Sogel (Longueuil, QC, Canada) is launching two products, AQUAGUARD chlorine-resistant pool gelcoat, and SUNGUARD high-performance paint-like weather resistant coating for composites. AQUAGUARD resists weather, blush, blistering and chlorine. It also offers good crack resistance at demold, with strong abrasion resistance. It is available in whites and custom colors. SUNGUARD, for transportation and marine parts, provides blush and blister resistance similar to most standard ISO/NPG gelcoats, along with its good automotive paint-like weather resistance. AQUAGUARD and SUNGUARD are low-VOC coatings that meet MACT compliance and can be applied with standard equipment on composite tooling.
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In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.