CAMX 2014 preview: Scott Bader

Scott Bader-ATC (Stow, Ohio, USA) will feature new products and applications using its advanced composite materials, such as fire-retardant gelcoats and topcoats, the Crestapol range of high-performance acrylic resins including the carbon fiber-compatible Crestapol 1250LV infusion grade, and the Crestabond, Crestomer and Poly-Bond ranges of structural adhesive and bonding pastes.

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Scott Bader-ATC (Stow, Ohio, USA) will feature new products and applications using its advanced composite materials, such as fire-retardant gelcoats and topcoats, the Crestapol range of high-performance acrylic resins including the carbon fiber-compatible Crestapol 1250LV infusion grade, and the Crestabond, Crestomer and  Poly-Bond ranges of structural adhesive and bonding pastes.

Attendees will see the range of specialty fire retardant (FR) unsaturated polyester Crystic resins and Fireguard gelcoats for FRP laminates developed for applications that require parts with very low surface spread of flame, low smoke and low toxic fumes (FST).  For the most demanding mass transportation applications, the range of Crestapol high-performance urethane acrylate-based acrylic resins is available, which provide good FST performance with grade options for pultrusion and closed mold processing. All Crestapol grades available can be heavily alumina trihydrate (ATH) filled, offering designers a combination of mechanical strength, toughness, FST and high-temperature performance. FRP parts can be molded at room temperature by vacuum infusion or resin transfer molding (RTM), with good surface finish and minimal print through. 

A key growth area for Scott Bader-ATC is lightweight, high-performance carbon fiber parts, especially for automotive and similar applications. Scott Bader-ATC will feature the latest automotive applications that now use Crestapol 1250LV resin to cost-effectively vacuum infuse tough, lightweight body panels reinforced with woven fabrics made from glass, carbon and aramid fibers. 

Relatively new to Scott Bader-ATC is the new rapid-bond Crestabond M1-04 grade, developed to significantly increase production efficiencies for high-volume parts assembly. With no requirement for a substrate primer, and a working time of only 3 to 4 minutes, assembled parts bonded with Crestabond M1-04 can be moved on to the next stage of production in as little as 8 minutes. Crestabond M1-04 will effectively bond composites, plastics, ABS, aluminum, stainless steel and other substrates commonly used in industrial applications. 

The other structural adhesives being promoted by Scott Bader-ATC is the urethane acrylate-based Crystic Crestomer range, which has Lloyds Acceptance, DNV and RINA approvals, and a proven record in hull and deck marine applications and building and infrastructure. Crestomers can be used to bond marine ply, aluminum and stainless steel parts to fiberglass.

Finally, also featured will be the range of ATC Formulated Polymers-developed POLY-BOND products. The range of POLY-BOND repair, gap-filling and general purpose bonding compounds will be shown, with grade options suitable for bonding polyester and vinyl ester fiberglass parts.