Polyester is a thermosetting resin matrix system and among the most used in the composites industry. It's most often used in sheet molding compound, bulk molding compound and with glass fiber in industrial, construction, infrastructure and other applications.
There’s more to TP polyesters than you think. You may know PET, PBT, and PETG—but what about PCT, PCTG, PCTA, and PTT? If you’re not sure what they are, how their properties compare, and who sells them, we have the answers—and lots of new developments to report.
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The 50:50 merger of Reichhold and Polynt, which is expected to be done by the end of the year, marks substantial consolidation in the composites supply chain.Transluscent polyester and gelcoat CompositesWorld
Dilutec (Piracicaba, Brazil) has launched a crystal polyester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat system that ensures translucency to composites parts.Styrene-free resins: More than emissions reduction CompositesWorld
Since the first introductions of low- and no-styrene resins, the emphasis has shifted from mere compliance to comparable — or better — performance.CAMX 2016 preview: HK Research CompositesWorld
HK Research Corp. (Hickory, NC, US) will unveil its newest gel coat series.CAMX 2016 preview: Polynt Composites USA CompositesWorld
Polynt Composites (Carpentersville, IL, US) will feature its expanded gel coat line with two technologies under the Fusion and Impulse product names.