Crystic 2-8500 Orthophthalic Polyester Resin for Non-Critical Applications



About Crystic 2-8500 PA Polyester Resin

CRYSTIC® 2- 8500PA is manufactured by the global manufacturing company, Scott Bader.

It is a superb laminating resin designed for non-critical and industrial applications. It is one of the most popular resins available for distribution from Tricel Composites.

This resin is most suitable for hand lay-up processes and with a chopped strand matting for general reinforcement.

One of the advantages of 2-8500PA is its fast wet-out capabilities. This saves many of our customer’s critical production time and improves product efficiency. 

As this resin is not Lloyd’s approved, this resin is not recommended for the manufacturing of boats.

This resin is also unsuitable for the manufacturing of products that will touch food, house potable water or require increased chemical resistance e.g. swimming pools or hot tubs.

The Crystic 2-8500 PA is a pre-accelerated, meaning it only requires a catalyst to being the curing process. It has a green/blue tinge to it and will not cure clear.

Crystic 2-8500 PA Polyester Resin TDS

Expected Pot Life of Crystic 2-8500 PA

Temperature Pot Life
Pot life in minutes at 15ºC 42
Pot life in minutes at 20ºC 22
Pot life in minutes at 25ºC 17


Storage of Crystic 2-8500 PA

It is strongly advisable to store the 2-8500 in a cool, dark place away from UV exposure. Storage temperatures are recommended between 20ºC and 30ºC.


Ordering Crystic 2-8500 PA

Tricel Composites offers Crystic and many other resin for distribution to our customers throughout the UK and Ireland. We have solid relationships with leading composite manufacturers such as Scott Bader that allows us to bring you the best resins at unbeatable prices.

If an extensive product range and great prices aren’t enough, we also have a team of experienced composites account managers. Our account managers can advise you on the best technical processes and ensure you are getting maximum efficiency from your products.

Get in touch with us today for a quote on your next order of Crystic 2-8500 PA.


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