Scott Bader Company Ltd. (Wollaston, UK) is expanding its new GelTint volumetric gelcoat RAL color-tinting service to the wider European composites market, having fully trialled and market tested the service with customers in the UK. Five new GelTint service centres in mainland Europe are currently being set up, offering marine quality, Lloyd’s Register-approved brush- and spray-applied gelcoat base options. Each GelTint service centre is a fully automated mini production unit that can rapidly measure, mix and supply single or multiple 20-kg keg orders for a pigmented gelcoat in any of the 210 RAL classic colors in the RAL K7- color fan deck; a custom colour matching service is also available. The GelTint production process has been developed by Scott Bader in cooperation with Italian pigment dispensing and mixing machine producer, COROB SpA. Typical lead time for delivery of colored material is working days. To cover a broad range of interior and exterior end use applications and processing needs, standard white and clear Lloyd’s Register marine quality gelcoat bases in brush (GT600) or spray (GT900) options are used for all GelTint-colored gelcoat orders. The raw materials used by the GelTint system have undergone extensive testing and customer trials to validate all aspects of performance including freeze/thaw cycles on pigments; 12-week stability testing of pigments in base resins; long-term pigment exposure; 1000-hour UV and QUV testing; and blister testing for marine and exterior application validation.
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