AOC Resins

A leading global supplier of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins; gel coats; colorants; additives; and synergistic material systems for composites and cast polymers. The company has six plants in North America and additional sites around the globe.

955 Hwy. 57 E
Collierville, TN 38017 US

Additional Locations:
38 Royal St.
Guelph, ON N1H 1G3 CA
(800) 700-2991

PO Box 565
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 O2E GB
+44 147 3288 997

19991 Seaton Ave.
Perris, CA 92570-8724 US
(951) 943-9700

2552 Industrial Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383 US
(219) 465-1611

4620 N. Galloway Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33810 US
(951) 943-9700

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The rear wall of the Audi R8 Spyder, manufactured by BENTELER-SGL.

Highlights: SPE ACCE 2017
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.

People on the move: October 2017 
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

SMC in transportation

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

AOC debuts halogen-free fire-retardant resin technology
Resin supplier AOC, LLC recently introduced trademarked Firepel K140-MTI, a high-performance resin system for interior mass transit applications as well as architectural and building applications.

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

SMC 4.0
The story behind the supplier-orchestrated effort that eliminated unacceptable defects levels in painted Class A SMC exterior auto parts.

Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.

UV-curing grows composites market share
Established and flourishing in the underground pipe relining arena, UV-curable resins are finding new applications in other out-of-the-way places.

Composites enable portability in driving simulator
FRP design enables portable, light-tight, enclosure with an image-projection-grade inner surface.

The matrix (2017)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2017)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Low-density SMC: Better living through chemistry
Proprietary sizing, special glass roving and microspheres strip 9 kilos of weight from Corvette body panels.

Green resins: Closer to maturity
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.

Bioresins: Definitely not a tsunami, but more like a rising tide
This excerpt from an upcoming article in CW magazine shows that a lot of investigation is happening, and some promising applications are developing.

Composites lighten driving simulator dome
A first for its codevelopers, Pagnotta Engineering Inc. (PEI, Exton, PA, US) and JRL Ventures (Cape Coral, FL, US), this low-mass enclosure spawned a new product venture for the pair in research-oriented driving simulation systems.

At JEC Europe 2015: AOC
This Collierville, TN, US-based worldwide supplier of resins and gel coats for the composites industry showcased its full line of resins.

AOC announces personnel promotions
Matt Watkins, Allen Brown and Dan Cox have all received promotions to higher responsibility at the resin supplier.

SPE ACCE report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

SPE ACCE 2014 report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

OOA epoxy vinyl esters for carbon fiber composites
Global resin supplier AOC has developed R058, a line of out-of-autoclave (OOA) epoxy vinyl ester resins to meet demand for high-performance composites in aerospace, automotive, wind energy, military, marine and other markets.

Product Categories of AOC Resins

  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Polyester (PET)
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Acrylic
    • UV-curable
    • Vinyl ester
    • Other thermosets
    • Unsaturated polyester
      • Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
      • Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
      • Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
      • Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
  • Gel coats
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
    • Potable-water grades
    • UV-curable
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Sizings
  • Casting resins
    • Acrylic
    • Epoxy
    • Unsaturated polyester
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Colorant, pigments
    • Low-profile additives
    • Thickening agents