Category: vinylester

Facts about Styrene Exposure

Styrene, a chemical used in the manufacture of composite parts made of polyester and vinylester, has been getting a bad name as of late. There has been much debate as to how carcinogenic this chemical is to humans. From the...

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Liquid now, Hard later

Most of the traditional Thermoset Unsaturated Polyesters, Thermoset Unsaturated Vinylesters, and Epoxies arrive at the fabrication shop as liquids in buckets, drums, totes, or tankers. They require liquid hardeners to be mixed...

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Role of Gelcoat

Gelcoat is the decorative surface found on fiberglass parts such as boats, bathtubs, and restaurant seats. This outer layer is needed for aesthetics and protection of the underlying laminate structure. Chemically it is...

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