything you need for lifecasting aplications: alginate's, silicones and plaster bandages.

  • Molding

    a range of flexible and rigid moulding materials for moulding all sorts of objects.

  • Casting

    a wide range of flexible and rigid casting materials.

  • Clear Products

    waterclear, translucent or transparant rubbers and plastics for casting and molding.

  • Foam

    liquid flexible and rigid foams, Rigid Foam Blocks, of many types and quantities.

  • Restoration

    materials for restoring in- and exterior ornaments and buildings.

  • Metal / Stone / Wood Fillers

    materials for cold castings; both plastics and metal powders.

  • Brushable Plastics & Coatings

    that can be brushed of sculpted styrene or polyurethane foam.

  • Composites

    Resins and reinforcement for lay-up applicatins. Poyester, epoxy, acrylic resin, glass fibres etc.

  • Epoxy Modelling

    Self hardening two component epoxy putties work like clay but get stone-hard without firing.

  • Performance Resins

    can be used for a variety of projects, but mainly used for industrial (design) applications.

  • Semi Rigids

    urethane casting resins cure quickly to semi-rigid plastics with excellent impact resistance.

  • Accessories

    you might also need; sealers, release agents, tools and more...

  • Support Shells

    these materials are used for mother molds and support shells.

  • Prototyping

    resins and other materials used for rapid prototyping.

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