Polynt Composites (Carpentersville, IL, US) will feature its expanded gel coat line with two technologies under the Fusion and Impulse product names. Polynt will also feature a new generation of polyester resins under the ARMORSTAR XT product name. A new version of its Core Shell Rubber Vinyl Ester (CSRVE) will be highlighted in the Composites One Demo Zone. Fusion gel coats come in what are said to be bold, rich colors, with good blush resistance, flexibility and MACT compliance. Impulse gel coats offer a sparkling finish and good UV and weather resistance. ARMORSTAR XT is a new generation of resins that offers what is said to be superior toughness and fracture resistance compared to competitive unsaturated polyesters. Core Shell Rubber Vinyl Ester resin, in the Composites One Demo Zone, will show the ability, versatility and toughness of CSRVE by creating an infused carbon fiber composite skateboard.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.