HK Research Corp. (Hickory, NC, US) will unveil its newest gel coat series. The new designer metallic and pearl gel coats will allow the composite industry to mimic the new standard in automotive finishes with an in-mold polyester composite coating, and satisfy industry requests for matching the look of today’s current trends in automotive. HDX-Metal Flex comes in a wide range of colors, and new colors can be custom formulated from a variety of metal flake colors as well as custom tinted backgrounds. HDX-Clear offers even more flexibility for the composites manufacturer, and utilizes a standard metallic “fleck” backed up by standard or new colors customers may request. Both products are based on HK’s NPG/ISO clear gel coat technology that has a proven track over 15 years.
HK Research has the largest facility in North America focused exclusively on premium polymer coating manufacturing. With products for marine, aerospace, transportation and pool and spa industries, the company's coatings reportedly deliver superior protection that maintains a new appearance longer, and adapts easily to the production process, saving time and money. Visit hkresearch.com, or call (800) 334-5975.