Marte SpA (Brugherio, Italy) introduced at JEC Europe 2013 its ECO ARES resins, a new range of “eco-friendly,” styrene-free unsaturated polyesters. They feature an acrylic-modified polyester, reportedly with good processability, standard curing characteristics and good mechanical properties, including hardness. In addition, says the company, the resins can be readily pigmented, and processors can maintain the same production technology they already have in place.
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The facility, which employs about 50 people, manufactures unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) used in a variety of end markets, including transportation and construction.