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HK Research Corp.

Gel coat manufacturer with low-HAP (MACT-compliant) products for every marine and composites manufacturer end-use, including HydroShield LITE and High Definition high-performance gel coats.



Phone: (828)-328-1721
Toll-Free: (800) 334-5975
Fax: (828)-328-4572

Engineer Contact:
Brannon Pittman, (800) 334-5975, bpittman@hkresearch.com

Please visit: HK Research Corp.

Mailing Address
908 Lenoir Rd., PO Box 1809
Hickory, NC 28603-1809 US

Additional Locations:

Rick Graham, GA US
(404) 754-9772

 
SPECIAL MESSAGE
PRODUCT CATEGORIES
Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • UV-curable
    • Urethane
    • Vinyl ester
    • Unsaturated polyester
      • Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
  • Gel coats
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
    • Potable-water grades
    • UV-curable
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Decorative
    • Flame retardant
    • In-mold
    • Protective
  • Casting resins
    • Unsaturated polyester
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Colorant, pigments
    • Viscosity control agents
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Urethane


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