A Range of Resins That Are Available Across Industries and Specialist Applications
Tricel supplies a variety of resins at each of our locations around the UK which are in stock for immediate dispatch. Each resin is sourced from the highest quality manufacturers and subject to vigorous batch testing by our in-house technical team for full traceability.
We have adapted our range to suit the needs of our customers regardless of industry. We supply resin for the marine, automotive, moulding, manufacturing, construction and transport industries to name but a few.
Detailed below is a list of some of the resins on offer by Tricel Composites. If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our Unsaturated Polyester Resins are used in the Marine, Transport, Automotive, and Building industries. With two principal types used as standard laminating systems; orthophthalic polyester is considered the standard, basic, general purpose resin. It is relatively inexpensive and has a variety of uses. Isophthalic polyester resins have greater mechanical properties so are better suited for higher temperature and are more corrosive resistant.
Epoxy resins generally have a higher density that polyester resins and are often more transparent, and adhesive that a general purpose polyester resin. Our Epoxy resins are used in industrial applications for laminating and casting and often have enhanced moisture and chemical resistance.
Our Polyurethane resins offer a high strength with a relatively low weight making them ideal for the automotive, transport, marine, construction and building industries. Polyurethane can offer a wide resilience range and strong bonding properties.
Vinylester resins offer a better resistance to water and chemicals in comparison to Polyester Resins and also offers good handling and curing properties. It can offer excellent resistance to water and can offer excellent bonding to core materials.
Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Resins and Casting Resins have low shrinkage and low viscosity allowing filler levels of up to 85% in polymer concrete and snap cure.
DCPD Resins are designed to give aesthetically pleasing parts with a reduced print-through. They offer a medium viscosity and a fast wet-out resin for both thick and thin laminates from 3-8mm.
DCPD offers a great mechanical bond against acrylic.
Chemical & Corrosion Resistant
Our range of chemical and corrosion resistant resins are ideally suited for any work that requires chemical resistant properties.
A Bisphenol-A epoxy vinyl ester is used for application in a corrosive environment. It is also suitable for mould construction as well as promoting chemical resistance.
Our Bisphenol epoxy novolac vinyl esters give outstanding chemical and mechanical properties, along with a resistance to higher temperatures.
NPG is a high-performance chemical and heat resistant resin that can be used in both hand and spray applications. It offers excellent wet out and is offered wax free/tacky for further bonds/layers. NPG Resins can be used with fibreglass and carbon.
Vinylester Tooling Resin
More corrosive resistant than both polyester and epoxy resins, vinylester resins are often used for areas that require a thermal stability and high durability, which makes them the go-to product of high-performing composites work in moulding, marine and automotive industries. It offers chemical resistance against both acids and alkaline as well as oxidising agents and heat.
Rapid Cure Multi-layer Polyester Resin
Multi-layer Polyester resins have a low styrene emission and a low exotherm temperature making them ideal for building multi-layer laminates.
Injection Resins offer a low styrene emissions and excellent chemical resistances. This resin has achieved both the Rina and Lloyd’s approval and can be used in a number of industries.
Our fire retardant resins are available in a number of classes for use across a number of industries. Our fire retardant resins come in the following classes:
Class 0 / 1 – is a pre-accelerated, filled retardant polyester resin that wets out the reinforcements rapidly and is specially designed for contact moulding application and mainly used in the transport industry and in specialist contact moulding applications.
Class 2 – Is a pre-accelerated, thixotropic non UV stabilised fire retardant resin and is considered the most cost effective of the environmentally friendly unsaturated Polyester Resins. It has the added benefit of improving the mechanical performance and heat resistance of the product.
Epoxy Casting Resin
Like Dicyclopentadiene, Casting Resins have a low shrinkage and low viscosity. It is similar to epoxy in use, and you can add pigments and metal powders to change its colour. Clear casting resins can also be used for creating a water-clear glass like finish.
Resins are especially strong and durable and are great for tools and models as well as artistic and decorative jobs.
A wide range of orthophthalic and isophthalic resins are available with or without (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) WRAS approval or Lloyds Approval. Our general purpose resin tends to be medium viscosity resins with a variety of gel and cure times to suit your requirements in both a hand lay and spray applications.
Tricel distributes resins from the world’s leading manufacturers and these are available in clear, white or any RAL/BS colours.