One of the leading Brazilian manufacturers of gelcoat, Dilutec (Sao Paulo), plans a 50% expansion in the installed capacity of its plant located in Senador Canedo. The investment will commence in April and will allow Dilutec to produce 200 tons/month of its trademarked Colorgel gelcoat in the second half of the year.
“Throughout 2014, we have improved our products to meet the demands of large manufacturers of swimming pools. We also started supplying a marine gelcoat used by major shipyards around the world. Hence, despite the economic fluctuations experienced by the country, we decided to invest in capacity expansion,” says Evair Tozzi, director of Dilutec.
Dilutec’s gelcoat for pools – in blue and white – has gone through several tests, including accelerated weathering testing. The evaluation was undertaken by Newtech, a company accredited by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO). “With the reports of approval, we qualified to supply to the main manufacturers of pools,” says Tozzi.
As for the marine market, Dilutec’s main focus is its trademarked Colorgel Marine, a product based on an internationally acclaimed technology, and consumed by the largest manufacturers of boats from the US and Europe. “Major shipyards that have opened branches in Brazil want to keep here the same quality standards of the raw materials they process elsewhere, and the gelcoat is certainly key.”
Founded in 1995, Dilutec also manufactures in Piracicaba and operates as a distributor
of raw materials to the composites industry. For further information, please visit www.dilutec.com.br.