Trelleborg Advanced Engineering and Materials (Boston, MA, US) showed its high-performance epoxy tooling materials for aerospace, electronics and industrial markets, as well as adhesives, sealers and pastes. A range of tooling board products for master models and molds were on display, along with a recently launched sealer, ES930 and release agent, ER950. The company manufactures its epoxy tooling materials using trademarked Eccospheres made in-house at its factory in Boston. ER950 release agent is specially formulated to work with all epoxy tooling materials, is easy to apply, and provides a superior finish. ES930 high-gloss mold and tool sealer has been specially formulated to seal all types of substrates, has low odor and a quick cure, and can be used with all composite materials, including prepreg and dry fabrics in infusion processing. Also at the stand, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction representative Todd Grahn described a new buoyancy technology for ultra-deep offshore drill operations, using Eccospheres in an epoxy matrix, that can withstand very high pressures. The new technology will be officially released to the market next year.
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