A Range of Resins That Are Available Across Industries and Specialist Applications
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.
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
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.
Vinylester Tooling Resin
Rapid Cure Multi-layer Polyester Resin
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
Resins are especially strong and durable and are great for tools and models as well as artistic and decorative jobs.
Tricel distributes resins from the world’s leading manufacturers and these are available in clear, white or any RAL/BS colours.