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.

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

Additional Locations:

Rick Graham, GA US
(404) 754-9772

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HK Research and Scott Bader form strategic alliance
The companies plan to explore mutual interests in various markets, technologies and manufacturing areas to further strengthen their respective positions in the European and American gel coat markets.

carbon fiber, prepreg, epoxy prepreg, composites

The matrix
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.

CAMX 2015: Automotive, military innovations and on-floor demos
ACMA’s and SAMPE’s second combined event featured plenty of new products and thought-provoking conference sessions for the composites industry.

The matrix (2015)
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.

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Bus station pavilion: A marriage of design and manufacture
Architectural design studio and boatbuilder cooperate to make this passenger terminal "first" a first-class showpiece.

IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.

COMPOSITES 2012 Highlights
As ACMA’s annual conclave convened in North America’s gambling capital, show exhibitors and attendees placed their bets on better days.

Barrier coats in pool production
Barrier coats protect fiberglass swimming pools from invasive water-treatment chemicals.

Quadriaxial fabric

Composites Recreate Ultimate Alien
Largest-ever theme park ride icon comes to life in glass/epoxy laminates.

Product Categories of HK Research Corp.

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