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Success
in GRP
TWELFTH EDITION
K & C MOULDINGS (ENGLAND) LIMITED
Produced by Orchard Design 01379 687470
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Spa House, Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2DF
Telephone: (01379) 642660 Fax: (01379) 650304
www.kcmouldings.co.uk
email: [email protected]
Midlands Depot: Unit 3, The Oaks Industrial Estate, Snibston Drive, off Ravenstone Road, Coalville, Leics LE67 3NQ
Telephone: Coalville (01530) 834205 Fax: Coalville (01530) 813630
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We are pleased and proud to
offer the 12th Edition of our
Downland Catalogue
It contains all the old favourites
PLUS
many new products
LOOK OUT FOR:
Barrel Rollers - Page 21
IBC Tank Heater - Page 46
Farécla Products - Page 59
Cart Mounted Catalyst Pump
Page 17
Glas-craft Chopper Unit - Page 4
4" HDLV Diamond Wheel Trimmer
Page 26
Bluestripe Rollers - Page 20
Wet Laminate Gauge - Page 9
Drum Heating Jacket - Page 46
Epoxy Proportioning Pump - Page 8
GRP Flat-Roofing Trims - Page 55
Pneumatic Resin/ Acetone Pump
Page 13
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1 PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
SECTION 2 LAMINATING TOOLS
SECTION 3 AIR TOOLS
SECTION 4 DIAMOND TIPPED CUTTING TOOLS
SECTION 5 HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP
SECTION 6 MATERIALS HANDLING
RESINS, CATALYSTS, ACCELERATORS,
SECTION 7 POLYESTER
PIGMENTS AND METALLIC JEWELS
SECTION 8 GLASSFIBRE REINFORCING MATERIALS
SECTION 9 FILLERS FOR POLYESTER AND EPOXY RESINS
SECTION 10 SANDWICH CORE MATERIALS
POLISHES, BURNISHING COMPOUNDS,
SECTION 11 MOULD
RELEASE AGENTS
SECTION 12 FLEXIBLE MOULD MAKING MATERIALS
SECTION 13 SUNDRIES
SECTION 14 PRODUCT INFORMATION
INDEX
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ABOUT K & C MOULDINGS
INTRODUCTION
K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd, was formed in 1959
to manufacture glassfibre reinforced plastics and to
design and manufacture machinery for production.
An early success was the development of the first
British glassfibre chopper which was sold in 1960 as
an electrically powered tool for cutting 'E' glass roving.
This was swiftly followed in 1961 by the first
commercially available diamond wheel trimmer in the
world and in 1963 by the first British built resin/glass
spray unit.
The company has been deeply involved in many of
the other new processes that have been developed
for the GRP industry, playing a leading part in
developments such as cold press, resin injection and
gelcoat spraying.
Despite the emphasis on mechanisation, K & C
has not ignored the hand laminating sector and are
proud of what they believe to be the largest and most
varied stock of GRP ancillaries available anywhere in
the world.
K & C Mouldings (England) Limited, broadly based
and maintaining a technical lead, has remained
privately owned with the personal involvement of the
original directors.
For over four decades K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd
has been widely acknowledged as a leading
supplier of specialist materials for the glassfibre
reinforced plastics industry.
As the company’s range of products and customer
list has increased so they have developed an
unrivalled reputation for quality of product and service.
K & C Mouldings wide range of materials, machinery,
tools and ancillaries for the G.R.P. industry can satisfy
even the most exacting customers.
FOR FAST DELIVERY OF
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS
CONTACT US
TELEPHONE:
National
Inter national
(01379) 642660
+44 1379 642660
FAX:
National
Inter national
(01379) 650304
+44 1379 650304
email: [email protected]
Website: www.kcmouldings.co.uk
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ATTLEBOROUGH
NORWICH
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EXPORTS
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NORWICH
Our Export Department will handle quickly and
efficiently all deliveries to any part of the World.
We have a vehicle running to Heathrow Airport every
working day and also deliver to local ports when
necessary.
We handle all documents through the trade
embassies and banks concerned and will accept
payment in Sterling, U.S. Dollars or Euros.
Our Export Department also act as buyers of goods
for export other than for the GRP industry and have
close contacts with most UK manufacturers, and will be
pleased to quote for any material our customers
may need.
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Head Office: Spa House, Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2DF
Tel: (01379) 642660. Fax (01379) 650304.
Factory: Wash Lane, Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2DF
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Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
South Africa
Turkey
United States
Venezuela
West Germany
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Australia
Austria
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Midland Depot:
Unit 3, The Oaks Industrial Estate, Snibston Drive,
Off Ravenstone Road, Coalville, Leics LE67 3NQ
Terms
Contract Orders and
Special Requirements
Strictly Nett Monthly.
All prices quoted are subject to the current rate of Value
Added Tax, unless otherwise stated. Deliveries made in
our normal delivery areas based on Diss and Coalville are
carriage free. To other areas - in England, Wales and
Scottish Mainland - goods are despatched by normal
methods of transport, carriage paid on order of £200 and
over excluding VAT. Special requests i.e. overnight courier
will be subject to the full carriage cost.
We reserve the right to alter any price without prior
notice being given.
We would like the opportunity of quoting for bulk or
contract orders and special requirements. We hold large
stocks and are therefore able to give very competitive
prices.
Development is continuous and specifications are
subject to alteration at any time.
Whilst every care has been taken to check facts and
dimensions in this catalogue no responsibility can be
accepted for any misprints or inaccuracies.
The information contained in this catalogue is to the best
of our knowledge true and accurate. Since the conditions
under which our products may be used are beyond our
control, recommendations are made without warranty
or guarantee.
Small Orders
We regret that due to the ever increasing administration
costs our minimum Order Charge is £20.00.
To place an order or for further information please
contact us via:
Telephone:
(01379) 642660 Int: +44 1379 642660
Fax:
(01379) 650304 Int: +44 1379 650304
Mail to:
K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd
Head Office
Spa House, Shelfanger, Diss,
Norfolk IP22 2DF, England.
www.kcmouldings.co.uk
email: [email protected]
Claims
Claims for damage or pilferage in transit or for nondelivery of part of the consignment should be notified in
writing both to the carriers and to us within three days of
delivery. In case of non-delivery we must be notified within
three days of receipt of invoice otherwise owing to the
carrier's time limits we are unable to claim for loss and the
goods will be charged to the customer.
First published 1960. Reprinted 1978. 2nd Edition January 1980. 3rd Edition February 1983. 4th Edition may 1984. 5th Edition February 1986. 6th Edition May 1987. 7th Edition June 1988.
8th Edition February 1991. 9th Edition June 1993. 10th Edition July 1996. 11th Edition July 2001. Copyright K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd. 2004.
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S TA N D A R D S Y S T E M C O M P O N E N T S
SECTION 1
25 ft length Hoses
B-410 Chopper
SP-85 Catalyst Slave Pump
PROCESSING
EQUIPMENT
With Gauges
Regulators & Filter
188913-00 11:1 ratio Material Pump
Cart, Mast & Boom mounting
User Manual
Nothing compares to the INDy in open mould
processing for:
GLAS-CRAFT INDy SYSTEM
RESIN/GLASS
The Glas-Craft INDy is a resin/glass dispenser
system that represents the third generation of GlasCraft’s non-atomising technology. It has been tested,
proven and documented to be the absolute best device
for reducing styrene emission in open mould
processing.
The INDy dispense system with chopper gun is
supplied in cart-mounted form with integral hinged
boom to carry hoses and rovings. It is fitted with a
heater which maintains the temperature to enable the
ideal spray patterns to be maintained.
The airmotor : pump ratio is 11 : 1 which allows the
INDy to pump fire-retardent and filled resins with
minimal output reduction and maximised efficiency. The
INDy has an internal mix spraygun which matches
perfectly the well-proven B-410 choppers. An integral
flushing system is fitted to ensure easy cleaning and
maintain full efficiency.
❏
Lowest levels of styrene emissions
❏
Most “workable”, uniform dispense of resin and
glass for quality results
INDy gun fitted with gel-coat nozzle
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Air Requirements:
Chopper Output
26 cfm @ 100 psi
1 strand, 5lbs./min.
2 strands, 7 lbs./min
Material Pump Output:
Catalyst Slave pump Range:
4
9kg
.5% to 4.5%
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GLAS-CRAFT INDy SYSTEM
GELCOATER
PFR II INTERNAL-MIX PRESSURE
FED ROLLER SYSTEM
The Glas-Craft INDy gelcoater is based on the wellproven dispense base system with the high quality
gelcoat spray pattern provided by an internal mix air
assist containment spray gun. The INDy gelcoater is
supplied as a portable cart system with resin heater to
maintain the gelcoat at an optimum temperature to help
maintain the spray efficiency.
The 11 : 1 ratio pump, combined with the resin heater,
enables the INDy to pump any spray-viscosity gelcoat
and maintain a high output, high quality spray pattern.
Around the world, fibreglass manufacturers are facing
the challenge of reducing VOC emissions. Applying
polyester resin directly onto the mould with a pressure
fed roller is one of the most environmentally friendly
methods of application. This “non-atomized” method of
application produces no overspray and helps maintain
a clean work environment.
The Glas-Craft PFR II has a maintenance-free
dispense handle and an all stainless steel mix manifold.
This mix manifold assures consistent catalization and
virtually eliminates the possibility of material cross over.
The PFR II can be used with 11⁄2', 3', or 6' extension
poles with either a 9'' or 12'' roller.
S TA N D A R D S Y S T E M C O M P O N E N T S
INDy Internal-Mix Gun
25 ft length Hoses
Air Manifold w/Gauges, Regulators & Filter
Infinitely Variable Catalyst Slave Pump
S TA N D A R D S Y S T E M C O M P O N E N T S
11:1 ratio Material Pump
PFR In-Line Dispense Gun
4:1 Solvent Pump
5 gallon Stainless Steel Solvent Tank
Stainless-Steel Mix Manifold
50ft Material Hose
Portable Base
1.5 ft. Extension Pole
1'' Material Pump Pick-Up Kit
User Manuals
SP-85 Catalyst Slave Pump
Portable Base
11:1 Material Pump
Grounding Clamp
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Air Requirements:
OPTIONAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
17 cfm @ 100 psi
481 l/min @ 6.8 bar
Extension Pole
3 feet
Roller Cover 9 inches
9kg
Extension Pole
6 feet
Roller Cover 12 inches
Material Pump Output:
4.73 l/min
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Cat18913-00 11:1 ratio Material Pump
Slave pump Range:
Air Requirements:
.5% to 4.5%
17 cfm @ 100 psi
481 l/min @ 6.8 bar
VERSATILITY
Material Pump Output:
Two or more operating processes can often be combined
on one multi pump INDy. Please contact us to discuss combining gelcoat spray and chopping glass in one system or
adding a Pressure Fed Roller to a chopper system.
9kg
9.46 l/min
Catalyst Slave pump Range:
5
.5% to 4.5%
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2WP PORTABLE SPRAY SYSTEM
STANDARD SPARTAN RTM SYSTEM
The Standard Spartan RTM System is precision
engineered for low pressure injection or resin transfer
moulding (TRM) of polyester resins.
The 11:1 ratio pump develops sufficient pressure for
large mouldings but is equally suitable for large
quantities of small mouldings. The injection gun has a
re-useable static mixing element and is simply and
economically cleaned with a solvent flush followed by
an air purge. The gun has a pressure trigger to reduce
pressure shock to the mould and has a re-circulation
facility which helps to keep pigments and fillers in
suspension.
The LPA-II-AAC air assist containment
spray gun delivers
features unmatched
in the industry. This
high transfer
efficiency gun will
help reduce waste
and lower VOC
emissions.
For many years the Glas-Craft 3WP has been one of
our most popular fibreglass systems. The Glas-Craft
2WP continues and adds to this tradition. The 2WP, like
its running mate the 3WP, is extremely versatile,
capable of fitting into any size workshop and
accomplishing most processing requirements.
Each component on the 2WP is industry proven over
many years.
AAC spray technology delivers the
highest Transfer Efficiency of any
fibreglass spray gun! That’s right, any
spray gun available, ...its a proven
fact! And its available in writing!
The Standard Spartan can
be converted to an
automated injection system –
please request a separate
leaflet.
S TA N D A R D S Y S T E M C O M P O N E N T S
S TA N D A R D S Y S T E M C O M P O N E N T S
LPA-II-AAC Spray-Up Gun
Inj Gun
25 ft length Hoses
25 ft length Hoses
Air Manifold w/Gauges, Regulators & Filters
Air Manifold w/Gauges, Regulators & Filters
SP-85 Catalyst Slave Pump
SP-85 Catalyst Slave Pump
18913-00 11:1 ratio Material Pump
18913-00 11:1 ratio Material Pump
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Air Requirements:
Air Requirements:
17 cfm @ 100 psi
481 l/min @ 6.8 bar
Material Pump Output:
481 l/min @ 6.8 bar
9kg/min 2.5 gpm
Material Pump Output:
9.46 l/min
Catalyst Slave Pump Range:
17 cfm @ 100 psi
9kg/min 2.5 gpm
9.46 l/min
.5% to 4.5%
Catalyst Slave Pump Range:
6
.5% to 4.5%
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Super Maxi Dispensing System
POLYURETHANE & POLYUREA
DISPENSING SYSTEMS
& EQUIPMENT
.....featuring the Glas-Craft Probler Gun
The Super Maxi is
configured specifically for
the coatings applicator
requiring precise heat and
pressure. The components
and configuration are
modelled after the
industry-leading MX
system. Like the Glas-Craft
MX, the Super Maxi will
generate up to 3,000 psi
and 190˚F, giving the best
mix and control available in
the industry. The Super
Maxi can meter, mix and
spray advanced polyurea
and polyurethane material
systems. designed for economical use in small-tomedium output applications, the Super Maxi will get the
job done- both on location and in-house.
Every Super Maxi comes with the industry-standard
Probler gun, the most trouble-free gun available for fast
setting systems. In this competitive age, companies
need every advantage they can get. Glas-Craft can
help you improve your bottom line with the Probler gun
and Super Maxi. Give us a chance to show you what
we can do for your business!
Micro II Dispensing System
.....featuring the Glas-Craft Probler Gun
.....designed for
sraying or pouring
polyurethane foam
for insulation, cavity
filling, flotation,
or structural
reinforcement
The Glas-Craft Micro II Dispensing System sprays or
pours a maximum of 8 Ibs./min. of polyurethane foam.
The Micro II System features the trouble-free, automatic
air-purge Probler Gun. The Probler Gun, with a flat
spray tip standard, is easy to use and maintain. A 22foot heated hose assembly, with nylon protective
sleeving is also standard on the Micro unit. Two positive
displacement pumps are connected to one five-inch air
motor to ensure the proper mixing pressure (1,600 psi)
and ratio (1:1). The fluid pumps are fed by an easily
installed Gravity Feed Kit.
MX II Dispensing System
.....featuring the Glas-Craft Probler Gun
The MX II is a
versatile system for
spraying polyureas
and polyurethanes.
The 300' low voltage
heated hose and low
system profile make
this a perfect
contractor’s unit. The
MX II can develop a
lot of pressure- 3,000
psi- for mixing
polyureas and
polyurethanes. With
the digital temperature
control, you will have
precise control over the material temperature, giving a
better, more consistent mix. The thermocouples give an
actual in line temperature reading- no temperature
guesswork! Our new heater design features state-ofthe-art design. There is not a more advanced heater
available anywhere.
The New re-engineered M Series systems are running
trouble free for longer, spraying better, and producing
more. That’s the Glas-Craft difference. Simple, reliable
systems designed for today’s applications. If you rely
on a spray rig to make your bottom line, you can’t
afford not to look at the M Series.
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Micro II Dispensing System
Max Output
3.6 kgs/min
Max Temp
71˚C
Heater
Air Requirement
2,000 Watt
[email protected]
Super Maxi Dispensing System
Max Output
Max Temp
Heater
Air Requirement
8.2 kgs/min
88˚C
6,000 Watt
[email protected]
MX II Dispensing System
Max Output
Max Temp
Heater
Air Requirement
10 kgs/min
88˚C
8,000 Watt
[email protected]
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RCD RESIN CATALYST
DISPENSE SYSTEM
WALL-MOUNTED EPOXY
PROPORTIONING PUMP
The Twinpump is a hand operated metering pump
intended to accurately dispense small quantities of
unequally proportioned two-part resins. It is primarily
for epoxy resin/hardener systems of either 3:1 or 5:1
proportions but may also be used for 1:1 or 1:11
polyurethanes. It consists of two, linked 600ml
dispensers with adjustable stops to regulate shot sizes.
It draws hardener directly from a 200 litre shipping
drum and resin directly from an IBC Tank. It is designed
to be wall-mounted with the pump inlets 1 to 1.5m
away from the material container outlets.
Order ref. AOO18999
The RCD System offers unmatched accuracy and
consistency when dispensing resin and catalyst into a
bucket or other containers.
A positive displacement resin pump is used to
dispense an exact amount of polyester with each pump
cycle. A stainless steel catalyst pump is linked to the
polyester pump. Catalyst percentages can selected
from .5% to 4.5%. The catalyst percentage selected
will be locked-in. The selected percentage will be
maintained every time material is dispensed from the
RCD system.
A single handle on the dispense valve operates the
unit. When turned to the “on” position, both polyester
and catalyst are dispensed through individual tubes into
the container. The RCD requires NO FLUSHING when
the dispense valve is closed.
T E C H N I C A L S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
Pumps
Hand-operated piston type
Shot size
Up to 600ml per pump
@ 1:1
1200ml per shot
SYSTEM OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
Max output
@ 5:1
720ml per shot
9kg polyester pump, 193 cc / cycle
@ 6:1
700ml per shot
Catalyst percentage - from .5% to 4.5%, percent increases
in .25% increments
@ 12:1
650ml per shot
Output speed
10 secs per shot dependent
upon material ratio and viscosity
Single Handle Dispense Valve
Weight of pump
9.1kg
Polyester and catalyst is dispensed through separate tubes
Width
33cms
NO Flushing required
Height
67cms
Filtered Material Pick-Up Wand and Supply Hose
Height of pump handle above floor
Two-Gallon Catalyst Reservoir
Suction hose length
Portable base with castors for mobility
8
1.8m
2m
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RESIN CATALYST
DISPENSING UNIT
WET LAMINATE GAUGE
The wet laminate gauge is a simple but effective tool
for checking the thickness of uncured laminate on a
mould, whether it is sprayed or mat laminate.
It is simple to use – place the footplate on the laminate, push the slide down, tighten the lockscrew, read
the calibrated scale and wipe off the point.
With the present day high cost of resins it is very
necessary to eliminate all possible wastage and to
make certain that only the correct amount of material
is used for each moulding.
To fill this need we have produced the Downland
Resin Catalyst Dispenser Unit, which can save its cost
in 12 months on time and materials saved.
Resins may be drawn from barrels or bulk storage
tanks, and for safety the catalyst is drawn direct from
the manufacturers containers.
The unit will dispense pre-set measured quantities
of resin together with catalyst at 1⁄2-4% as required.
As only compressed air is used for operation there
are no fire hazards, and the system is designed for
trouble free operation.
The dispenser is based on a pair of linked Resin
and Catalyst pumps, powered by an air cylinder and
controlled by a mechanical metering device. Resin
and Catalyst are drawn direct from the manufacturers
containers and dispensed through adjacent non-drip
valves into the operators mixing vessel.
The unit can dispense shots of Resin up to 10kgs in
weight with divisions of 100 grms and the Catalyst
percentage is adjustable between 1⁄2% and 4%.
As the Resin and Catalyst are dispensed through two
separate valves there is no mixing chamber to flush out
but at the end of the working day the outlet from the
Resin non-drip valve will require removing and cleaning
in solvent.
Order ref. AAO 21013
Order ref. AOO 14040
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Weight
Max output
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33˝ x 25˝ x 63˝ (838mm x 635mm x 1584mm)
128lb (58kg)
300 kilos (1363 litres) per hour
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POLYCON
INDUSTRIAL SPRAY GUN
RELEASE AGENT
SPRAY GUN MKIV
The Polycon is a simple but very effective spraygun
that is primarily intended for spraying catalised gelcoats
but with the appropriate nozzles can also spray paints
or slurries.
The Polycon is ideal for spraying gelcoats containing
metallic jewels and colour changes can be effected in
approximately 2 minutes.
The detachable gelcoat container is 1.5L capacity
which is sufficient for approximately 2.5M2, and for
large mouldings a number of containers can be filled
and pre-mixed requiring just the addition of catalyst
prior to spraying.
The Polycon can be fitted with a small nozzle for a
fine finish with low viscosity liquids or a large nozzle for
outputs of up to 3Kg/min of more viscous materials.
A spray gun with a small nozzle and needle for applying P.V.A. and other low viscosity release agents.
Enables a fine coat to be applied to the mould surface
without the risk of runs spoiling the finish. More economical than applying by brush or sponge, with the certainty of complete coverage. Material may be left in the
gun ready for use. Supplied complete with 1 pint (0.75
litre) nylon cup, 15 feet (4.5m) of air hose and tools.
Order ref. AAO 17259
Order ref. AOO 16351
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Weight
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620g
Container capacity
1 or 1.5L
Output (gelcoat through no. 6 nozzle)
250g/min
Air consumption0.25-0.5M3 (10-20 CFM) @ 4 Bar (60-80PSI)
4-5.5 Bar
Part No.
AOO16351
AAO17180
6359
5940
6361
6360
5630
4876
4875
4874
4871
4856
4857
4858
4873
4870
Description
Application
Complete gun
1 L Container
1 L Lid
1 L Container & Lid
1.5L Container
1.5L Lid
1.5L Container & Lid
no.1 nozzle
no.2 nozzle
Paints and release agents
no.3 nozzle
no.4 nozzle
Filler/Primer paints
no.5 nozzle
Resins
no.6 nozzle
no.7 nozzle
gelcoats
no.8 nozzle
Metallic
Jewels
no. 9 nozzle
Slurry
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Weight
Bowl Capacity
Optimum Output
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1lb 9oz (0.7kg)
1pt. (0.75litre)
1
⁄2oz (15grms)/minute
Air Consumption 1 cfm @ 15psi (0.03m3/min @ 1.0kg/cm2)
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DOWNLAND AUTOCAT MAJOR
GELCOAT SPRAY SYSTEM
A breakthrough in gelcoat spraying with all the
advantages of Catalyst-Injection systems and none
of the disadvantages of Catalyst Pumps.
The Autocat Major is a unique two component spray
gun with the gelcoat fed to the gun from a remote
pressure pot of 25kg capacity. The catalyst is taken
from a gun mounted catalyst bottle by a venturi and
introduced into the resin stream through a hollow resin
needle so that the catalyst is mixed intimately with the
resin externally to minimise the flushing process.
Output from the gun is 600 grams per minute which
ensures a spray rate of 12 - 15 square feet per minute.
The gun as supplied will produce 2% of catalyst, but
alternative needles are available to produce 1% or 3%
of catalyst.
Order ref. AOO 14001
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A T
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1lb 12oz (0.8kg)
Weight of Complete Unit
Dimensions
C
60lbs (27kg)
42˝ (1050mm) x 14˝ (350mm) x 20˝ (500mm)
Maximum Output
1lb 5oz (0.6kg) per minute
Air Consumption 15cfm @ 70psi (0.42m3/min @ 4.9kg/cm2)
Material Hose Length
Pressure Pot Capacity
Standard Catalyst Percentage
6m (20´)
25kg
2
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Approximate Recovery Rate 20-25 litres per hour.
SOLVENT RECOVERY UNIT
Order ref. AOO 14071
Today’s price of Acetone is a large part of the overheads in the G.R.P. moulding shops and in addition, the
disposal of used acetone is becoming more difficult
and expensive under the regulations governing toxic
liquid waste disposal.
The Downland Solvent Recovery Unit will produce
pure acetone from used material leaving a solid residue
for disposal.
The unit is completely fail-safe and needs a minimum
of operator supervision. A 200 litre drum is placed in
the unit and filled with dirty acetone. The container is
surrounded by water which is heated to just above the
boiling point of acetone, 57°C. The acetone vapour is
then passed through the water cooled condenser
where it reforms into liquid acetone and runs into the
clean acetone container, leaving the solids behind in
the dirty acetone container ready for disposal.
The rate of recovery will of course depend on the
degree of contamination of the acetone to be
processed.
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20 litres/hr
(depending on degree of contamination)
Cooling Water
Minimum: 1⁄2 gallon/minute
Maximum: 2 gallons/minute
(depending on temperature)
A chiller unit is available for use where continuous
water supply not available, or temperature of water too
high, usually export only.
This unit is not suitable for recovering solvents with a
boiling point above 75°C.
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DOWNLAND ACETONE/RESIN
DRUM PUMPS
DOWNLAND RESIN TRANSFER
PUMP MODEL 15A
The Downland Acetone Drum Pump is a sturdy hand
operated semi-rotary pump designed to transfer
acetone from 205L shipping drums to small containers
for workshop use. It has been well proven under
production conditions.
It is simple to operate - just screw it into the 2˝ BSP
bung-hole of a 205L drum, loosen the 3⁄4˝ bung and
push the handle backwards and forwards - and has an
output of 20L per minute, making it faster to use than
the conventional 3⁄4˝ drum tap.
It is considerably safer than the alternative drum taps
as it obviates the possibility of leakage and helps users
conform to COSHH regulations.
The acetone drum pump is normally supplied with a
steel suction pipe to suit a 205L drum, but can also be
supplied with a flexible suction pipe to enable the
pump to be bolted to a wall and draw solvent from a
25L container.
The Downland Resin Drum Pump is a heavy duty
hand-operated semi-rotary pump designed to transfer
laminating resin from 225kg shipping drums to mixing
vessels.
It is based on our well-proven acetone pump with
caged ball valves to ensure that viscous resins can be
dispensed quickly and easily.
The Downland Resin Transfer Pump is a double
diaphragm pump with a steel suction pipe to enable it
to pump from 200L resin drums. It is constructed from
components that are compatible with polyester resins
and many other chemicals.
the pump is intended to be placed on the top of a
vertical 200ml resin drum with the suction pipe entering
the drum bunghole and is supplied with a flexible outlet
pipe.
The pump is a 1:1 system so that an air pressure of 6
BAR applied to the pump will produce an outlet resin
pressure of 6 BAR. It is controlled either by the outlet
lever valve or the inlet needle valve which will also vary
the pump speed and output.
Order ref. AAO17238
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Overall height
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Max working pressure
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(125 PSI)
Optimum working pressure
Acetone Drum Pump - Order ref. AOO 15679
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140cms
Steel suction pipe length
85cms
Height of outlet above drum
40cms
Weight
8.5kg
Output
20L acetone per minute
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Air inlet
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Fluid inlet/outlet
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Resin output
⁄4˝ BSP
⁄2˝ BSP
Up to 40L/min
(dependent upon resin viscoisty)
Resin Drum Pump - Order ref. AOO 17330
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12kg resin per minute
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AM4 MIXER
AM5 KEG MIXER
The Keg Mixer is an improved up-rated version of
our well-proven AM4 Mixer. It is intended specifically
for mixing pigments into the modern lightweight
gelcoat cans.
It is powered by a quiet-running pneumatic motor
which directly drives a steel shaft and two aluminium
bladed propellers.
The mixer assembly is mounted on an adjustable
clamp which slides on the vertical pillar to enable the
gelcoat can to be positioned or removed. The base
plate is fitted with a simple clamp to locate differently
sized cans correctly.
The Downland Keg Mixer quickly and efficiently
mixes in pigment with minimal air inclusion.
Order ref. AOO 16823
The AM4 mixer is designed to fit on any open topped
container and is widely used for mixing pigments into
gelcoats and fillers into laminating or casting resins.
The AM4 Mixer is driven by a powerful variable speed
airmotor which can be run at full speed and power for
initial mixing and then slowed down to hold mixed
materials in suspension until required.
The AM4 will easily mix pigments into 100kg of
laminating resin or 25kg of gelcoat and dependent
upon the type of filler used can mix up to 50kg of 2:1
filler:casting resin.
Specification:
Order ref. A00 16826
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Air consumption
Supplied with 3 shafts
Paddle diameter
Weight
14.2 litre/sec 30cfm at 80psi
12˝, 18˝ and 24˝
Overall Height:
107cm
Overall Width:
23cm
Overall Depth:
56cm
Weight:
18kg
Shaft Length:
56cm
Propeller Diameter:
13cm
Max. Speed:
7˝
Air Consumption:
8.2kg
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3000 (with load)
67scfm (1.9m/m3)
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IN DRUM MIXER
IR 2000 TANK MIXER
The Downland In-Drum mixer is a powerful and
dependable, pneumatically driven unit for use in vertical
200L drums of laminating resin.
It has a variable speed airmoter that can be run at full
speed to mix pigments or liquid additives into resin, or
at low speed to keep fillers or pigments in suspension.
The mixer motor is effectively silenced and as it does
not present a fire hazard it can be used continuously
adjacent to the working area. The mixer will mix 5% of
polyester pigment into 200L of resin in 15-30 minutes
at 20˚C but will require longer mixing at lower temperatures.
The Downland Tank Mixer is a pneumatic doublepropeller mixer for use on one tonne tanks. It can be
run at low speed to keep fillers in suspension or at high
speed to mix pigments into laminating resins.
The drive unit is a quiet running 1.1h.p. pneumatic
motor mounted on a universal adjustable frame and
directly coupled through an outrigger bearing to a
stainless steel shaft with two 4 blade aluminium
propellers. The tank mixer is an essential aid to
moulders using filled or pigmented resins in one
tonne tanks.
Order ref. AOO 16819
Order ref. AOO 16827
Specification:
Overall Length:
86cms
Shaft Length:
74cms
Weight:
8.2kgs
Mixer Blade Size:
25cms -OPEN
Max Speed:
3000 rpm
Air Pressure:
90psi (6.2 Bar)
Air Consumption:
Speed Control:
Specification:
14.2L/sec (30cfm)
Overall Height:
123cm
Needle Valve
Overall Width:
33cm
Weight:
18kg
Shaft Length:
Propeller Diameter:
106cm
14.5cm
Max Speed:
3000 (with load)
Air Pressure:
90psi (6.2 Bar)
Air Consumption:
67scfm (1.9m/m3)
*We recommend that pigment pastes are diluted with
an equal amount of resin before being poured into the
tank for mixing.
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BENCH MIXER
EPI-MIXERS
■ Labour-saving tools that take the stick out
of mixing.
A small air operated mixer suitable for mixing fillers,
pigments, catalyst, etc., into gelcoat and laminating
resins.
Will mix 10-12lb (4.55.5kg) per batch. Speed is
infinitely variable up to
6,000rpm by needle valve
air control, enabling the
operator to choose the
correct speed for the job.
■ A fast mixing method that can save up to
75% of mixing time
■ Ensures a consistent and homogenous mix
every time minimising air entrainment.
■ Are technically designed to get the best results
and optimum performance from the material
Order ref. AOO 16825
MR2 Series
Multi-purpose Resin and Gelcoat mixer
Drill requirements: Medium duty 1⁄2˝ chuck
Mix action: Medium shear, spiral; 2 blade
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MR2 80
Air motor fitted with efficient silencer
Mix Size
Complete with 15´ (4.5m) of air supply hose
Air consumption
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Mixing Head
3.78 litres/sec 8cfm @ 80psi
H.P.
*Drill Capacity
0.15
Weight
5kg/5ltr
80mm
1
⁄2˝ chuck
11lb (5kg)
MR2 110B
Mix Size
15kg/15ltr
Mixing Head
MIXING TANK
*Drill Capacity
The 25 gallon (113 litre) mixing tank, illustrated, is
strongly constructed in mild steel.
The conical base allows for complete emptying
through the leak-proof full volume resin tap.
Also supplied with heavy duty castors where a
mobile unit is required.
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*Recommended drill speed for mixing liquids and
slurries is 450-900 rpm
Order ref. AOO 16829
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Tank diameter
23˝ (584mm)
Tap height
24˝ (609mm)
Overall height
50˝ (1270mm)
Base
24˝ x 24˝ (609mm x 609mm)
Order ref. AOO 16822 (MR2 80)
Order ref. AOO 16821 (MR2 110B)
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DOWNLAND DISPENSERS
CART MOUNTED DISPENSER
Downland dispensers provide a safe, efficient and
accurate method of dispensing the corrosive and
inflammable liquids commonly used in the glassfibre
reinforced plastics industry.
They are accurate, which improves laminate quality;
they improve safety by eliminating decanting and
increase both productivity and profitability as they are
faster and easier to use than the conventional manual
systems.
Two models are available; 100ml for MEKP catalyst
and other low-viscosity liquids; and 600ml, which in
addition to dispensing catalyst is also suitable for
dispensing resin and gelcoat.
The cart mounted dispenser is produced by
mounting a 100ml glass topped, wall mounted catalyst
dispenser on a two-wheeled cart designed to carry a
30kg keg of MEKP catalyst.
The cart enables the catalyst dispenser to be placed
adjacent to the working area — particularly useful for
large mouldings — and then wheeled outside at the
end of the shift for storage. The cart is fitted with a
drip-pot and a keg retainer.
Stock no. AAO 16034
Output 600ml/min
GLASS TOPPED WALL MOUNTED
CATALYST DISPENSER
The glass topped catalyst dispenser is a hand
operated metering pump which safely and efficiently
dispenses MEKP catalyst. It is an easy to use unit.
The operator pushes the handle upwards to draw the
required amount of catalyst from a bulk container into
the calibrated glass scale, and then pulls the handle
downwards to expel the catalyst into his mixing bucket.
The parts of the dispenser that come into contact
with catalyst are made from glass, stainless steel,
polypropylene or polythene and are mounted on a
strong steel back plate which has to be bolted to the
wall at a convenient height. The measuring scale is
calibrated up to 100 ml and multiple shots can be
dispensed without difficulty.
This dispenser can be used to meter other liquids
with a similar viscosity to catalyst, but liquids such as
cobalt accelerator must not be dispensed from a unit
which has previously been used for MEKP.
600ML WALL MOUNTED DISPENSER
The 600ml dispenser is a large capacity hand
operated metering pump which will dispense MEKP
catalyst, polyester phenolic and epoxy resins and
polyester gelcoats.
The dispenser is supplied with a wall-mounting
bracket which enables it to draw material directly from
a 200ml drum positioned beneath it. The maximum
capacity per cycle is 600ml and multiple cycles can be
produced without difficulty.
Note: Gelcoats must be at a minimum temperature of 18˙C.
Stock no. AOO 16020
Output 600ml/min
Stock no. AOO 16033
Output 3000ml/min
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SPRING LAMINATING ROLLERS
SECTION 2
A well proven laminating roller which is ideal for
consolidating on curved surfaces, whether internal
or external.
Comprises a steel spring, so mounted that it is able
to flex in any direction.
Easily cleaned, but should not be burnt off, to avoid
spoiling the spring temper. Available in 2 sizes.
LAMINATING
TOOLS
BRUSHES
Low cost industrial brushes, with solvent resistant
settings and plastic handles, suitable for use with all
types of resins. Used by the majority of glassfibre
moulders.
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Order ref. per dozen
AOO 15980 1⁄2˝ (12mm)
AOO 15982 1˝ (25mm)
AOO 15983 11⁄2˝ (40mm)
AOO 15984 2˝ (50mm)
Packed in dozens
AOO 15985 3˝ (75mm)
AOO 15986 4˝ (100mm)
AOO 15987 6˝ (150mm)
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Order ref. AAO 17485. Overall diameter
15⁄8˝ (41mm)
Overall length
5˝ (127mm)
Order ref. AOO 17484. Overall diameter
1˝ (26mm)
Overall length
1
3 ⁄2˝ (90mm)
PADDLE ROLLERS
Manufactured from extruded aluminium, with plastic
end caps, these rollers give quick wet out and good
air removal of the laminate. They are easily cleaned,
lightweight, and durable, used by moulding shops
throughout the world.
CORNER ROLLERS
For consolidating laminates in sharp corners, and
places inaccessible to normal rollers.
5
⁄16˝(8mm) wide x 11⁄2˝(37mm) diameter, three
radiused ribs.
Order ref.
AAO 17426 5˝ x 7/8˝ dia. Refill
AAO 17420 2˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17421 31⁄2˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17427 6˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Refill
AAO 17422 5˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17428 2˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17429 31⁄2˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17423 6˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17424 2˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Refill
AAO 17430 5˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17425 31⁄2˝ x 7⁄8˝ dia. Refill
AAO 17431 6˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17432 12˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia. Broom Handle Fitting
Order ref. AAO 17467
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PTFE ROLLERS
SPIRAL BRISTLE ROLLER
Downland PTFE laminating rollers are accurately
machined from solid PTFE with a highly defined threadform that produces a high-quality wet-cut on both
chopped strand mat and sprayed laminates. The nonstick nature of PTFE ensures that if resin hardens in
contact with the roller a sharp tap will cause it to shatter and fall off, and although the rollers are initially
expensive, their long-life means that they are in fact
economical.
A high quality laminating Roller designed specifically
for the G.R.P. Industry.
The Spiral bristle roller consists of a spirally wound
metal core into which are embedded bristles which
penetrate the laminate to remove air bubbles whilst
producing a very effective consolidating action.
The roller is securely held on the frame by a device
which allows the end of the roller to fit into a tight
corner and eliminates clips and nuts so that the roller
can be simply pulled off for cleaning or replacement.
The roller has a special handle which will accept an
extension and can be hung on the side of the solvent
container to allow excess solvent to drain off.
The design of the spiral bristle roller almost totally
eliminates splashing and makes it one of the cleanest
rollers to use.
Order ref.
AAO 18690 2˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 18691 31⁄2˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 18692 5˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 18693 6˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17457 2˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17458 31⁄2˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17459 5˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17460 6˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
STEEL RIBBED ROLLERS
A sturdy roller machined from solid steel bar with ribs
designed to give maximum consolidation of a laminate
with good air removal qualities.
Order ref.
AAO 18680 21⁄4˝ x 1⁄2˝ Complete
AAO 18681 31⁄2˝ x 1⁄2˝ Complete
AAO 18682 5˝x 1⁄2˝ Complete
AAO 18683 6˝ x 1⁄2˝ Complete
Order ref.
AAO 17346 50 x 22mm dia. Complete
AAO 17347 100 x 22mm dia. Complete
AAO 17349 150 x 22mm dia. Complete
AAO 17350 50 x 28mm dia. Complete
AAO 17351 100 x 28mm dia. Complete
AAO 17353 150 x 28mm dia. Complete
AAO 18684 21⁄4˝ x 3⁄4˝ Complete
AAO 18685 31⁄2˝x 3⁄4˝ Complete
AAO 18686 5˝ x 3⁄4˝ Complete
AAO 18687 6˝ x 3⁄4˝ Complete
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METAL WASHER ROLLERS
HI-TECH
LAMINATING ROLLERS
These rollers are constructed of heavy gauge plated
steel washers with steel spacing washers, retained on
the shaft with a starlock retaining stud.
Available in 1⁄2˝(12mm), 3⁄4˝(19mm), 1˝(25mm) and
1
1 ⁄2˝(37mm) diameters and in lengths of 2˝(50mm),
31⁄2˝(88mm), 5˝(127mm) and 6˝(152mm).
The new laminating rollers are high quality technically
advanced tools specifically for G.R.P. laminating.
The top quality BLUESTRIPE WOOLPILE rollers are
made with a long pile nylon fibre fabric that is welded
to the core for perfect adhesion. The fibres are thermo
“crimped” which helps them pick up, hold and distribute resin. The rollers have an internal plastic grip that
eliminates nuts and washers to facilitate roller replacement.
The DAKOTA MOHAIR rollers are for laminators who
prefer a short pile for spreading resin or applying gelcoat. They have an integral plastic grip that will fit any
steel handle without the use of nuts and washers.
Order ref.
AAO 17370 21⁄4˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17386 21⁄4˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17371 31⁄2˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17387 31⁄2˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17372 5˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17388 5˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17373 6˝ x 1⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17389 6˝ x 1˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17378 21⁄4˝ x 3⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17396 2˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17379 31⁄2˝ x 3⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17397 31⁄2˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17398 5˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17380 5˝ x 3⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17381 6˝ x 3⁄4˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17399 6˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia. Complete
AAO 17400 12˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia. Broom Handle Fitting
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Stock No
AA018695
AA018696
AA018697
AA018698
AA018699
Length
50mm
100mm
140mm
180mm
250mm
Diameter
90mm
35mm
70mm
70mm
80mm
Fibre Length
30mm
10mm
18mm
18mm
18mm
AA018700
AA018701
AA018702
Dakota Mohair Roller Refills
100mm
25mm
4mm
140mm
50mm
4mm
180mm
55mm
4mm
Bore
6mm
6mm
8mm
8mm
8mm
6mm
6mm
8mm
Handles for Bluestripe and Dakota Rollers
Stock No
To Suit
Refill Length
Spindle
Length
Frame
Length
Diameter
AA018703
50mm
40mm
420mm
6mm
AA018704 100mm
80mm
270mm
6mm
AA018705 100mm
80mm
550mm
6mm
AA018706 140mm
140mm
240mm
6mm
AA018707 180mm
180mm
270mm
8mm
AA018708 250mm
250mm
280mm
8mm
AA018709 Telescopic pole to suit any handle (80cm to 135cm)
Please note:- Roller refills and handles must be
ordered separately
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BARREL ROLLERS
12” WIDE ROLLERS
with broom handle fitting
Downland Barrel Rollers are solid PTFE fin laminating
rollers with a rounded outer surface to conform to
moulds with curved concave surfaces. The rollers are
easily cleaned in acetone but if resin hardens in contact
with the PTFE a gentle tap will cause it to crack and fall
off. The rollers have comfortable plastic handles and
the rollers are retained on the steel frames with starlock
fixings.
Illustration
No.
Stock No.
Barrel Dimensions
Length x Dia
Overall
Length
1
2
3
4
AA017466
AA017462
AA017464
AA018715
150 x 45mm
100 x 38mm
50 x 30mm
50 x 57mm
45mm
38mm
30mm
30mm
Ideal for working on large laminates these rollers are
available as paddle, mohair, woolpile, and metal
washer rollers.
Broom handles not supplied.
Order ref.
AAO 17359
AA0 17432
AAO 17400
AAO 17497
Mohair 12˝ x 2˝ dia.
Paddle 12˝ x 13⁄4˝ dia.
Metal Washer 12˝ x 11⁄2˝ dia.
Woolpile 12˝ x 3˝ dia.
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2
3
4
BOLT ROLLER
The bolt roller is the smallest diameter roller available
and is ideal for consolidating in tight corners and
narrow grooves. Its consists of a 6mm diameter
threaded section retained on its handle by a patented
‘invisible’ clip which ensures that snagging cannot
occur. Available in both 50mm and 100mm lengths.
Order ref.
AAO 17482 50mm x 6mm dia.
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FILTRATION - USE OF CLEAN COMPRESSED AIR
The compressed air filter should obviously remove
from the air line solid materials, such as pipe scale,
dirt, etc., which will accumulate because of corrosion
inside the pipe and because of dirt entering from the
atmosphere.
The filter should also be capable of removing liquids
such as water and oil, which otherwise may be carried
along by the compressed air. Water will have an
adverse effect on any internal parts of the tools, etc.
due to corrosion, and it will also have a detrimental
effect during such operations as spray painting.
In the choosing of filters the two important points are:
a. Efficient removal of dirt, water, etc.
b. To effect its removal with the least possible
pressure drop, all extra pressure drop being a
further waste of air.
SECTION 3
AIR
TOOLS
We offer a full range of pneumatic tools as
experience has shown that in any commercial
industrial application they offer many advantages
over electrically powered tools. They are more
expensive than electrical tools but the longer life and
better safety record mean that they are almost always
less expensive on a long term basis.
USE THE CORRECT LUBRICANT
For any apparatus driven by compressed air it is
obvious that proper lubrication can best be achieved
by the installation of an air line lubricator ahead of
such mechanism. These air line lubricators function by
introducing a fine mist or fog of oil into the compressed
air supply and thence on to the working parts of the
mechanism. The rate of supply of oil is readily
adjustable and visible and such supply only occurs
when the mechanism works. Over-lubrication is thus
prevented and oil does not contaminate the operator
of the workpiece.
PNEUMATIC TOOLS:
• Can be used in wet conditions
• Can operate in a glassfibre dust laden atmosphere
• Can operate in an inflamable atmosphere
• Can be stalled without damage
• Can be serviced easily and quickly
• Have long life expectancy
PROPER AIRLINE INSTALLATION
There is much to be gained by installing the air line
in the correct manner, and by including suitable air
line filters, pressure regulators, and lubricators, as
detailed below.
Air mains and lines should be large enough to avoid
excessive pressure loss under conditions of maximum
flow. They should be installed with as few restrictions
as possible if the cost of compressed air is to be kept
to a minimum. Sharp turns in piping should be avoided
for more efficient air flow and economical air power.
It is advisable to pitch the mains in the direction of
air flow so that both gravity and air flow will carry
the water to traps or water legs located at frequent
intervals. These should be drained regularly and never
allowed to become full and inoperative.
To aid in preventing condensed moisture from
reaching the tools, down pipes or hose connections
should never be taken directly from the bottom of air
pipes or mains. Connection should be made at the
top of the main and a long radius return bend used.
Leaders, valves and hose connections should be
large enough to pass the maximum amount of air
required by the tool on the line.
DOWNLAND AIRLINE OIL
A special oil for use only with air-operated tools.
Gives perfect mist lubrication whilst retaining the
properties of a low viscosity oil. Contains a corrosion
inhibitor. Available in 1ltr and 5ltr containers.
Order ref.
AOO 15788 Airline Oil 1 litre
REGULATION - USE THE CORRECT
OPERATING PRESSURE
In choosing an air pressure regulator, attention must
be paid to the regulation characteristics and the flow
characteristics. The first determines the ability of the
pressure regulator to maintain a constant and even
delivery pressure as selected, independent of the
fluctuations in the primary pressure. The closer this
control the better the regulator.
Flow characteristics demonstrate the ability of the
regulator to maintain its secondary or delivery pressure
under varying air demand. Here again the regulator
which provides the most even pressure will be most
desirable.
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7. Quick release plug-in air line fittings, in 1⁄4˝ BSP and
⁄8˝ BSP sizes.
AIR LINE FITTINGS
3
We stock a full range of air line fittings, and hoses for
workshop air line installations.
The illustrations show various air filter and air
lubricator units.
1. Air filter with pressure regulator and gauge, to
provide a supply of clean air at constant pressure for
spray guns.
SIZE
1
⁄4˝ BSP
3
⁄8˝ BSP
SCHRADER FITTINGS ONLY
CHECK UNIT
SHANK
P0001179
P0001386
P0001178
P0001387
SHANKS WITH INTERNAL THREAD
⁄4˝ BSP MALE
P0000469
1
⁄4˝ BSP FEMALE
P0004348
1
Order ref. AOO 15775
2. Air filter with air lubricator, to provide clean,
lubricated air for all pneumatic tools working at mains
pressure. Where speed control is required an air
pressure regulator is fitted between the air filter and the
lubricator.
8. We also supply all fittings and hose in 30 metre
lengths so that customers can easily make airline to
their own requirements.
Order ref. AOO 15776
3. Air blow gun for general cleaning down and also
for parting mouldings from the mould.
DOUBLE BODIES UNIONS
1
⁄4˝ x 1⁄4˝ - P0000387
1
⁄4˝ x 3⁄8˝ - P0000012
3
⁄8˝ X 3⁄8˝ - P0000605
3
⁄8˝ X 1⁄2˝ - P0001144
Order ref. POO 01384
4. Air filter with air lubricator for pneumatic tools, with
additional take off for pressure regulated clean air for
spraying etc.
NUTS
⁄4˝ BSP P0001191
3
⁄8˝ P0000716
1
⁄2˝ P0002423
⁄4˝
3
⁄8˝
1
⁄2˝
3
⁄8˝
STEMS
x 1⁄4˝ P0001192
x 3⁄8˝ P0000719
X 1⁄2˝ P0003693
X 1⁄4˝ P0003692
‘O’ CLIPS
To Suit 1⁄4˝ Hose - P0001997
3
⁄8˝ Hose - P0000865
1
⁄2˝ Hose - P0001980
1
Order ref. AOO 15777
1
5. Air Lubricator.
AIRHOSE
SIZE
1
⁄4˝ ID
3
⁄8˝ ID
1
⁄2˝ ID
Order ref. POO 02716
6. Air Filter.
BLUE REINFORCED
REF NO.
P0002808
P0002809
P0002810
Order ref. POO 02715
5
1
6
7
2
4
3
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2" DIAMOND WHEEL
TRIMMER TYPE AC
3" DIAMOND WHEEL
TRIMMER TYPE AC
The Downland Type AC Diamond Wheel Trimmer is
based on the machine developed and patented by us
over 25 years ago.
A well-balanced, light-weight hand tool, it will
produce a fast cut, leaving a smooth and clean edge
irrespective of whether the cut is made from the face
or back of the material.
Precision made, and driven by a heavy duty air
motor, it is built for continuous use under production
conditions.
The trimmer is supplied complete with a 50/70 grit
diamond wheel although a 40-50 grit wheel which will
produce a slightly faster, coarser cut can be supplied.
Other wheels are available for special requirements.
Replacement wheels always in stock.
All trimmers may be fitted with dust extractors.
A larger version of our well-known 2˝ (50mm) trimmer
giving a maximum depth of cut of 5⁄8˝ (16mm).
Fitted with a 3˝ x 0.060˝ (76mm x 1.55mm) diamond
tipped wheel, producing a quick cut and excellent
non-chip finish.
All trimmers may be fitted with a dust extractor.
Supplied complete with 15 feet (4.5m) of air hose.
Order ref. AOO 16197
Order ref. AAO 16196
S
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C
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A T
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Speed
Air consumption
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P
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Speed
Air consumption
Weight
Depth of cut
Diameter of wheel
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A T
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6000rpm
21cfm 10 litre/sec
1lb 13oz (0.82kg)
3
⁄8˝ (9mm)
2˝ (50mm)
24
N
6000rpm
21cfm 10 litre/sec
Weight
2lb (0.9kg)
Depth of cut
5
Diameter of wheel
3˝ (75mm)
⁄8˝ (16mm)
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DOWNLAND SPEEDTRIM
4˝ HEAVY DUTY DIAMOND
WHEEL TRIMMER
The Downland Speedtrim is a diamond wheel trimmer
designed for the fast, clean trimming of glass fibre
mouldings. It has an unobtrusive integral dust collector
hood which helps to improve the working environment
and ensures maximum production.
The Speedtrim is powered by a precision built heavy
duty airmotor suitable for continuous operation. The
airmotor has a rear exhaust which directs the expelled
air away from the cutting area and consequently helps
to further improve the operating environment.
The Speedtrim is a well-balanced lightweight hand
tool which produces a smooth, clean cut edge
irrespective of whether the cut is made from the
Gel face or rear of a glass fibre laminate.
The Speedtrim is supplied fitted with either a 21⁄2˝ or
3" diamond wheel and the operator can if he wishes
easily change from one wheel to another.
The Speedtrim should be fitted with a 3˝ diameter
wheel if maximum depth of cut is required and replaced
with a 21⁄2˝ diameter wheel or spoked wheel if a
radiused cut is required.
The most powerful of our range of Diamond Wheel
Trimmers, this unit will handle quickly and easily all
heavy cutting and trimming jobs up to its maximum
depth of cut.
The extra power of this trimmer is obtained by a
higher air consumption and the compressed air supply
must be capable of producing 25-30cfm per minute for
maximum cutting speed although it will run on 15cfm
at reduced power.
An air line filter and oiler must be used to ensure
trouble-free running.
Our dust extractor unit will fit this trimmer or the dust
extractor head only may be supplied to connect to
existing dust extractor systems.
Supplied complete with 4˝ dia. x 1⁄16˝ (101mm dia. x
1.55mm) thick diamond tipped cutting disc, 20 feet
(4.5 metres) of 1⁄2˝ (12.5mm) bore air hose and tools.
Order ref. AOO 16077
Order ref. AOO 16073 21⁄2˝ Speedtrim
Order ref. AOO 16074 3˝ Speedtrim
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Speed
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12000rpm
Air Consumption
6.1-16 litre/sec 13-34cfm @ 80psi
Weight
1.2kg
1
Depth of cut with 2 ⁄2˝ wheel
Depth of cut with 3˝ wheel
9mm
15mm
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A T
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12500rpm
Weight
33⁄4lb (1.7kg)
Air consumption
Air pressure
Max. depth of cut
25
I
Speed
14.2 litre/sec 30cfm
80psi (5.6kg per sq cm)
7
⁄8˝ (22mm)
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5˝ HEAVY DUTY TRIMMER
4" H.D.L.V. HEAVY DUTY
DIAMOND WHEEL TRIMMER
This new heavy duty air operated trimmer has been
introduced for trimming the thicker GRP mouldings up
to 13⁄8˝.
A side handle ensures good tool balance, and a
safety lever throttle is fitted.
The side spoked diamond saw blade ensures
adequate clearance when cutting thicker laminates,
and assists in cutting curves without jamming.
A dust extractor head is available similar to those
on our other trimmers.
Supplied with 5˝ x 1⁄16˝ (127mm x 1.55mm) spoked
diamond blade, 15 feet (4.5 metres) of 1⁄2˝ (12.5mm)
bore air hose and tools.
The Downland 4" H.D.L.V. is a pneumatic, heavy
duty, low vibration diamond wheel trimmer developed
to meet the most
stringent noise and
vibration-level
regulations.
It is a well balanced
tool that is quieter,
more comfortable to
use but even more
powerful than earlier
models and will quickly
and easily cut 1215mm GRP laminates
producing a clean smooth edge.
The wheel guard is fitted with a detachable dust
cover and the guard also has a connection for a
vacuum hose coupling.
The Downland H.D.L.V.
4" Diamond Wheel
Trimmer is a quietrunning, high quality tool
that will give years of
service.
Order ref. AOO 16079
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Speed
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A T
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12500rpm
Weight
3.85lbs (1.74kg)
Air consumption
Air pressure
Maximum depth of cut
14.2 litre/sec 30cfm
80psi (5.6kg/cm2)
13⁄8" (3.49cm)
Order ref. AA017769
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Recommended wheel size
I
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A T
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100 x 16 x 1.6mm
(4" x 5⁄8 x 0.060")
Max free speed
Overall length
78mm
Weight
1.7kg
Air inlet thread
Hose size
Vacuum hose coupling
The conversion kit consists of a lightweight
aluminium guard, an arbor and a 4˝ diameter diamond
wheel with which moulders can convert a Makita 9501B
grinder to a diamond wheel trimmer. Care must be
taken to ensure that the motor is regularly blown clear
of dust.
Average air consumption
Noise level (no load)
Vibration level (no load)
Order ref. AOO 16080
26
257mm
Height
Max output
CONVERSION KIT
FOR MAKITA GRINDER
12000 RPM
0.85 KW
⁄8 NPT
3
⁄8 ID
3
25MM
28.3 CFM
82Db(a)
2.2m/sec2
Max air pressure
6 BAR, 85 PSI
Max depth of cut
22mm
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HIGH SPEED
PNEUMATIC ROUTERS
MK 4 BENCH TRIMMER
The Downland Bench Trimmer is a powerful tool with
an adjustable height pneumatic motor driving a 150mm
diameter diamond wheel.
The wheel guard is spring loaded for safety and has a
dust take-off point for easy connection to an extraction
system. The operator controls the cutter by a safety
foot switch.
The Downland Bench Trimmer is intended for
trimming applications where large quantities of
mouldings have to be trimmed to a consistent height
in a single plane.
The moulding to be trimmed is placed in a fixture
(a mould with 4 adjustable feet) and placed on a
smooth surface where it can be passed across the
horizontal diamond cutting wheel which must be preset
to the desired height.
Bench trimming in this way will produce a perfectly
straight cut and is considerably faster than following a
line by hand.
These tools are ideal for cutting radii, apertures and
irregular shapes in GRP mouldings.
They are also very suitable for trimming offcuts from
irregular mouldings, where they may be used either
freehand or fitted with a dust collector hood/guide
which will follow a template or jig to give accurate
reproducibility of cut.
Both models are fitted with a rear exhaust which
carries the used air away behind the operator.
Supplied complete with 15 feet of airhose and 4.8mm
diamond burr.
Order ref. MK 4 AOO 15960
Order ref. AAO 17517 27S
S
P
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C
I
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I
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A T
I
Free Speed
O
N
25000rpm
Air consumption
16 litre/sec 34cfm
Air pressure
80psi (5.7kg/cm2)
Weight
0.7kg (25oz)
Overall length
205mm
Collet size
6mm
HP
0.55
Maximum burr diameter
16mm
Part No. for Dust Collector Hood/Guide
4353
Order ref. AAO 17511 17S
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A T
Free speed
Air consumption
I
O
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38000rpm
10 litre/sec 21 cfm
Air pressure
Weight
Overall length
S
80psi (5.7kg/cm2)
P
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C
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A T
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0.4kg (14oz)
Maximum height of cut
482mm (19˝)
170mm
Minimum height of cut
57mm (21⁄4˝)
27mm (11⁄16˝)
Collet size
6mm
Amount of wheel protruding
HP
0.34
Motor speed
Maximum burr diameter
9mm
Air consumption
Part No. for Dust Collector Hood/Guide
4079
Wheel diameter
27
3,300rpm
30 cfm 14.2 litre/sec
150mm (6˝)
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ATLAS COPCO AIR TOOLS
LSO31 ORBITAL SANDER
WITH DUST EXTRACTOR
We offer below a range of tools from Atlas Copco
that we have selected as having particular relevance for
the GRP industry.
The Atlas Copco tools are high quality, light, powerful
and ergonomically designed with handles that optimise
the transfer of high feed forces direct to the work piece
and substantially reduce physical strain on the operator.
Noise and vibration levels are minimised and all
machines produced by Atlas Copco bear the CE
marking and conform to EU Machine Directive
98/37/EC, which focuses on safety.
We show a small selection but there are over 2000
tools in the Atlas Copco range. If you require light, high
quality pneumatic tools please contact us.
The LSO31 is a powerful, pneumatric, orbital sander
with integral dust extraction that makes it ideal for dry
sanding.
The pad size is suitable for 1⁄3 of a 280 x 230 mm
sheet of abrasive paper.
Photo: Atlas Copco
Stock number: AAO21001
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A T
I
Max free speed
LSO30 ORBITAL SANDER
Max output
0.3 kw
Weight
1.6 Kg
Height
125 mm
Length
210 mm
93 x 170 mm
Air consumption
E
C
I
Max free speed
F
I
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Sound level-free speed
82 dB (A)
LST30 RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER
The LST30 is a powerful
pneumatic random orbital
sander that due to its dual
rotating/orbital action can
produce a very good finish
using fine wet and dry
paper or with coarse
paper can be used for
initial flatting down.
It has a 150mm diameter
pad for self-stick paper.
Stock number: AAO21002
P
7.5 l/s (16 cfm)
Air inlet
Photo: Atlas Copco
S
N
7000rpm
Pad size
The LSO30 is a powerful pneumatic orbital sander
that can be used for dry sanding but is particularly
suitable for rubbing down with wet and dry paper used
wet. The pad size is suitable for 1⁄3rd of a 280 x 230 mm
sheet of abrasive paper.
O
Photo: Atlas Copco
Stock number: AAO21003
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A T
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S
7000rpm
P
E
C
I
Max free speed
F
I
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A T
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9000rpm
Max output
0.3 kw
Max output
0.3 kw
Weight
1.6 Kg
Weight
1.1 Kg
Height
125 mm
Height
120 mm
Length
210 mm
Length
175 mm
Pad size
Air consumption
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
93 x 170 mm
Pad size
7.5 l/s (16 cfm)
Air consumption
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Air inlet
82 dB (A)
Sound level-free speed
28
150 mm diameter
7.5 l/s (16 cfm)
1
⁄4˝ BSP
80 dB (A)
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LST31 RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER
WITH DUST EXTRACTION
LSV27/DE DISC SANDER
The LST31 is a powerful pneumatic random orbital
sander with dust extraction that makes it ideal for dry
sanding. It has a 150mm pad for self-stick.
The LSV27/DE is a high speed pneumatic
disc grinder that is well suited to
the GRP industry due to the
integral dust guard with a
fibre bristle edge that will
help to avoid scratching
plastic surfaces. It requires
coupling through a flexible hose
to a vacuum source producing 250m3/hour.
Photo:
Atlas
Copco
Stock number: AAO21005
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P
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I
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I
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A T
I
Max free speed
Photo: Atlas Copco
S
P
E
C
I
F
I
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A T
I
Max free speed
O
N
0.62 kw
Weight
1.6 Kg
Height
87 mm
Length
260 mm
Pad size
9000rpm
180mm max
Max output
0.3 kw
Air consumption
Weight
1.3 Kg
Air inlet
Height
120 mm
Length
200 mm
Pad size
16 l/s (34 cfm)
3
⁄8˝ BSP
Sound level-free speed
150mm diameter
Air consumption
N
6000rpm
Max output
Stock number: AAO21004
O
73 dB (A)
LSV27 POLISHER
7.5 l/s (16 cfm)
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
The LSV polisher is a high torque, pneumatic
sander that due to its low speed is suitable
for polishing and buffing gel-coated
surfaces. It is supplied complete
with a 180mm backing pad
and a lambswool
bonnet but can also
be fitted with a
150mm diameter
foam mop for
Photo: Atlas Copco
compounding with abrasives.
82 dB (A)
LSV27 DISC SANDER
The LSV27 is a high
speed, powerful
pneumatic disc sander
for rapid sanding or
grinding of GRP,
wood, paint or
metal.
Stock number: AAO21007
Photo: Atlas Copco
S
Stock number: AAO21006
P
E
C
I
F
I
Max free speed
Max output
S
P
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C
I
Max free speed
Max output
F
I
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A T
I
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N
2100rpm
0.55 kw
1.8 Kg
Height
87 mm
0.62 kw
Length
Height
87 mm
Air consumption
Length
260 mm
Sound level-free speed
O
Weight
Pad size
Air inlet
I
6000rpm
1.4 Kg
Air consumption
A T
N
Weight
Pad size
C
Air inlet
180mm max
Sound level-free speed
16 l/s (34 cfm)
280 mm
180mm max
16 l/s (34 cfm)
3
⁄8˝ BSP
74 dB (A)
A C C E S S O R I E S
3
⁄8˝ BSP
73 dB (A)
29
180mm Lambswool Bonnet
Stock No. A0016601
150mm Foam Polishing Mop
StockNo. A0016311
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ATLAS COPCO PISTOL-GRIP DRILLS
ATLAS COPCO LBB36 HO13
Atlas Copco pistol-grip drills are suitable for most
drilling tasks in the GRP industry. They fit snugly in the
hand and the anatomic design of the grip keeps the
arm and wrist straight, reducing the risk of injury.
The high power-to-weight ratio means maximum
stock removal in the shortest possible time. The chuck
guard protects fingers, allowing a two-handed grip and
comfortable guiding of the drilling operation.
The LBB36 HO13 has
a 10mm chuck and is suitable
for drilling 2.5-6.0mm holes in mild steel
and 8.0-13.0mm holes in composites.
Photo:
Atlas Copco
Stock number: AAO21008
S
ATLAS COPCO LBB24 HO60
P
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A T
I
Chuck capacity
6.5 mm
Weight
1.i Kg
5.9 l/s (12.5 cfm)
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
The LBB24 HO60 has a
6.5mm chuck and is suitable
for drilling 2.0-5.0mm holes in
composites.
C
I
F
I
C
A T
I
O
The LBB45 HO17
has a 16mm
chuck and is suitable for drilling
10.0-16.0mm holes in composites.
N
Max free speed
6000rpm
Chuck capacity
6.5 mm
Weight
S
5.9 l/s (12.5 cfm)
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
73 dB (A)
Maximum output
Photo:
Atlas Copco
Stock number: AAO21010
1.i Kg
Air consumption
210 W
ATLAS COPCO LBB45 HO17
Stock number: AAO21009
E
73 dB (A)
Maximum output
Photo: Atlas Copco
P
N
6000rpm
Air consumption
S
O
Max free speed
210 W
P
E
C
I
F
I
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A T
I
N
Max free speed
1700rpm
Chuck capacity
16 mm
Weight
4.2 Kg
Air consumption
10 l/s (21 cfm)
3
⁄8˝ BSP
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
ATLAS COPCO LBB34 HO33
O
85 dB (A)
Maximum output
700 W
SPIRAL HOSES – SPI
The durable, hard polyurethane, SPI elastic spiral
hose is ideal for air tools used at varying distances
from a fixed outlet and is easily stretched and retracts
immediately when released.
When used with hand tools the self-storage principle
ensures that the hose is kept off the floor and away
from the operator. The hoses are available in two sizes.
The LBB34 HO33 has a
10mm chuck and is suitable for
drilling 2.0-4.0mm holes in mild
steel and 5.0-10.0mm holes in
composites.
Photo: Atlas Copco
Stock number: AAO21011
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I
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I
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C
A T
I
O
P
E
C
Model
N
3300rpm
Chuck capacity
10 mm
Outside diameter
1.1 Kg
Max airflow
Air consumption
Air inlet
Sound level-free speed
Maximum output
F
I
C
Working range
9.5 l/s (20 cfm)
Male thread size
1
⁄4˝ BSP
Max spiral diameter
77 dB (A)
400 W
A T
O
N
SP13 HP-S
8mm
11mm
12mm
16mm
11 l/s
20l/s
Up to 4m
Up to 5.5m
1
⁄4˝ BSP
65mm
Stock numbers: AAO21012 AAO21013
30
I
SP2 HR-S
Inside diameter
Max free speed
Weight
I
3
⁄8˝ BSP
90mm
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VACUUM MACHINE
BOSCH PNEUMATIC JIG SAW
A robust, mobile vacuum machine which can be used
as a dust collector with many of our cutting tools.
The ASS 35 has a double dust filter system and a
35 litre capacity stainless steel dust collector. It is
powered by a 1.125 watt, 1.5hp electric motor.
It is supplied complete with a 5 metre hose, round
brush, crevice spout and a set of rubber hose
diameter reducers.
The Bosch air operated Jig Saw is similar to the
electric model, but is smaller and lighter, and in addition
has the advantages of being safe to use under wet
conditions, where water is used to prevent dust problems, and its speed may be varied by the use of an air
pressure regulator. With the orbital movement the blade
is not in contact with the material on the downward
stroke, therefore allowing better chip ejection, and
diminishing friction. A large variety of blades are available ex-stock for cutting most materials.
We recommend the use of a moisture trap and air
lubricator, and with these the motor will give a long
and satisfactory life. We are able to give full service
facilities on both the electric and air models.
Order ref. AAO 17903
Order ref. AOO 16500
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Air consumption
I
F
I
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A T
I
O
N
55psi (3.8kg/cm2) (8.5cfm/24m3/min)
85psi (6kg/cm2) (12.4cfm/0.35m3/min)
Strokes per min
CENGAR J. MODEL
GLASSFIBRE SAW
55psi (3.9kg/cm2) 1300 85psi (6kg/cm2) 1800
Weight
A lightweight, versatile trimming tool for cutting
glassfibre mouldings, sheet metal, wood etc.
Cuts at 10,000 strokes per minute at 80 - 100psi
(5.7 - 7kg/cm2) air pressure.
Will cut complex profiles and will operate in confined
spaces at any angle.
Order ref.
AOO 16055
AAO 16057
AAO 16060
AAO 16061
41/2lb (2.5kg)
BOSCH JIGSAW BLADES
The following range of Bosch Jig Saw Blades are
available from stock:
Cengar Saw
100 Narrow Blades
100 Taper Blades
1 Diamond Tipped Blade
Order ref.
AOO 16510
AOO 16511
AOO 16512
AOO 16516
AOO 16517
AOO 16520
AOO 16522
AOO 16518
AOO 16523
Packs of 5
TB101B Wood, Plastics, Clean Cut.
TB101D Wood, Plastics, Fast Clean Cut.
T111C Wood Plastics, Coarse Cut
T119A Plywood and Hardboard, GRP.
T119B Plywood and Hardboard.
T144D Hard and Soft Wood.
T244D Hard and Soft Wood, Curved Cuts.
T127D Aluminium and Asbestos Cement.
T227D Aluminium, Curved Cuts.
AOO 16513
AOO 16524
AOO 16514
AOO 16515
T118A Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals, GRP.
T218A Mild Steel, Curved Cuts.
T118B Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals.
T118G Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals.
AOO 16519 T130 Tungsten Carbide, Coarse.
Pack 3.
AOO 16521 T150 Tungsten Carbide, Medium.
Pack 3.
AOO 16066 Diamond Jig Saw Blade.
Single.
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DIAMOND WHEELS 50-60 GRIT
SECTION 4
The Downland Standard range of diamond wheels
are high quality cutting tools for glassfibre laminates
and are produced by electroplating natural, 50-60 grit
diamonds onto the perimeter of a steel disc.
The diamond plating extends for 2-2.5mm down the
side of the wheels to give cutting clearance and
produce a clean chip-free cut on GRP mouldings
including gel-coated laminates.
DIAMOND TIPPED
CUTTING TOOLS
We stock and supply a range of diamond tipped
cutting tools which have been proven over 35 years
to be the best and most economical tools for cutting
glassfibre reinforced mouldings. Our diamond tipped
tools are of the highest quality and will give the longest
life whilst remaining economically priced. All our
diamond tools are produced using natural diamond
electroplated onto top quality steel.
The illustrated tools represent our standard range,
but we are always prepared to make special types and
sizes to a customer's drawing, sketch or specification.
For cutting and machining GRP diamond tools are
unbeatable, they have long life and are cool cutting,
and usually cutting can be carried out dry.
Should the diamond grit become loaded with resin
through cutting material which is not fully cured
soaking in resin solvent (acetone) and brushing with
a wire brush will restore the cutting surface.
DIAMOND TIPPED TWIST DRILL
A range of high-speed steel, diamond tipped twist
drills for drilling glass fibre.
Order ref.
O.D.
x Bore
x Width
AOO 16119
AOO 16122
AOO 16124
AOO 16123
AOO 16126
AOO 16127
AOO 16128
AOO 16130
AOO 16131
AOO 16132
AOO 16133
AOO 16135
AOO 16136
AOO 16140
AOO 16137
AOO 16139
AOO 16141
AOO 16142
AOO 16144
AOO 16154
AOO 16259
AOO 16145
AOO 16146
AOO 17779
AOO 16147
AOO 16155
AOO 16164
37mm(11⁄2˝)
50mm (2")
50mm (2")
50mm (2")
50mm (2")
56mm (21⁄4")
56mm (21⁄4")
62mm (21⁄2")
62mm (21⁄2")
62mm (21⁄2")
62mm (21⁄2")
62mm (21⁄2")
62mm (21⁄2")
75mm (3")
75mm (3")
75mm (3")
75mm (3")
75mm (3")
75mm (3")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
x 6.3mm (1⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 6.3mm (1⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 6.3mm (1⁄4")
x 12mm
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 12mm
x 6.3mm (1⁄4")
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 22.2mm (7⁄8")
x 12mm
x 6.3mm (1⁄4")
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 15.9mm (5⁄8")
x 16mm (5⁄8")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 22mm
x 22.2mm (7⁄8")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (0.60")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
DIAMOND WHEELS
SPOKED 50-60 GRIT
TWIST DRILLS 40 - 50 GRIT
Order ref.
AOO 16156
AOO 16157
AOO 16158
AOO 16159
AOO 16160
AOO 16161
AOO 16162
AOO 16210
AOO 16211
⁄8˝ dia.
⁄16˝ dia.
1
⁄4˝ dia.
5
⁄16˝ dia.
3
⁄8˝ dia.
7
⁄16˝ dia.
1
⁄2˝ dia.
9
⁄16˝ dia.
5
⁄8˝ dia.
1
3
AOO 16206
AOO 16213
AOO 16208
AOO 16209
AOO 16212
AOO 16207
AOO 16208
AOO 16224
AOO 16201
AOO 16205
AOO 16202
AOO 16203
AOO 16204
Our spoked diamond wheels are similar to the
standard wheels but have a series of
4 diamond spokes extending
down both sides of the
steel disc. The spokes
give the extra clearance
necessary for cutting
thick laminates or for
curved cuts but may
chip gel-coated edges
particularly on the convex
side of the curved cut.
3mm
4mm
5mm
6mm
7mm
8mm
9mm
10mm
11mm
11.5mm
12mm
13mm
14mm
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DIAMOND WHEELS – SPOKED 50-60 GRIT contd.
Order ref.
O.D.
x Bore
x Width
AOO 16125
AOO 16138
AOO 16167
AOO 16148
AOO 16149
AOO 16225
50mm(2˝)
75mm (3")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
100mm (4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 12.7mm (1⁄2")
x 15.9mm (5⁄8")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 22mm
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
DIAMOND WHEELS, QUICK CUT
We offer a small range of diamond wheels with 40-50
grit diamonds that have larger grit than the standard
range and are designed to cut thick
laminates as quickly as possible.
Inevitably due to the larger grit
there may be a degree of
edge chipping on gel-coated
surfaces.
The quick-cut wheels are
available in spoked and nonspoked form.
Order ref.
AOO 16116
AOO 16117
AOO 16118
AOO 16275
AOO 16151
AOO 16152
AOO 16153
AOO 16166
AOO 16165
O.D.
50mm (2")
75mm (3")
100mm (4")
127mm (5")
127mm (5")
127mm (5")
152mm (6")
152mm (6")
178mm (7")
x Bore
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 15.9mm (5⁄8")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 19mm (3⁄4")
x 127mm (1⁄2")
x Width
x 1mm (.040")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
x 15.mm (.060")
x 1.5mm (.060")
WHEEL ARBOR
The wheel arbor is a holding
device to enable small diameter
wheels to be fitted to a router or
drill with a 3-jaw or collet chuck.
The wheel arbor is available with
either 1⁄4" or 6mm shank and is intended for use with a
2" x 3⁄4" x 0.060 (50 x 19 x 1.6mm) wheel.
Please note that safety glasses and gloves should
always be worn when using unguarded wheels.
Order ref.
POOO 1701
POOO 5717
IMPERIAL
Stock No.
AOO 16068
AOO 16081
AOO 16067
AOO 16095
AOO 16094
AOO 16072
AOO 16215
AOO 16097
Description
3
⁄8" dia
7
⁄16" dia
15
⁄32" dia
1
⁄2" dia
9
⁄16" dia
5
⁄8" dia
11
⁄16" dia
3
⁄4" dia
METRIC
Stock No.
AAO 17509
AOO 17510
AOO 16226
AOO 16227
AOO 16096
AOO 16260
AOO 16242
AOO 16261
AOO 16262
AOO16263
AOO 16264
AOO 16243
AOO 16265
AOO 16266
AOO 16267
AOO 16268
AOO 16244
Description
9.5mm dia
10.0mm dia
11.5mm dia
12mm dia
13mm dia
14mm dia
15mm dia
16mm dia
17mm dia
18mm dia
19mm dia
20mm dia
21mm dia
22mm dia
23mm dia
24mm dia
25mm dia
Stock No.
AOO 16098
AOO 16099
AOO 16100
AOO 16101
AOO 16103
AOO 16104
AOO 16105
AOO 16106
Stock No.
AOO 16269
AOO 16270
AOO 16271
AOO 16272
AOO 16245
AOO 16217
AOO 16102
AOO 16246
AOO 16218
AOO 16247
AOO 16114
AOO 16219
AOO 16248
AOO 16228
AOO 16249
AOO 16220
AOO 16221
Desc.
7
⁄8" dia
1" dia
11⁄4" dia
13⁄8" dia
11⁄2" dia
13⁄4" dia
17⁄8" dia
2" dia
Stock No.
AOO 16107
AOO 16108
AOO 16109
AOO 16110
AOO 16111
AOO 16112
AOO 16113
AOO 16115
Description
26mm dia
27mm dia
28mm dia
29mm dia
30mm dia
32mm dia
34mm dia
35mm dia
38mm dia
40mm dia
43mm dia
44mm dia
45mm dia
48mm dia
50mm dia
51mm dia
53mm dia
Stock No.
AOO 16250
AOO 16251
AOO 16222
AOO 16252
AOO 16253
AOO 16254
AOO 16255
AOO 16223
AOO 16256
AOO 16257
AOO 16258
AOO 16273
AOO 16276
AOO 16290
AOO 16291
Desc.
21⁄4" dia
21⁄2" dia
23⁄4" dia
3" dia
31⁄4" dia
31⁄2" dia
4" dia
41⁄2" dia
Description
55mm dia
60mm dia
64mm dia
65mm dia
70mm dia
75mm dia
80mm dia
86mm dia
90mm dia
100mm dia
115mm dia
125mm dia
150mm dia
165mm dia
175mm dia
DIAMOND BURRS 40-50 GRIT
Diamond Burrs
are for use in highspeed routers with
a minimum speed
of 25,000 RPM for
best results.
Description
Wheel arbor with 1⁄4" shank
Wheel arbor with 6mm shank
STOCK SIZES
Order ref.
DIAMOND TIPPED HOLESAWS
Imperial
AOO 16082
AOO 16086
AOO 16085
AOO 16089
AOO 16092
Metric
AOO 16084
AOO 16088
AOO 16083
AOO 16090
AOO 16092
AOO 16093
AOO 16065
AOO 16069
Downland diamond tipped holesaws will quickly and
easily cut accurately sized holes in glassfibre mouldings,.
They are made in one piece with integral shank to give
maximum accuracy and are fitted with a high-carbon steel
twist drill to give easy hole positioning.
The sizes including and above 12mm (1⁄2") have spring
ejectors to expel the cutout disc while the smaller sizes
have slots to enable the cutouts to be cleared with a
screwdriver point.
The sizes including and above 25mm (1") have 6mm (1⁄4")
pilot drills while smaller sizes have 5mm (3⁄16") pilot drills.
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Shank
Diameter Length
⁄4"
⁄4"
1
⁄4"
1
⁄4"
1
⁄4"
1"
11⁄2"
1"
11⁄2"
11⁄2"
6mm
6mm
6mm
6mm
6mm
6mm
6mm
6mm
25mm
37mm
25mm
37mm
25mm
37mm
37mm
37mm
1
1
Diamond
Diameter Length
⁄16"
⁄16"
1
⁄4"
1
⁄4"
3
⁄8"
⁄2"
⁄2"
1
⁄2"
1
⁄2"
7/8"
4.8mm
4.8mm
6mm
6mm
9mm
10mm
5-1mm tapered
6-5mm tapered
12mm
12mm
12mm
12mm
12mm
12mm
16mm
14mm
3
3
1
1
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TREADLE OPERATED DIP TANK
SECTION 5
This unit can be sited centrally in the G.R.P. shop
and will serve several operators for cleaning brushes
and rollers.
The hinged cover is self closing and therefore
protects the cleaning solvents from fire risk or
contamination and at the same time minimises
evaporation when the tank is not in use. In the event
of accidental ignition of the flammable solvent whilst
cleaning is taking place, the operator simply removes
his foot from the treadle bar when the cover will drop
and snuff out the fire.
It is possible to stand up to four one-gallon polythene
buckets in the container for use when different colours
are being used.
Use of the equipment is simplicity itself, the operator
places a foot on the treadle bar and carries out the
necessary cleaning operation, using both hands if
necessary. Removal of the foot closes the cover.
A rack is fitted internally for the storage of brushes
and rollers. Drain plug fitted in bottom of tank.
HEALTH & SAFETY
IN THE WORKSHOP
SAFETY CONTAINERS
FOR ACETONE AND OTHER
FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS
The use of acetone and other solvents in the G.R.P.
industry presents a very real fire hazard, and has
without doubt been the cause, or contributed to many
serious moulding shop fires.
The following range of containers and tanks have
been specifically designed to meet the requirements of
the Factories Acts relating to Highly Flammable Liquids.
Order ref. AAO 17555
SAFETY ACETONE DRUM TAP
S
The self closing drum tap is designed for the safe
dispensing of flammable liquids from 45 - 50 gallon
(200 lt) drums (3⁄4˝ B.S.P. thread). A sturdy spring within
the body ensures tight closure on the Teflon valve seat
at all times.
Design permits the use of a security padlock when
necessary.
Heavily cast aluminium body and corrosion resistant
steel. Teflon valve seat easily replaceable.
Size
P
E
C
I
F
I
C
A T
I
O
N
42˝ x 24˝ x 38˝ (1067mm x 609mm x 965mm)
Tank size 30˝ x 9˝ x 13˝ deep (762mm x 228mm x 330mm)
Solvent content
Order ref. AAO 17558
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3 gallons = 3˝ deep (13.6lt = 75mm)
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SAFETY/STORAGE
DISPENSING CANS
SAFETY DIP CANS
These cans have been designed for use with highly
flammable liquids such as acetone, and are ideal for
use by individual operators for cleaning brushes and
rollers.
Should the contents ignite, the lid will instantly close
at 57°C putting the fire out, and containing any toxic
vapours.
The solvent should never be allowed over the MAX
LEVEL line. Made of heavy gauge tin plate, and fitted
with carrying handle.
To comply with health and safety inspectorate
requirements safety dip cans are supplied complete
with a mounting ring which must be screwed to the
workbench to obviate any possibility of the can being
knocked over.
A completely new low cost approach to the
requirements of the Factories Act 1961 (Highly
Flammable Liquids and L.P.G. Regulations 1972).
For conveying and dispensing: Solvents, thinners
and petroleum mixtures.
Heavy gauge tinplate containers, all seams soldered.
Flame arrester protected with Safety Pourer.
Stabilised flow.
Labelled to conform with regulations.
Design fire tested for safety.
Suitable for all solvents and mixtures excepting
corrosives. Not suitable for catalysts.
Order ref. AAO 17568
Order ref. AAO 17565
P1 5 litre
P3 15 litre
Available in the following sizes:
Order ref.
AAO 17550 22/7
AAO 17551 22/9
AAO 17552 23/9
AAO 17553 24/11
Dip Tank 4.85 litre
Dip Tank 8.00 litre
Dip Tank 12.85 litre
Dip Tank 14.45 litre
Ht. x dia. 260 x 178
Ht. x dia. 260 x 240
Ht. x dia. 370 x 240
Ht. x dia. 302 x 284
SAFETY PLUNGER CANS 41-42
Designed to dispense measured and controlled
amounts of flammable liquid onto a swab or cloth in a
one-handed movement leaving the other hand free. By
pressing down on the dasher plate, a measured film of
fluid is delivered and as the spring loaded plate rises up
again any excess fluid drains back into the canister.
When in use, the dasher plate itself acts as a flame
arrestor and when filling, the filler hole is again
protected by a flame arrestor, both features removing
the possibility of ignition and reducing the escape of
vapours.
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Order Ref.
Model
Dasher Size
dia mm
Capacity
Litres
Overall Size
(mm) Ht. Dia.
AA017548
AA017549
41
42
160
160
2.5
5.0
245 x 180
245 x 240
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DRAGER MULTI-GAS DETECTOR
PROTECTIVE DISPOSABLE
CLOTHING
The Drager Detector is a hand-held instrument
for measuring the fumes in the atmosphere in working
areas.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act maximum
levels of contamination are laid down, and it is the
responsibility of the management to ensure that these
are not exceeded.
The Drager Detector is the easiest, and most
accurate method of measuring fume levels, and consists of a bellows unit which draws a measured quantity of air through the sampling tube, the contents of the
tube changing colour according to the degree of contamination.
We stock tubes as shown below with many others to
order.
These garments are ideal for use in the G.R.P.
moulding shop for protection against resins and
glassfibres, and with reasonable use will last many
weeks, and in addition the garments will give good
protection against dust in trimming shops.
Made from a lightweight woven plastic material
which is resistant to solvents. They may be washed
many times.
Owing to the lightweight porous structure of the
material the garments are cool, and pleasant to wear,
and yet will not allow penetration of glassfibre.
OVERALLS
Order ref. AOO 16326
Full zip fronted in medium, large and extra large sizes.
Order ref.
AAO 17204
AAO 17205
AAO 17206
Tubes for above
Order ref.
AOO 16169
AOO 16170
AOO 16320
AOO 16321
AOO 16322
AOO 16323
AOO 16324
AOO 16325
AOO 16172
AOO 16328
AOO 16329
Drager Test Tubes Acetone
Drager 10B Styrene Test Tubes
Drager Test Tubes Formaldehyde
Drager Test Tubes Toluene 5A
Drager Test Tubes Methylene Chloride 100 A
Drager Test Tubes Trichloroethene 50A
Drager Test Tubes N-Hexane 100A
Drager Test Tubes Methanol 50A
Drager Test Tubes Methylacrylate
Drager Test Tubes O-Xylene
Drager Test Tubes Airflow
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
Pack of 10
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Medium with hood
Large with hood
Extra large with hood
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OVERBOOTS
APRONS
Moisture impervious material, to be worn over
conventional footwear. One size only.
White Neoprene bib aprons with four eyelets.
Size 36˝ (914mm) x 42˝ (1067mm). Ideal for moulding
shop use as they are not affected by resin or solvents.
Order ref. AAO 17203
Order ref. AOO 15840 Noeprene
Polythene bib aprons 30˝ (762mm) x 42˝ (1067mm).
In packs of 100. Durable enough to re-use but cheap
enough to discard.
Order ref. AOO 15841 Polythene
HOODS
Elasticated face aperture and extended front and
back panels. One size only.
Order ref. AAO 17201
EXCLUDER GOGGLES
The frames of these protectors are made from soft
PVC and may be worn comfortably over prescription
spectacles. Conform to BS 2092
Order ref. AOO 16238
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LIGHTWEIGHT EYE SHIELDS
MODEL BS71
EYEWASH STATION
The Health and Safety Regulations Booklet HS(R) 11
states:
"Where tap water is not available, sterile water or
sterile normal saline, in disposable containers each
holding at least 300ml should be kept easily accessible,
and near to the First Aid Box, for eye irrigation.
At least the following quantities should be provided".
Unrestricted vision with all round impact protection.
Light and comfortable to wear.
Order ref. AOO 16235
Employees
1 - 10
11 - 50
51 - 100
Eye Wash Board - 1381
The rigid PVC board of 2.5mm thickness is drilled in
each corner for wall-fixing and holds a 500ml bottle of
sterile eye wash (sodium chloride 0.9%) in a metal clip.
The board has printed illustrations of the application
for eye irrigation.
A spare bottle of eye wash is also included.
Size of board 30cm x 40cm.
GLOVES
Polythene - A very lightweight, disposable
polythene glove, ideal for protection against light
dust and dirt. Sold in packs of 100 gloves.
Order ref. AOO 16240
Order ref. AOO 16241 Replacement bottles for above
Order ref. AAO 16435
Black Rubber - A medium weight rubber glove
with good resistance to the commonly encountered
laminating materials. Sold in packs of one dozen pairs.
Order ref.
AAO 16437 Large
AAO 16436 Extra Large
Supaweight Rubber - A heavy duty orange rubber
glove offering the best possible resistance to the
commonly encountered glassfibre materials. Sold in
packs of one dozen pairs in large and medium sizes.
Order ref.
AOO 16438 Medium
AOO 16439 Large
Heavy Duty PVC - A heavy duty glove ideal for rough
work. Resistant to all chemicals commonly used in the
G.R.P. industry. Supplied in single pairs.
Large size
only in either 101⁄2˝ or 16˝ lengths.
Order ref.
AOO 16446 101⁄2˝
Sterile Eye Wash
1 Bottle
3 Bottles
6 Bottles
AOO 16444 16˝
Canadian Rigger - A heavy duty leather glove with
pliable cloth backing ideal for handling untrimmed
glassfibre mouldings. Supplied in single pairs, large
size only.
Order ref. AOO 16447
Conform+ - A lightweight disposable latex rubber
glove supplied ready powdered for easy fitting. Sold in
packs of 100 large size (9-10”).
Order ref. AAO 16443
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EAR DEFENDERS
A lightweight general purpose ear defender with foam
filled cushioned ear seats, for high noise attenuation
and durability.
Order ref. AOO 16230
LIGHTWEIGHT STANDARD
DUST MASKS
A lightweight, hygienic mask designed for protection
against nuisance dust and other non-toxic irritants.
Order ref. AOO 16712
Order ref. AOO 16715 Refill (Pack 25)
PARTICLE MASKS
Comfortable - stands away from face, lightweight
and cool.
High filtration efficiency. Hygienic and disposable.
Easy to speak through.
Order ref. AOO 16710
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3M 7500 SERIES RESPIRATOR
8835 PREMIUM
DUST/MIST/FUME RESPIRATOR
TM
The 3M 7500 Fume Respirator is a half mask
respirator which combines comfort, reliable protection
and durability. It is easy to use and comfortable with a
textured face seal.
The 8835 has been designed to provide effective,
hygienic and exceptionally comfortable respiratory
protection to FFP3 Solid and Liquid as defined by
TM14 Part 9.1 European Standards.
It is suitable for use against many potentially lung
damaging dusts, mists and fumes including:
TM
3M Half Facepiece Respirator 7500,
Ultimate Reusable
• Valve design helps make breathing easier,
and helps reduce heat and moisture buildup in
facepiece.
Asbestos and lead dust
Spray mists (excluding paint spray)
Metal fumes
• Advanced silicone material provides a softer feel
on the face.
• Unique head harness design adjusts easily and
user has the option of wearing the respirator in
either traditional or drop-down mode.
The 8835 is the first maintenance-free respirator
available in two face piece sizes.
Supplied in packs of 5.
The half-mask meets the European Standard EN 140
Gas and vapour filters meet EN 141 and particulate
filters meet EN 143.
Order ref. AAO 17345
1 x 7500 Half Mask with 2 x Fume Cartridges
Stock No. AAO17241
1 x Pair Replacement Fume Cartridges
Stock No. AAO17247
These respirators help reduce exposure to certain
3M 7500 DUST RESPIRATOR
TM
airborne contaminants. Misuse may result in
sickness or death. Before use, the wearer must
The 3M 7500 Dust Respirator is based on the same
facepiece as the Fume Respirator with the same
degree of comfort but is fitted with particulate filters
that meet EN143.
read and understand User Instructions provided as
part of product packaging. Time use limitations
may apply. For proper use, see supervisor,
1 x 7500 Half Mask with 2 x Dust Cartridges
Stock No. AAO17242
packaging or call 3M OH&ESD Technical Service,
call 1-800-243-4630. In Canada, call 1-800-267-4414
1 x Pair Replacement Dust Cartridges
Stock No. AAO17248
or 1-800-265-1840, ext. 6137.
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AIRSHIELD VISOR
DOWNLAND RESINKLEEN
The Airshield Visor has been designed and
manufactured specifically to provide lung and eye
protection during resin and paint spraying including
applications where isocyanates are used. The Airshield
Visor combines the ultimate in safety technology with
the highest standards of wearer comfort.
Operating off a standard industrial compressed
air supply the lightweight Airshield Visor utilises a
belt-mounted air valve to provide a controlled and
adjustable air supply.
The belt valve can be coupled direct to a
compressed air supply, but for completely odour free
air a triple filtration unit should be used which will meet
B.S.4275/1974.
The triple filter consists of a free standing frame
supporting a centrifugal prefilter, an oil removing
coalescing filter and an activated charcoal filter which
will remove any unpleasant smells from the air.
The triple filter has a twin instant air connector and is
suitable for one or two man operation.
The Hand Cleaner specially formulated for the
G.R.P. industry.
Resinkleen is a truly hardworking hand cleanser and
it has the added benefit of Lanolin, leaving the hands
smooth and soft. Resinkleen quickly removes polyester
and similar resins, also oil and grease safely and
comfortably. Resinkleen contains no abrasives and
rinses clean off with water, leaving no potentially
harmful residue on the hands.
Applied to the contaminated hands, Resinkleen
quickly dissolves the contaminant which can then be
completely rinsed off with water. Safer too, Resinkleen
eliminates the use of thinners, which, as well as being
inflammable, can also damage the skin. Resinkleen is
efficient, economical, has a pleasant smell and does
not deteriorate in storage.
Supplied in 5 litre containers.
Order ref.
AOO 15793
AOO 15799
AOO 15797
AOO 15798
Order ref.
ABO 16468
Airshield Visor complete
Spare Visor
Spare Visor Covers Pack of 10
Triple Filter
BARRIER POWDER
For the prevention of irritation due to handling
glassfibre mats. First apply barrier cream and then
lightly dust the powder on.
Supplied in 55 grm puffer packs for individual use.
Order ref. AOO 16462
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DEB PROTEKS DRY BARRIER CREAM
A pre-work cream to help protect the skin against
non-water based soilings such as dry powders, oils,
greases, solvents and resins. Supplied in 2.5L buckets.
Order ref. AOO 16461
DISPENSERS
Model 1001/1
Dispenser for Rozalex Multiguard
barrier creams, 2 litre capacity in
silver hammer finish, complete with
wall fixing screws and plugs.
Order ref. AOO 16467
MAXI PAPER WIPERS
Maxi Paper Wipers are a clean, convenient and
hygienic replacement for waste rags. They are made
from pure wool pulp to a high specification which
provides maximum absorbancy with good wet strength.
Each roll is 23cms wide x 400 m long and should
provide sufficient paper for one worker for 2-3 months.
Order ref.
AOO 16557
AOO 16558
2 Roll Carton
Floor Stand
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SECTION 6
MATERIALS
HANDLING
DRUM STANDS AND TROLLEYS
Order ref. AOO 16181
Of strong all welded tubular steel construction these
drum stands and trolleys enable one man to handle
drums of 40 - 50 gallon (200ltr.) size cleanly, easily and
safely. They form compact storage units and occupy
little floor space. Waste and spillage on the floors is
kept to a minimum and fire risks, untidy premises and
strain on operators are obviated.
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34˝ (863mm)
Overall width
231⁄2˝ (596mm)
Overall height
151⁄4˝ (393mm)
Type No. T24B
Type No. T24
Designed as a static storage unit for use where
drums do not have to be moved, and weighing only
17lb (7.7kg) this unit can easily be carried from place
to place.
The base of the unit is fitted with steel shoes to
prevent wear of the frame.
This model
has 2 x 4”
fixed wheels
and 2 x castors
to make moving
and steering as
easy as possible.
Order ref. AOO 16188
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Overall length
34˝ (863mm)
Overall width
231⁄2˝ (596mm)
Overall height
131⁄2˝ (342mm)
Type No. T24C
Order ref. AOO 16180
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Overall length
34˝ 9863mm)
Overall width
231⁄2˝ (596mm)
Overall height
131⁄2˝ (342mm)
Height of drum tap
Identical with Type No.T24,
but fitted with top rollers
which allow the drum to
be rotated easily while
in position on the
cradle for drainage
and discharging heavy
liquids quickly from
the side bung.
13˝ (330mm)
Order ref. AOO 16182
Type No. T24A
Similar to Type No. T24, but fitted with four 4˝ fixed
dia. cast iron wheels on 1˝ solid steel axles. This trolley
is ideal where drums are only moved short distances
and where occasional turns can be effected satisfactorily by "skidding" the rear wheels sideways on smooth
concrete floors.
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Overall width
231⁄2˝ (596mm)
Overall height
131⁄2˝ (342mm)
Height of drum tap
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DRUM HANDLER T33
DRUM LIFTER
The drum handler is a very simple and convenient
method of transporting 40 - 50 gallon drums and is
easily operated by one man.
The unit is mounted on large diameter cushion tyres
for easy traverse of uneven ground.
A handy tool which will enable one man to raise or
lower a 45 gallon (225kg) barrel without undue effort.
Order ref. AOO 16184
Order ref. AOO 16183
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Overall width
Weight, approx.
Wheels, pneumatic
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24˝ - 32˝ (610 - 820mm)
56 - 63lb (25 - 28kg)
16˝ x 4˝ (400 x 100mm)
BUNG REMOVER
A handy tool for removing the 2˝ or 3⁄4˝ bung in
45 gallon (225kg) barrels. 21˝ (533mm) long for easy
leverage. Manufactured from heavy gauge steel tube.
Order ref. AOO16185
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ACETONE TAPS
Order ref.
AOO 15676
AOO 15675
3
⁄4˝ B.S.P. plastic.
⁄4˝ B.S.P. brass with locking lever
for padlock.
3
RESIN TAPS
These large aperture, non-drip resin taps have
been proven over many years to be the ideal tap for
dispensing polyester resin from 200L drums. The
sliding plate principle gives good control of resin flow
and can be adjusted infinitely from a dribble to a
full-bore flow.
2˝ B.S.P. to fit large hold in 45 gallon (204.5ltr.) drum.
Cast iron with gun metal slide.
Order ref.
AAO 17326
2˝ B.S.P. Resin Tap.
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IBC TANK HEATER
THERMOSAFE DRUMHEATER
To achieve the correct
viscosity and therefore best
handling characteristics of
polyester resin it should be
warmed to a temperature of
20-25°C.
The IBC heating jacket is a
polyurethane coated nylon
outer jacket fitted with adjustable retaining straps and
quick release polyurethane clips. A high thermal
efficiency layer of insulation is held in place between
the outer cover and the inner element carrier.
The Thermosafe Drumheater is versatile, simple,
efficient, economical and totally safe even in resin
storage and processing areas. It operates on the
induction heating method and has been specifically
designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
The Thermosafe produces uniform heating of drum
walls and will raise the temperature of a typical 230kg
drum of laminating resin from 10°C to 25°C in approximately 1 hour.
Order ref. AOO 16179
Order ref. A0016476
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Jacket material
Nylon base fabric. Hydrolysis resistant,
polyurethane coated polyamide
substrate with fluorocarbon finish.
Jacket dimension 950mm height
Adjustable between 4160-4310mm on
circumference
Control
Adjustable thermostat –5 to 40˚C
Power cable
5 metres, 2 x 1mm, PVC insulated,
sheathed, galvanized steel wire braided
Electrical
insulation
Double insulated
Voltage:
Standard 240v, 2 x 1kw circuits
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ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
Single phase 240 volts, 50Hz A.C.
Class II Appliance. Do not earth.
BASEEFA Certication No. Ex 86B3044X.
EEx ll 170°C (T3). (Zones 1 & 2)
Order ref. A0016475
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Jacket material
Nylon base fabric. Hydrolysis resistant,
polyurethane coated polyamide
substrate with fluorocarbon finish.
Jacket dimension 440mm height x 1800-1950mm on
circumference
Control
Adjustable or fixed-temperature
thermostat
Power cable
5 metres, 2 x 1mm, PVC insulated,
sheathed, galvanized steel wire braided
Electrical
insulation
Double insulated
Voltage:
Standard 240v, 450 watts
The IBC Heating Jackets and Drum Heating Jackets
are not suitable for hazardous Zone 1 and Zone 2
areas. For resin heating in hazardous areas we
recommend the Thermosafe Heater.
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Height
The heating jacket is adjustable and
suitable for plastic and steel 200L
drums.
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DRUM HEATING JACKET
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B. Toxic Hazards
i) SWALLOWING
Polyester resins do not have high oral toxicity. Every
effort should be made to avoid accidental ingestion, as
with all chemical products.
SECTION 7
POLYESTER RESINS, CATALYSTS,
ACCELERATORS, PIGMENTS
AND METALLIC JEWELS
ii) SKIN CONTACT
Polyester resins can cause dermatitis. This is probably
due to the styrene dissolving the skin's natural protective
grease. Susceptibility varies between individuals. Working
processes should not normally allow the resin to come into
contact with operators' hands, and then the careful use of
barrier cream before commencing work and skin cleansing
cream after work provides adequate protection. If operators' hands are likely to come in contact with resin then
gloves should be worn in addition to using the creams. In
addition to particular protection to the hands, general protection with aprons or overalls should be provided and
used. If there is any possibility of resin entering the eyes,
goggles should be worn. The resin is irritating to the eyes
and contact will be painful.
POLYESTER RESINS GENERAL
SAFETY DATA
The advice given in this safety data sheet covers all
grades of polyester resins which are solutions in styrene
monomer. Most of these grades have the warning "Flash
point in the range of 22°C - 32°C" on the container. A very
few (currently two) special grades also contain some
methyl methacrylate monomer. These grades have the
warning "Highly Flammable" on the container. The advice
covers both types of resin.
There are also a few (currently two) grades which do not
contain any monomer. These are of high flash point (low
fire hazard) and are referred to in a separate data sheet
"SOLVENT FREE RESINS". These resins have no fire hazard warning on the container.
iii) INHALATION
Polyester resins give off styrene monomer. This
monomer is toxic and inhaling it can cause giddiness and
sickness at low concentrations, and at high concentrations
can be fatal. The maximum allowable concentration is 100
ppm. Equipment to measure the styrene content of air,
normally by the colour change of a detector tube, is available.
The styrene concentration in the air must be controlled
by adequate ventilation. Ventilation is particularly important in curing ovens, where high concentrations of styrene
vapour can accumulate. Ovens exceeding 1.5m3 (approx.
50 cu. ft.) must have mechanical ventilation with external
motors and fire resisting ducts.
Section 1. Supplier's Details
Product:
Polyester resins which are solutions in
styrene with or without other monomers.
Suppliers:
K & C Mouldings (England) Limited,
Spa House, Shelfanger,
Diss Norfolk IP22 2DF
Telephone No:Diss (01379) 642660
Product Description:
Solution of unsaturated
polyester resin in styrene with or
without other monomers.
Section 3. Emergency Action
This can be a misleading description. Think of a small
fire as a large fire in its early stages. Quick effective
action is required, and for this dry powder or foam extinguishers are required, which must be provided in adequate
numbers in suitable locations with trained personnel. The
Fire Officer will be glad to give excellent advice. Always
call the Fire Brigade. Water or soda-acid extinguishers
tend to spread small areas of burning resin and are not
recommended.
Section 2. Nature of Hazards and Precautions
A. Fire Hazard
Polyester resins are flammable and have a flash point
(Abel closed cup of approximately 32°C) (90°F) if containing only styrene monomer. Resins containing some methyl
methacrylate monomer have lower flash points dependent
upon the methyl methacrylate content. The requirements
of the Highly Flammable and Liquified Petroleum Gases
Regulations Act 1972 apply. In particular:
ii) LARGE FIRES
If a large fire should develop it must usually be dealt with
by the Fire Brigade, and the Factory concentrate on orderly evacuation, so avoiding any danger to life. Consider the
installation of an automatic sprinkler system, which will
often save its cost in reduced fire insurance premiums.
iii) SMALL SPILLAGE
This should be cleaned up promptly with rag or
absorbent paper. The contaminated material must be disposed of in a proper manner. (See Section 7).
i) Polyester resins must not be exposed to heat or
sources of ignition.
ii) Smoking must be prohibited in areas where
polyester resins are handled.
iii) Spillages must be cleaned up promptly and any
resin contaminated material used for cleaning
disposed of in an approved manner. (See Section 6).
iv) Adequate ventilation, particularly of curing ovens
must be provided.
iv) LARGE SPILLAGE
All areas where spillage may occur must be contained
so that the spilt resin can be drained off. Any other
spillage should be absorbed in suitable material, i.e. dry
sand, or sawdust, and shovelled and swept up. Waste
disposal precautions are important. (See Section 6).
The advice of the Factory Inspectorate and Fire Officer
should be obtained.
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v) SMALL SKIN CONTACT
This is not normally a hazard if barrier cream has been
used. Wash off and re-apply cream.
Section 6. Waste Disposal
Any rag or absorbent paper or other material used for
cleaning up resin is a fire hazard, as heat and spontaneous
combustion can occur, particularly if the resin was catalysed., Also quantities of catalysed resin above 0.1 kilo can
generate hazardous exothermic heat if allowed to polymerise in a mass. All soiled or waste materials must be
water soaked, and kept in a closed bin until disposed of.
Dispose of all waste on a daily basis or more frequently.
Small quantities of resin and resin contaminated waste
can be disposed of by burning in an approved incinerator,
which will not emit smoke or sparks, and is located in a
safe place. Larger quantities of waste are normally disposed of by a waste collection contractor.
This safety data sheet is in the format recommend by
the British Resin Manufacturer's Association to whom due
acknowledgement is made.
vi) LARGE SKIN CONTACT
Do not use solvent such as acetone or xylene to remove
resin from the skin. Apart from the fire risk the risk of skin
irritation and possible dermatitis will be increased.
Remove the resin with skin cleansing cream and wash with
soap and water.
vii) INGESTION
Do not induce vomiting but seek medical attention without delay.
viii) INHALATION
If giddiness or sickness or any ill effect should be
caused by inhalation of styrene vapour the affected person
should be taken to fresh air, kept warm, and rested while
medical attention is obtained. If breathing should stop then
artificial respiration must be administered.
ix) EYE CONTACT
Flush promptly with plenty of water and seek medical
attention immediately.
J-CAST 70D POLYURETHANE RESIN
J-Cast 70D is is a two part quick curing polyurethane
casting system curing at room temperature to a rigid
tough material. It is ideal for the rapid production of
small castings, models and prototypes, particularly
from silicone rubber moulds.
Section 4. Health Hazard Data
The effect of various concentration of styrene has been
reported as follows:
100 ppm - Maximum allowable concentration
400 ppm - Moderate irritation to eyes and lungs
1,200 ppm - Extreme irritation to eyes and lungs
100,000 ppm - May be fatal
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Section 5. Handling and Storage
The storage of polyester resins is subject to the requirements of the Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquified
Petroleum Gases Regulations, which include:
i) Polyester resin storage must either be in the open air
and covered with polythene and preferably away from
direct sunlight, or in a store which is a fire resisting structure, or in a store in a "safe position" (not defined but may
mean isolated). Provision must be made for any spillage
to be contained. Stores or storage areas must be boldly
marked "Highly Inflammable".
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Part B
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Appearance
Liquid
Liquid
Colour
Neutral
Brown
Specific Gravity
/[email protected]˚C
1.02
1.10
Viscosity / [email protected]˚C
90-120
20-40
MIXING
Mix the resin component before use to keep in
suspension the moisture scavenger. If a talc is to be
added to the resin, mix primarily to both parts A and B
before combining the hardener to the filled resin.
Mix carefully to avoid air entrapment then apply quickly.
ii) The quantity of polyester resin kept in working areas
must not exceed 50 litres (approx. 60 kilos) and must be
kept in closed vessels in a fire resisting leak proof cupboard or bin.
J-Cast 70D Part A
J-Cast 70D Part B
iii) Conveyance from stores to working areas should
preferably be through a totally enclosed pipework system.
Closed vessels designed to avoid spilling or leakage may
be used where this is impractical.
100 parts by weight
100 parts by weight
Pot life of 100g @ 25˚C 2 to 3 minutes
Demould @ 25˚C
20 to 40 minutes
(depends on the thickness of casting)
AFTER CROSSLINKING
Shore Hardness/D [ASTM D2 240]
Tensile Strength/Mpa [ASTM D 638]
Elongation at break/% [ASTM D 638]
Compressive strength/% [ASTM D 695]
Flexural strength/MN/m2 [ASTM D 790]
Glass transition/˚C [ASTM D 3418]
Polyester resin will polymerise and gel if not stored correctly. Resin should preferably be stored at temperatures
not higher than 20°C (68°F) when the shelf life of most
grades will be six months minimum. Very low storage temperatures result in long shelf life but a large increase in
resin viscosity, and for many applications cold resin must
be brought to workshop temperatures before use. Water
must be excluded from all storage containers as this causes slow curing, and will also cause rust to form in steel
drums and tanks. Rust is also a cause of premature gelation.
Order ref. AAO 17698
ABO 17698
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2kg pack
10kg pack
75
30
4.5
48
1,400
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We are now stocking the Reichhold Gelcoats and
Resins which have several advantages over the older
types that we have previously supplied. These gelcoats are very high quality, are easier to apply, have
less porosity and better gloss retention.
There are considerably more resins available than
shown on the following pages which are simply a
representative selection including the more important
resins which we will normally have available from stock.
Resins and gelcoats marked* and any other resins not
shown on the list are only available to special order.
All stock gelcoats and resins are pre-accelerated,
except 420-100.
The recommended film thickness for all gelcoats is
0.55 - 0.85mm which will normally be achieved by
using 700grm/M2 for brush gelcoats and 500grm/M2
for spray gelcoats. Due to the ease of application of
the modern gelcoats care must be taken to avoid
brushing out too thinly.
The following brief specifications may be sufficient for
most users, if a full data sheet is required please do not
hesitate to contact our sales department.
The following information regarding resins and
gelcoats is based on results achieved through
laboratory test in the Reichold technical departments.
The information is correct to the best of our
knowledge and is supplied for the guidance of our
customers, involving no responsibility on our part.
NORPOL POLYESTER GELCOAT
Type
Old
Number
GE1 119H
GB 120H
GSE 119H
An unpigmented isophthalic 'general purpose' gelcoat for application
by brush. Specially formulated for good gloss retention, low porosity
and easy application. Lloyds and Det Norske Veritas approved for boat
production.
18 - 23 mins
1% Butanox M50
65°C
35 - 40
4
GE1 130H
GS 130H
(White) gelcoat as above.
18 - 23 mins
1% Butanox M50
65°C
35 - 40
4
GX1 119H
PX7028
A 'clear' class I/Class 0 flame retardant gelcoat for brush application.
Test pigments for colour stability before large scale use. Normally backed
up with 830 - M750.
18 - 23 mins
1% Butanox M50
55°C
36
4
6 - 9 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
55°C
36
4
As above but pigmented white
6 - 9 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
84°C
40 - 45
4
A very high quality unpigmented gelcoat based on neopenthyl glycol and
isophthalic resin for application by brush. To be used for products
exposed to water and chemicals at varying temperatures such as sanitary
ware, and high quality boats. Lloyds approved for boat building.
11- 14 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
91-95°C
40 - 50
4
11- 14 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
91-95°C
40 - 50
4
6 - 9 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
91-95°C
40 - 50
4
6 - 9 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
91-95°C
40 - 50
4
A very high quality vinylester based tooling gelcoat, pigmented black,
for brush application. Hard enough to maintain a very high gloss with
reasonable flexibility. For best results a minimum working temperature of
18°C should be maintained before postcuring mould at 80°C for 4 hours.
15 - 25 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
110°C
35 - 40
3
GS 100S
9C8005
GS 8750S
9Y0005
NGA 103H
NGA 103H
Description
Geltime @ 25°C
An unpigmented isophthalic 'general purpose' gelcoat for application by
spray. Specially formulated for good gloss retention, low porosity and
easy application. Lloyds and Det Norske Veritas approved for boat
production.
NGA 2000H NGA 2000H As above but pigmented white
NGA 103S
NGA 103S
A very high quality unpigmented gelcoat based on neopenthyl glycol and
isophthalic resin by spray. To be used for products exposed to water and
chemicals at varying temperatures such as sanitary ware and high quality
boats. Lloyds approved for boat building.
NGA 2000S NGA 2000S As above but pigmented white.
GM 9000H
GM 9000H
Heat Dis. Barcol
Storage
Temp. Hardness Stability
Months
GM 100H
GM 100H
An unpigmented version of GM 9000H.
15 - 25 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
110°C
35 - 40
3
NGA 102S
NGA 102S
A high quality U.V. stabilised, clear spray quality gelcoat based neopentyl
glycol. Isophthalic polyester resin cures with low residual colour and is
designed for the application of thin films in the production of simulated
marbles.
6 - 9 mins
11⁄2% Butanox M50
91-95°C
40 - 50
4
NORPOL POLYESTER TOPCOATS (FLOWCOAT)
MT 100H
MT 2000H
MT 100H
MT2000H
A non-pigmented, isophthalic low styrene emission topcoat. (Flowcoat or
washcoat). In effect a gelcoat containing wax which is applied to the
reverse surface of a moulding and cures to give a hard, dry surface.
7 - 10 mins
2% Butanox M50
84°C
40 - 45
4
As above but pigmented white.
7 - 10 mins
2% Butanox M50
84°C
40 -45
4
20 - 30 mins
1% Butanox M50
-
30
6
NORPOL POLYESTER BONDING PASTE
F1 163
P07031
A cobalt accelerated highly thixotropic resilient bonding paste. Is primarily
produced as a curable adhesive paste for bonding polyester laminates,
particularly in double skin applications such as doors, floats or other
cavity mouldings. The paste also finds application in fixing wood or metal
inserts into mouldings prior to lamination.
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NORPOL POLYESTER LAMINATING RESINS
440-M750
429-M748
440-M782
999 R202
44-M-75
P07048
The most widely used and popular orthophthalic general purpose resin of
the three we stock. It is low viscosity, has a colour change mechanism
and is very low styrene emission based on a Scandinavian formula. It is
a medium reactivity resin which cures to a light straw colour. Lloyds
approved.
15 - 25 mins
1% Butanox M50
62°C
-
6
14 - 18 mins
1% Butanox M50
63°C
-
6
14 - 18
1% Butanox M50
63°C
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6
A low viscosity resin with a colour change mechanism and very low
styrene emission. It is more reactive than 429-M748 and 440-M750 and
can be used to produce 3 or 4 mouldings per day from one small mould,
but is not suitable for light colour pigmentation as it cures to a darkish
brown colour.
10 - 15 mins
1% Butanox M50
80°C
45
6
A low viscosity general purpose polyester resin - giving rapid impregnation
or 'wetting' of the glass reinforcement, combined with fast curing
properties and is pre-accelerated and is suitable for hand lay-up or spray
applications with catalyst injection.
M-780/M78 As above but white pigmented.
420 M730
821-M760
82-76
A 'clear' thixotropic laminating resin. Flame retardant class II to B.S.476
Part 7.1971.
13 - 17 mins
1% Butanox M50
55°C
-
6
844-M730
84-73
A 'clear' thixotropic laminating resin. Flame retardant class I to B.S.476
Part 7.1971.
17 - 22 mins
1% Butanox M50
88°C
-
6
840-M750
83-75
An antimony filled, thixotropic laminating resin. Flame retardant Class I to
B.S.476 Part 7. 1971 and Class 0 to B.S.476 Part 6.1968.
14 - 18 mins
1% Butanox M50
75°C
35 - 40
6
680-700
68-70
A rigid isophthalic laminating resin with good electrical and heat resistant
properties. 680-700 is resistant to oils and similar products, neutral
and acidic salts, weak non-oxidising acids and other less aggressive
chemicals.
15 - 25 mins
1% Butanox M50
132°C
45
6
330-610 is a general purpose polyester for the manufacture of maximum
clarity roofing sheets.
20 - 25 mins
2% Butanox M50
50°C
-
6
A medium reactive orthophthalic polyester resin with excellent application
properties, impregnates the glassfibre rapidly and is suitable for either
hand or spray lay-up applications.
15 - 25 mins
1% Butanox M50
65°C
-
6
mix set
catalyst
pump to
produce
2% AAP
catalyst
67°C
-
6
1.25% Butanox M50 74°C
35 - 40
3
50°C
30 - 35
6
330-610
440-700
420-100
33-1-61
44-70
42-10
A rigid, medium reactive orthophthalic polyester
resin, specially formulated for resin injection moulding.
420-100 is non-thixotropic and non-accelerated and
requires the addition of either cobalt or cobalt/amine
and AAP for curing. A reasonably high filler loading can
be used with 420-100. A suggested mix to give approx.
10 minutes geltime and 30 minutes cure is: 420-100.
20kg
420-100
12.5kg Omya BLH
75ml (0.3%) 6% Cobalt
50 ml (0.2%) 100% DMA
}
NORPOL POLYESTER CASTING RESINS
32032-00
342-510
340-500
35-1-51
Polylite 32032-00 is a water-white, clear resin designed for applications in
which extreme clarity and absence of colour are required. Castings made
with Polylite 32032-00 have the same refractive iindex as glass.
Suggested applications include decorative castings, table tops, objets
d’art and biological encapsulations.
Norpol 342-510 is recommended for the production of figurines and other
items taken from flexible silicone rubber moulds or those based on hot
melt vinyl compounds.
1% Butanox M50
LLEWELLYN RYLANDS POLYESTER GELCOATS
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
SCOTT BADER POLYESTER GELCOATS
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
NORD RM2000 TOOLING RESIN
RM2000
RM2000 Tooling Resin is a high quality, filled, polyester tooling resin which
enables moulds to be produced in 24 hours. One laminator can make a
1-2 square metre x 12mm thick mould in 5-6 hours, which after 18 hours
is fully cured and rigid with no distortion and minimal shrinkage.
RM2000 is suplied in 25Kg cans, must be catalised with CATA2000 and
should be used in conjunction with a good quality tooling gel such as
Reichhold GM9000.
ADVANTAGES
• Easy to use and rapid cure
• No shrinkage. Low profile surface
• Cost reduction
• No dimensional deformations
50
Gel time
40/45 min
1% CATA2000
@20°C
H.D.T.
70°C
Storage
3 months
mix before
use
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN THE
USE AND HANDLING OF
PEROXIDE CATALYST
CATALYSTS FOR
POLYESTER RESINS
K1 Catalyst - a medium activity catalyst for general
purpose use.
Handling
Always wear eye protection.Avoid contamination work cleanly.
Measure and transfer in clean, labelled stainless
steel, or polythene or similar containers, e.g.. buckets,
used only for that purpose.
Transfer only what is needed at one time.
Store in original containers.
Do not smoke or have flames of any kind in
the vicinity.
Do not use the containers for anything else,
especially not accelerators.
Do not return the excess to the drum.
Do not spill or splash.
Order ref. AOO 16041 25kg
Butanox LA - a low activity methyl ethyl ketone
peroxide (MEKP) for general purpose use.
Order ref.
AOO 16014 100grm/1kg/5kg
AOO 16023 30kg
Butanox M50 - a medium activity MEKP for general
purpose use.
Order ref.
AOO 16015 100grm/1kg
AOO 16017 30kg
AAO 16016 5kg
Construction of Store
Have cool building far from other hazards, electrical
fittings outside if possible or at least flameproof. Brick
or other non-combustible materials. Hard floor to
facilitate cleaning and dealing with spillage. Small
quantities - coal bunker is suitable. Larger amounts special building.
Do not use windows allowing direct sunlight.
Do not have cloths, or flammable or absorbent
materials in the store.
Do not have rusty windows and roof trusses.
Do not have cracked floors enabling spillage to seep
into them.
Butanox HB050 - a high activity MEKP for general
purpose use.
Order ref. AOO 16013 5kg
AOO 16031 30kg
The above are methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP)
for general purpose uses.
Trigonox 44B Catalyst - a high activity acetyl
acetone peroxide (AAP) usually used for fast curing
requirements in machine mould applications.
Storage
Use store for organic peroxides exclusively. Keep
clean and tidy. Lock at night, keep records and rotate
the stock.
Dispose of old materials and samples. Allow air to
circulate between the drums of product.
Do not use for other products which are metallic or
can burn, especially not for accelerators.
Order ref.
AOO 16022 30kg
CATA 2000 - a high activity acetyl acetone peroxide
(AAP) usually used for fast-curing requirements in mechanised processes and ESSENTIAL for curing RM2000.
Order ref.
AAO 18593 1kg
Spillage
On hard surface absorb in sand, kieselghur,
Vermiculite, etc. and dispose immediately.
Do not use rags or sawdust as they may be contaminated.
On clothes - remove clothes before peroxide penetrates to skin - WASH.
Do not leave in locker or corner.
On litter rags etc. may ignite - wash or take outside
and dispose of.
Do not leave in corner.
CH50 Benzoyl Peroxide Lucidol Soluble Powder
Catalyst - a 50% benzoyl peroxide soluble powder
used for resin injection and cold press moulding in
conjunction with an amine accelerator. They give a
very rapid gelation and cure, but have the disadvantage
that unpigmented mouldings yellow with age.
Order ref.
AOO 16044 100grm/1kg/5kg
AOO16024 30kg
Note: Catalysts and accelerators must never be
mixed directly together, since an uncontrollable reaction
may result. Catalyst is a potentially hazardous material
and the following code of practice should be strictly
adhered to:
Medical
Splash in eye.
Avoid at all costs. If splash occurs wash out AT
ONCE with water or 2% sodium bicarbonate or 5%
sodium ascorbate if available. Keep eye wash bottles
available. Obtain medical attention.
Splash on skin.
Wash off with plenty of soap and water.
Swallowed.
Drink milk/water. Take to hospital for stomach
lavage. If far from hospital make patient sick.
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In Case of Fire
Organic peroxides will burn very fiercely and may
even explode. Fight fire with plenty of water spray.
Inform fire brigade of quantity and type of peroxide.
Approach large fires from behind cover.
Disposal
Best method is burning. Mix with sand and with
equal weight of sawdust. Burn on open ground in
heaps up to 1 foot square. Ignite with burning rag on
six foot pole.
If not possible add in small lots to 10% caustic soda
or saturated sodium sulphite solution. DO NOT ADD
CAUSTIC SODA TO THE PEROXIDE. Take care that
reaction is complete before adding more.
Wall charts and detailed literature can be obtained on
application to K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd.
RYLANDS POLYESTER
COLOUR PASTES
The range of colour pastes is based upon pigments
carefully selected for heat stability, colour fastness,
high opacity and having the minimum effect upon the
gel time of the resin mixtures.
A standard range of 106 opaque, polychromatic,
metallic and transparent colour pastes is available plus
RAL and BS5252 ranges. Rylands Polyester Colour
Pastes contain highly dispersed pigments and may be
readily mixed directly with the parent resin in slow
mechanical mixers or by hand. Violent agitation in high
speed mixers should be avoided since this causes aeration with the production of bubbles in the finished
mouldings.
The amount of pigment paste required will generally
be between 5 - 10%, but with some colours 2 - 3%,
calculated on the weight of the resin will be found to
be sufficient. Less colour paste will be required to be
used in the lay up resin. 3602 and 3929 black
accelerated resin mix should be used in less than 24
hours to avoid cobalt absorption.
For transparent colours the amount of colour paste
required can vary from 2 - 10% depending on the
thickness of moulding and depth of colour required in
order to achieve a uniform finish. With polychromatic
and metallic colour pastes spray application of the gel
coat is recommended, and to obtain the best results
they should be backed up with white.
Metallic colours numbered 11728 and 12146 are not
recommended for use where a moulded article is to be
exposed to the weather.
Where mouldings are produced which are
components of a larger structure care should be taken
to mix sufficient colour paste and resin to complete the
job and so avoid colour variations. Variations of colour
between mouldings can often occur from several
causes. Inaccuracy of measuring of components.
Variations in catalyst and accelerator quantities in resin
mixes. Considerable variations in colour can result
from the incorporation of colour pastes by volume.
Care must be taken to see that the percentage of
given colour paste is the same in each gel coat mix.
Variations in time and temperature of cure will also
affect the consistency of colours between mouldings.
It has been found in practice that not only should
sufficient mixed colour resin be prepared for all
components of a structure at one time, but also that
moulding should be laid up and cured under the same
conditions of time and temperature. Certain pigments
undergo a change in shade when subject to high
temperature. Specially compounded pigment pastes
are supplied for use with hot moulding methods and
also for resin systems used in cold press moulding
where colour can be affected likewise.
Following the introduction of isophthalic polyester
resins an increase in colour separation has occurred.
Colour separation is primarily the disturbance of the
gel coat surface by "sag" prior to gelation,
undetectable during moulding and often caused by
resin losing viscosity immediately before gelation.
ACCELERATORS FOR
POLYESTER RESINS
Two types of accelerators are widely used. One type
is based on soluble cobalt salts, and is effective with
methyl ethyl kettle peroxide (MEKP) and the other
type of accelerator consists of solutions of tertiary
amines and is active with benzoyl peroxide. Two
concentrations of cobalt accelerator are available 1%
and 6% and the following factors are important when
considering which type to use.
1. Dilute solutions such as NL49P are easier to
measure and weigh when small amounts of resin are
involved. For large batches of resin, NL51P is the
most economical and results in the addition of
less diluent.
2. When a high percentage of accelerator is required
the use of dilute solutions in plasticiser may affect the
physical properties of the moulding. Under these
circumstances if dilute solutions must be used,
styrene is the preferred diluent.
Dosage
For NL49 (1% cobalt) additions in the range 0.5 - 4%
of the resin recommended, with correspondingly
smaller amounts for the more concentrated solutions.
As cobalt accelerators are blue in colour, where good
colour properties are of prime importance in the
finished laminate or casting the amount of accelerator
used should be kept to a minimum.
Amine accelerators are used with benzoyl peroxide
and will give quick gelation and cure. Used mainly in
resin injection and cold press moulding but are prone
to yellowing with age.
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Gel coats should, therefore, be applied as evenly as
possible and brushed in two directions. Colour separation bears a relationship to high humidity of the atmosphere. The elevation of temperature in a moulding
shop often carries with it an increase in humidity causing moisture to condense on cold mould surfaces.
The evaporation of water from release agents will also
increase the humidity. Gel coats of pastel shades which
contain a large proportion of white tinting colour develop colour separation more readily since white pigments
most commonly used are more sensitive to moisture.
See price list for complete colour range.
Colour charts are available at a nominal charge.
Note: Some colours have colour match problems
between batches.
Metallic jewels are at present extensively used in
cars, boats and funfair equipment and are rapidly
gaining acceptance in the more mundane moulding
applications.
For full application instructions refer to end of
catalogue.
We also stock the following colours in a large size
(0.015˝ x 0.015˝ x 0.000045˝). Most other colours can
usually be supplied in this larger size at short notice.
The usage rate is approximately 100grms/M2 of
moulding surface.
COLOURS AVAILABLE: Size .015 x.015 x .00045
Order ref.
AAO 18500
AAO 18502
AAO 18503
AAO 18505
AAO 18506
AAO 18507
AAO 18509
AAO 18511
AAO 18512
AAO 18514
AAO 18516
AAO 18519
AAO 18524
METAL POWDERS
For adding to gel coats for decorative finishes and
cold cast sculpture. The maximum amount of powder
should be added to get the best results.
Stock powders: Iron, aluminium, bronze, copper,
brass, nickel brass.
Order ref.
AOO 16750 Aluminium
AOO 16758 Iron
Description
1E Bright Silver
3E Pale Gold
4E Dark Gold
6E Chartreuse
7E Golden Orange
8E Brilliant Orange
10E Brilliant Red
12E Fuchsia
13E Purple
15E Royal Blue
17E Medium Blue
20E Emerald
25E Sky Blue
AAO 18525
AAO 18526
AAO 18529
AAO 18530
AAO 18531
AAO 18534
AAO 18535
AAO 18536
AAO 18538
AAO 18541
AAO 18542
AAO 18543
26E Lavender
27E Salmon
30E Brilliant Copper
31E Antique Brown
32E Black Fox
35E Gun Metal
36E Soft Black
37E Crimson
39E Nottingham Forest
43E Rich Red Gold
45E Dusty Rose
60E Limetreuse
COLOURS AVAILABLE: Size .008 x .015 x .00045
AOO 16754 Tin Bronze
AOO 16752 Brass
Order ref.
ACO 16765
ACO 16766
ACO 16767
ACO 16768
ACO 16769
ACO 16770
ACO 16771
ACO 16772
ACO 16773
ACO 16774
ACO 16775
ACO 16776
ACO 16777
ACO 16778
ACO 16779
ACO 16780
ACO 16781
ACO 16782
ACO 16783
ACO 16784
ACO 16785
ACO 16786
ACO 16787
SUCCESSFUL COLD-CASTING
AND MOULD MAKING
by Robert Spenick
“Successful Cold-Casting and Mould Making” is a 50
page book that is both educational and inspirational. It
is written in simple terms that will enable a beginner to
make flexible moulds and simulated metal castings
while setting up a small business to sell the castings.
Order ref. AOO 16177
Description
1E Bright Silver
2E Sand
3E Pale Gold
4E Dark Gold
5E Gold Fiesta
6E Chartreuse
7E Golden Orange
8E Bright Orange
9E Apricot
10E Brilliant Red
11E Jubilee
12E Fuchsia
13E Purple
14E Prussian Blue
15E Royal Blue
16E Peacock
17E Medium Blue
18E Aqua
19E Spring Green
20E Emerald
21E River Green
22E Gold Fire
23E Sea Green
ACO 16788
ACO 16789
ACO 16790
ACO 16791
ACO 16792
ACO 16793
ACO 16794
ACO 16795
ACO 16796
ACO 16797
ACO 16798
ACO 16799
ACO 16800
ACO 16801
ACO 16802
ACO 16803
ACO 16804
ACO 16805
ACO 16806
ACO 16807
ACO 16808
ACO 16809
24E Ice Blue
25E Sky Blue
26E Lavender
27E Salmon
28E Shell Pink
29E Nutmeg
30E Brilliant Copper
31E Antique Brown
32E Black Fox
33E Holiday
34E Antique Blue
35E Gun Metal
36E Soft Black
37E Crimson
38E Moss Green
39E Nottingham Forest
40E Grey Fox
41E Cherrywood
43E Rich Red Gold
45E Dusty Rose
60E Limetreuse
Speed Sparks
METALLIC JEWELS
These materials are pigmented, light fast flakes of
epoxy coated aluminium, used at a loading of around
10 -15% in the gel coat of GRP laminates to provide an
attractive decorative finish. Best results are obtained
by spray application of the gel coat, and by backing up
the gel coat with a laminating resin pigmented in a
colour which closely resembles that of the metallic
jewels in the gel coat. Since there are very many
colours and particle sizes of these materials available,
we are maintaining stocks of all colours in the most
popular particle size micro 1⁄2 (0.015˝ x 0.008˝).
WAX ADDITIVES
A paraffin wax solution for adding to gelcoat resins
used for coating the backs of mouldings, prevents the
sticky surface caused by the air inhibition of the surface
of the gel coat resin. Add 1% to laminating resins and
2% to gelcoats.
Order ref.
AA 017990 1kg
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GLASFIBRE ROVINGS FOR SPRAY-UP
P207
SECTION 8
P207 is an E-glass continuous roving which has a
sizing system with a silane coupling agent. It is
designed for general purpose applications in a wide
range of sectors and provides good chopping
behaviour and optimal overall performance for spray-up
applications.
GLASSFIBRE REINFORCING
MATERIALS
CHOPPED STRAND GLASFIBRE MAT
We offer a range of 3 general purpose chopped
strand glassfibre mats which are all suitable for hand
laminating in open moulds.
Weight per
Roll (approx)
Width
Area per
Roll (approx)
AAO 17915
AAO 17916
AAO 17917
AAO 17919
300g
450g
600g
900g
25kg
25kg
25kg
40-50kg
92cm
92cm
92cm
92cm
83m2
55m2
42m2
44-55m2
M534 chopped strand mat is made from E-glass
chopped strands, held together by an emulsion binder,
soluble in styrene. It is designed for easy mould
confomability and good impregnation properties.
Weight
M2
Weight per
Roll (approx)
Width
Area per
Roll (approx)
AOO 16369
AOO 16377
AOO 16370
300g
450g
600g
40-50kg
40-50kg
40-50kg
92cm
92cm
92cm
133-166m2
88-111m2
66-83m2
Cheese dimension
AOO 16378
2400
19kg
280mm O.D. x 260mm height
Order ref.
Tex
Strand lengths
Weight per bag
AOO 16382
AOO 16382
2400
2400
6mm
12mm
10kg
10kg
Storage
All glassfibre mats and roving should be stored dry
and in its original packaging. The best conditions are
temperature between 10 and 35˚C and at a relative
humidity between 35 and 85%.
If the product is stored at low temperature (below
15˚C) it is advisable to condition it in the workshop, for
at least 24 hours before use, to prevent condensation.
The product can be stacked one plus one but it is
recommended to use a plywood plate between the two
pallets in order not to damage the lower pallet.
CHOPPED STRAND GLASFIBRE MAT
M534
Order ref.
Weight per
Cheese (approx)
Chopped glassfibre strands are a general purpose
product, suitable either for polyester or phenolic resin
or epoxy reinforcement. It offers good dimensions and
impregnation characteristics and high mechanical
properties in injection on compression moulded parts.
It can also be mixed with a resin to form a “dough” for
reinforcement of intricate cavities.
M5 chopped strand mat is made from E-glass
chopped strands. They are held together by an
emulsion binder, soluble in styrene, which gives M5 an
excellent compatability with UP resins. It is designed
for general purpose use in a wide range of applications,
offering medium impregnation speed and good
conformability to mould shape.
Weight
M2
Tex
CHOPPED GLASSFIBRE STRANDS
CHOPPED STRAND GLASFIBRE MAT
M5
Order ref.
Order ref.
CHOPPED STRAND GLASFIBRE MAT
M123/POWDER BOUND
SURFACING TISSUE
M524-664
M123 chopped strand mat is made from E-glass
chopped strands, held together by a powder binder,
soluble in styrene. It is designed for easy impregnation
and good translucency. It is particularly recommended
for translucent mouldings where the best effects are
obtained by using a polyester resin with matching
refractive index.
Order ref.
Weight
M2
Weight per
Roll (approx)
Width
Surfacing tissue is made from very fine glassfibres
which are chemically-resistant in both acid and alkaline
environments. It is bound using a modified styreneacrylic co-polymer which is formulated to be
compatible with all commonly used resin systems. It is
used to produce a resin-rich surface as either a gelcoat
replacement or a mask for coarse glassfibres.
Area per
Roll (approx)
AAO 17921 300g
50-65kg
100cm* 166-216m2
AAO 17922 450g
50-65kg
100cm* 111-144m2
AAO 17923 600g
50-65kg
100cm* 83-108m2
*Width of powder board M123 varies dependant upon availability.
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Order ref.
Weight/M2
Thickness
Roll
Roll
Length Width
Area
per roll
AOO 16386
30g
0.29mm
250m
250m2
1m
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GLASS TAPES
GRP FLAT-ROOFING TRIMS
A plain-weave glassfibre tape woven from continuous
filament yarns. Used for winding, wrapping and local
reinforcements.
Due to the ever increasing popularity of GRP for flat
roofing we offer a range of GRP roof trims to
complement our ranges of resin and glassfibre. The
trims are light grey in colour, U.V. stabilised, 550g/M2, in
3M lengths and fire retardant to BS476 part 3, We show
below a representative selection of the most popular
sections but many others are available. Please request
further details.
Order ref.
Weight/M2
Roll
Width
Roll
Length
Area
per roll
AOO 16425
AOO 16426
AOO 16427
AOO 16428
AOO 16429
AOO 16430
100g
100g
100g
100g
100g
100g
25mm (1")
40mm (11⁄2")
50mm (2")
75mm (3")
100mm (4")
150mm (6")
50m
50m
50m
50m
50m
50m
1.25m2
1.85m2
2.5m2
3.8m2
5m2
7.6m2
Fascia Trim
Dimensions:
Girth: 200mm
Depth: 90mm
Application:
Fitted to roof edge to allow drainage into gutter.
Compatible with C1 universal corners.
WOVEN ROVINGS
Woven roving is a plain weave glassfibre fabric, which
has a surface dressing rendering it suitable for use with
polyester or epoxy resins.
Woven rovings are often used in composite laminates
with chopped strand mat, the latter being used to
increase the bulk of the laminate. Rovings wet out far
more quickly than certain types of mat, pick up a lower
percentage of resin, approx. 50% glass, 50% resin, and
have far higher physical properties. A roving laminate,
thickness for thickness is much stronger than an all
mat laminate, and a thinner, lighter and less expensive
laminate can often be made.
We stock woven rovings normally in 300g and
600grm/m2 but due to the variety of weights and
widths, please contact us with your requirements.
Order ref. AAO19010
Raised Edge Trim
Dimensions:
Girth: 230mm
Depth: 105mm
Application:
Flat roof edge detail to prevent water run off.
Order ref. AAO19011
Raised Edge Trim
Dimensions:
Girth: 260mm
Depth: 125mm
Application:
Roof edge detail to prevent water run off.
Order ref. AAO19012
Simulated Lead Flashing
Dimensions:
Vertical Cover: 100mm
Wall Penetration: 35mm
Application:
Replaces traditional lead flashing. Dark grey, nonadhesion finish to simulate the appearance of lead.
Do not top coat!
Order ref. AAO19013
Wall Fillet
Dimensions:
Girth: 260mm
Flanges: 100 & 80mm
Upstand Height: 120mm
Application:
Asymmetrical fillet trim for use against abutting walls.
Also provides expansion and perimeter ventilation.
Order ref. AAO19014
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Q-CELL LIGHTWEIGHT FILLER
SECTION 9
Q-CELL lightweight filler consists of hollow inorganic
microspheres with exceptional whiteness and low bulk
density. It may be used a volume extender in any
thermoplastic or thermoset resin where a lightweight
closed-cell structure is required, and is a particularly
useful in producing syntactic cast polyester foams.
The use of inorganic, synthetic hollow spheres as a
filler in thermosetting resins can provide significant raw
material cost savings while maintaining equal strength,
reducing weight and improving impact properties.
The main advantages of using Q-CELL microspheres
are that they will not upset the basic properties of a
GRP laminate or polyester casting, but will often
enhance many physical and mechanical characteristics.
This, combined with consistency, weight and cost
reduction, results in Q-CELL providing an economical
way of extending polyester resin, furthering the use of
polyester resins in applications where a light weight is
of primary importance.
Q-CELL is added to resin at the rate of 0.5 - 10% by
weight dependent upon application, and up to 20%
can be added if a paste consistency is required.
FILLERS FOR POLYESTER
AND EPOXY RESINS
AEROSIL-CABOSIL
This is a high-porosity, synthetic, amorphous milled
silica designed to impart thixotropic qualities to polyester resin.
2 - 10% by weight can be mixed with laminating
resin to increase thickness to a gelcoat type viscosity.
Supplied in 10kg bags.
Order ref. AOO 16277 10kg bag
OMYA BLH
Order ref. AOO 16295
Omya BLH is a unique filler in a class of its own and
provides useful improvements in GRP mouldings.
Omya BLH will increase tensile, compressive and
impact strength to a greater degree than other fillers, as
well as providing a marked increase in flexural strength,
and will considerably decrease shrinkage and warping
in all types of GRP mouldings.
Moreover, the surface treatment enables higher
loadings to be used for the same resin mix viscosity,
and eases re-dispersion should the filler settle out after
standing in resin for a long time. The loading at which
it is incorporated into the resin is purely dependent
upon the maximum tolerable working viscosity of the
resin mix; the higher the filler loading the better.
A rough guide would be the following resin:filler rations
by weight.
Hand lay up
2 parts of resin to 1 of filler
Spray lay up
3 parts of resin to 1 of filler
Cold press mouldings
4 parts of resin to 3 of filler
Hot press mouldings
2 parts of resin to 3 of filler
Order ref. AOO 16280
27.22kg box
TALC
This is a pure talc of even texture and softness,
which is incorporated into polyester resins at a loading
of around 11⁄2 parts of filler to one part of resin by
weight, for the manufacture of car body stopping
compounds. It is widely used by many manufacturers
for this purpose, its main virtue being softness,
which enables the cured compound to be easily
sanded down.
Order ref. AAO 16293
25kg bag
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FILLITE
Fillite is a glass hard, inert silicate in the form of high
strength hollow spheres ranging from 5-300 microns in
diameter. The material is a versatile filler with unique
properties which render it eminently adaptable for use
in modern technology. If you need a filler for plastic or
glassfibre composites, or any other type of heat
resistant, high strength, or chemically inert product,
Fillite offers you the following:
1. Light-weight. The S.G. range is from 0.3 to 0.7.
2. Flows freely because it is spherical.
3. Loadings of up to 70% can be attained.
4. Outstanding properties as a thermal barrier.
5. Combined readily with resins, glassfibre and
plastics to form a new and exciting field of composites.
At present Fillite is used extensively in many diverse
applications including sanitary ware, boat building,
decorative castings, etc. and is recommended by resin
manufacturers for improving the physical properties of
their products.
Order ref. AOO 16285
20kg bags
3M GLASS BUBBLES
TYPE K20
3M Glass Bubbles are very fine hollow glass
spheres of consistent shape, wall thickness and size
distribution, suitable for use as a cost effective volume
filler. In appearance they are white opaque free-flowing
powders of very low bulk density.
3M Glass Bubbles are made from E-glass
(sodalime-borosilicate), giving a high crush strength
and an associated very low percentage of damaged
sphere shells. This gives the properties of good
thermal and acoustic insulation in the final product as
well, of course, as a reduction in product density.
E-glass is also completely insoluble in water and
reasonably hydrophobic, making 3M Glass Bubbles
a free-flowing powder even in conditions of high
humidity and suitable for any marine application.
All grades are suitable for incoroporation into
thermosetting resins, thermoplastic polymers,
bonding materials and explosives.
Order ref. ABO 16287
10kg carton
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foam sheet will provide at least 60lbs (27kgs) of
positive buoyancy. Stock thickness 1⁄2˝ (12mm),
3
⁄4˝ (19mm), 1˝ (25mm), 2˝ (50mm), 3˝ (75mm) and
4˝ (100mm) in sheets 4' x 3' (1219mm x 914mm),
nominal density 2lb (900grms) cu. ft.
Other sizes available.
SECTION 10
SANDWICH CORE
MATERIALS
SCORE BOARD
This is a rigid urethane foam which has narrow slots
cut part way through on both sides of the sheet, to
enable it to conform, to a compound radius making it
easy to fabricate sandwich construction.
During the laminating the slots become filled with
resin, resulting in a solid construction.
Available in sheets 2' x 2' and in thicknesses of 1⁄2˝
upwards.
FLEXOKORE BALSA
CORE MATERIAL
Probably the best known core material available to
the GRP moulder, Balsa wood has been widely
accepted and used for many years in the construction
of GRP boats and large commercial mouldings.
Flexokore is produced from small rectangles of end
grain Balsa with a glassfibre scrim backing that retains
the panels integrity while allowing sufficient flexibility
to conform to compound curves.
Flexokore has been approved by Lloyds Register
of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas for use in the
construction of yachts and small craft.
Flexokore is supplied in 2' x 4' panels with thickness
of 1⁄4˝,3⁄8˝, 1⁄2˝, 5⁄8˝, 3⁄4˝ and 1˝.
Order ref.
AOO 15942 1⁄4˝ 6mm
AOO 15943 3⁄8˝ 9mm
AOO 15944 1⁄2˝ 12mm
Order ref. AAO 17160
POLYCORE
Polycore is a high strength, low weight Core Material
constructed from a non-woven continuous polyester
fibre fabric encapsulating microballoons.
Polycore is used as a core material and anti-print
layer in the production of GRP mouldings such as
boats, building panels, tanks, automotive parts etc.
Polycore reduces resin usage in laminates due to the
micro-balloon technology.
AOO 15945 5⁄8˝ 6mm
AOO 15946 3⁄4˝ 18mm
AOO 15947 1˝ 25mm
For Example:
1mm chopped strand mat laminate, 450gm/m2 csm +
1050gm/m2 resin = 1500gm.
1mm Polycore laminate, 60gm/m2Polycore +
650gm/m2 resin = 710gm.
● Polycore can offer a weight saving of over 50%.
● Polycore reduces exotherm and shrinkage.
● Polycore provides excellent anti-print through
properties, avoiding woven roving pattern in gel coats
and preventing the print-through of ribs and inserts.
● Polycore offers consistent laminate thickness.
● Polycore can be used as a bedding layer for balsa
or foam.
POLYURETHANE FOAM RESIN
Supplied as a two-part pack, a resin and a foaming
agent are weighed out in the proportions of 1:1.16 by
weight, or 1:1 by volume, part A requires pre-mixing
prior to mixing with part B, which when mixed will
expand and create a tough but light foam with a
density of approximately 32kg/M3. Mixing requires
approximately 1 minute, pouring a further 1⁄2-1 minute
and after a total of approximately 5 minutes the foam is
fully hardened. It is poured into cavities for insulation
and buoyancy purposes although it is not suitable for
vessels made to Lloyds standards. Two of its more
interesting uses are filling bodywork cavities between
boot and driver compartments on saloon racing cars
and manufacturing personalised racing car seats. (See
instructions at rear). 2kgs of liquid mixture @ 20˚C will
produce approximately 0.33M3 (2.2’3).
Order ref.
A0017164/5
AB017164/5
AC017164/5
2kg pack
5kg pack
10kg pack
AD017164/5
AE017164/5
P O LY C O R E
SPECIFICATION
1mm 2mm 3mm 4mm 5mm
Dry Thickness (nominal) mm
1.3
2.1
3.1
4.1
5.1
Wet Thickness (nominal) mm
1.2
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
60
90
135 160 200
Weight Dry gm
Resin Pick-Up kg/m
20kg pack
50kg pack
0.65 1.30 1.95 2.60 3.25
Properties of Polycore impregnated with Polyester Resin
POLYURETHANE FOAM SHEET
A closed cell foam compatible with polyester resins.
For buoyancy, and forming light-weight stiffening ribs
in GRP mouldings. One cubic foot of polyurethane
Tensile Strength
N/mm
6.1
Tensile Modulus
N/mm
1078
Flexular Strength
N/mm
13.7
Flexular Modulus
N/mm
1666
See page 83 for instructions for use
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Farécla Profile 400
Medium Cut
SECTION 11
For the removal of P1500 wet and
dry abrasive paper marks
• Designed to achieve optimum
cut whilst minimising swirls
MOULD POLISHES, BURNISHING
COMPOUNDS, RELEASE AGENTS
• Permanently removes fine
abrasive marks
• Provides a high gloss finish
• Ideal for re-furbishment work
THE FARÉCLA PROFILE RANGE
• For machine or hand application
• Supplied in 1 litre container
In response to customer demand, Farécla have
applied their surface finishing expertise to the
development of a range of integrated systems to cater
for the specific needs of the marine and industrial
sectors.
In their experience, the use of the correct
combination of compound and applicator is critical to
achieving the best results and these new systems,
which are at the leading edge of technological
innovation, will perform better than existing products
and be quicker to use.
The Marine-Industrial Profile rubbing compounds and
applicators are the first in a range of systems to be
introduced to meet increasing needs of the marine
sector plus wider industrial uses including:
• Aerospace
• Wind energy
• Furniture
• Transportation
• Construction – composites, acrylics & other plastics
• Consumer – bathroom and kitchen
Order ref. A0016001
1 ltr
Farécla Profile 600 Fine Cut
For the removal of P2000 wet and dry abrasive paper
marks.
•Farécla Profile 600 Fine Cut
• Farécla advanced G Mop lambswool pad
• Removes fine surface blemishes to leave a high gloss
finish
• Cleans and restores colour to the surface
• Particularly suitable for dark coloured gelcoats
• For machine or hand application
Order ref. A0016002
1 ltr
Farécla Profile Glaze
For the ultimate finish
Tooling Gelcoat Rectification
The production and maintenance of moulds and plug
tooling gelcoats for the marine industry is a key stage
in the manufacturing process.
by producing a top quality finish at this stage, post
production polishing is kept to a minimum.
The Fareecla profile range of rubbing compounds is
designed to be used for the removal of surface defects
at the mould production stage, minimising the need to
polish the finished form.
• Enhances the gloss level of the
finished product
• Offers a semi-durable protection
against dirt and water
• Especially suited to dark
coloured gelcoats
• For machine application only
• Supplied in 1 litre container
Profile 200 Coarse Cut
For the removal of P1000 wet and
dry abrasive paper marks
Order ref. A0016003
• Designed to achieve maximum
cutting action when used with
the Farécla Advanced G Mop
Wool Compounding Pad
• Removes coarse sanding marks in preparation for
step 2 polishing (Profile 400)
• Depending upon the type of gelcoat used, coarser
grades of abrasive paper marks can be removed
• For machine application only
• Supplied in 3.5Kg container
Order ref. A0016000 3.5kg
(Replaces G4)
(Replaces G3, G6 or G7)
59
1 ltr
(Replaces G10)
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M 8711 Paste Wax
M 8711 fulfills all the functions of MO 811 wax when
used in a higher temperature environment.
When temperatures of over 45ºC are likely to be
experienced on the mould surface - for example due
to the exotherm during cold press moulding - this wax
should be used.
HONEY WAX PASTE
This unique, high-gloss paste wax has been specially
formulated for use in the reinforced fibreglass product
markets as a mould release agent. Compounded with
the purest grade carnauba wax, plus special binders
and spreading agents. Honey Wax creates a durable
wax surface that remains intact for multiple pulls while
eliminating build of excess wax.
The exceptional ease of application and buffing
drastically reduces man hours needed for complete
mould coverage and maximum gloss. This adds up
to faster turnover per mould.
Order ref. AA0 16843
MEGUIARS ACRYLIC
REFINISHING SYSTEM
Perspex Cleaner
A paste with an exclusive non-scratching formulation
which cleans effectively without harsh abrasives and
removes the mass of fine hairline scratches which can
accumulate on perspex surfaces. M1708 should be
applied on turkish towelling by hand. M1708 is ideal
for all perspex products ranging from baths to
aeroplane canopies.
Order ref. AA0 16835
GOLDEN WAX
Golden Wax is a release wax based on the well
proven qualities of Honey Wax Liquid, but with the
inclusion of a mould cleaning additive.
It has a special cleaning agent that removes old
waxes as it applies a brilliant lustre and high class
release properties.
Golden Wax will ensure that you never again suffer
from problems with mould wax build up even on
moulds with irregular textures that normally encourage
wax build-up.
Due to its special cleaning properties Golden Wax
should never be used on new moulds which should
always be 'run-in' using a wax such as Honey Wax
paste.
Order ref.
A00 16899
Plastic Cleaner 8oz M 1708
Perspex Polish
A polish for use after M1708. It will leave a durable
polished surface which is scratch resistant.
The anti-static ingredients actually repel dust from
perspex surfaces. M 1008 is especially ideal when a
brilliant gloss finish is desired. It is best applied with
turkish towelling by hand.
Order ref.
A00 16901 Plastic Polish 8oz M 1008
A00 16902 Plastic Polish 64oz M 1064
Order ref. A00 16834
MEGUIARS INDUSTRIAL
RELEASE SYSTEM
M 1008 polish passes USA Military specifications
MIL C5547 and MIL C18767B (ASG)
MO 164 Heavy Duty Machine Cleaner
An abrasive cleanser designed to polish out the fine
scratches caused by fine wet and dry paper and
produce a gloss finish.
RELEASE AGENTS
Order ref. AA0 16837
The following release agents (nos. 1 - 4) are high
class products designed specifically for use in the GRP
industry.
They may all (except No. 4) be applied by wiping on
with a lint free cloth, but the best and most economical
results will always be obtained by application with a
low output low pressure spray gun.
It is essential to apply No. 4 release agent by spray to
obtain the matt finish.
MO 364 Machine Glaze and Sealer
A material designed to seal and glaze a mould
surface, produces a high gloss.
Order ref. AA0 16839
MO 811 Mould Release Wax
Proven through years of use, worldwide, to produce
more releases per application with complete safety.
Eliminates the need for additional release agents.
MO 811develops a hard dry durable finish without
creating wax build up when used as directed.
Mould Release Universal Agent No 1
A rapid drying molecular type release agent with
excellent release properties. Suitable for polyester or
epoxy mouldings even from an irregular surface, and
particularly suitable for moulding from plaster as it is
waterproof.
Order ref. AA0 16841
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Non-flammable Mould Release Agent No. 1 gives a
very positive release system, if you have a problem with
an unusual material or product it will almost certainly
resolve it.
Supplied in 5kg and 25kg cans.
Order ref.
AAO 15250 5kg can
DOWNLAND INDUSTRIAL
MOULD WAX
A hard carnauba wax polish with excellent release
properties for a good commercial finish. It is the ideal
wax to use in conjunction with PVA release agents as it
does not cause the “run-off” effect often noticed when
PVA is applied to the more sophisticated modern
waxes. It is also widely used to fill and mask the joins
in split moulds.
ABO 17250 25kg can
Mould Release Agent No. 2
A concentrated polyvinyl alcohol solution which
requires dilution with four times its volume of water.
Slow drying, but produces an excellent finish. The
mould should be polished with a release wax prior to
application of release agent. non-toxic, non-volatile.
Packed in 1kg, 4kg, 175kg cans.
Order ref.
ABO 17251 Clear
Order ref.
AAO 16833
ABO 16833
KANTSTIK CURE FAST
Semi-permanent mould release agent
A unique fast cure, one-step semi-permanent release
system, which will effectively seal the pores on both
new and re-conditioned tooling in the fabrication of
polyester and epoxy base surfaced composite parts.
Kantstik Cure Fast provides positive release with accurate surface reproduction.
ABO 17251 Blue
Mould Release Agent No. 3
A quick drying polyvinyl alcohol solution which forms
an almost invisible barrier to ensure easy moulding
release. The mould should be polished with a release
wax prior to application of release agent.
Available colourless or blue.
Packed in 4kg containers.
Flashpoint 75°F.
Order ref.
ABO 17252
ABO 17256
500 grm
4kg
Kantstik Cure Fast:
• Uses the latest “Dry Film Lubrication Technology”
• Sealer and release agent are incorporated into one
product for one-step application
• No cure time needed between coats
• Allows multiple moulding cycles between
applications
• Withstands high moulding temperature conditions in
excess of 700˚F, without deterioration
• Non-transferable
• Not affecting post-processing operations
Clear
Blue
Mould Release Agent No 4 Matt
A quick drying polyvinyl alcohol solution tinted light
blue. Must be sprayed to achieve perfect results.
The mould should be polished with a release wax prior
to application of release agents.
Supplied in 41⁄2kg containers.
Flashpoint 75°F
N.B. The container should be shaken and inverted
weekly to avoid settlement.
Kantstik Cure Fast is particularly useful when using
thermosets such as polyester, epoxy, melamine and
phenolic resin composite materials; thermoplastic
resins, such as PVC, ABS, nylon, PP, PE and acrylics.
Method of Application
The mould surface should be thoroughly cleaned.
Kantstik Mould Cleaner is ideal for this purpose.
Apply Kantstik Cure Fast by wiping the mould surface with a cotton cloth or spraying making sure of
complete uniform coverage of no more than a few
square feet at a time. Avoid over application.
Wait approximately 15 seconds after applying and
while the film is still wet, wipe with a clean dry cotton
cloth. Repeat until entire mould surface is covered.
Apply three to five coats. No cure time between coats
is required. Wait approximately 20 to 40 minutes for
final curing before moulding.
Order ref. AAO 17254
Mould Release Agent Super S
Developed for use with flexible polyurethane moulds
such as Formaflex. It is also suitable for polyurethane
foam and epoxy mouldings.
Supplied in 16oz (454gm) aerosol cans.
Order ref. AAO 17255
Order ref.
A00 16904
3.6ltr (1 x US gall)
KANTSTIK MOULD CLEANER
Kantstik Mould Cleaner is a special blend of solvents
designed to dissolve and remove most release agents
and resin buildup from moulds without dulling the surface. It is ideal for preparing mould surfaces for the
application of Kantstik Mould Release Agents.
Order ref.
AB0 16905
61
5ltr
A00 16905
18ltr
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ADDITIVES
(d)
Thixotropic Additives when added at 1-5% to the catalysed mix will make the mixture applicable by a stiff
brush or pallet knife.
SECTION 12
FLEXIBLE MOULD
MAKING MATERIALS
PACKING
Available in 21kg, 5kg and 1kg kits
HEALTH & SAFETY
(Refer to Health Safety Data Sheet)
FLEXIL - S
RTV 25C + 5% CATALYST S
Handling and mixing of Flexil-S RTV 25C & Cat S
require the following precautions:
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
Flexil-S RTV 25C + 5% Catalyst S is a two part silicone elastomer which cures at room temperature. It is
used to make conventional cast moulds or with the
addition of 1 or 2% Tixo additive can be used to make
“skin” moulds for highly detailed resin castings.
ADVANTAGES
• High elongation
• Good tear strength
• Precise reproduction
• Low shrinkage
Wear gloves & goggles
Do not eat, drink or smoke
Avoid swallowing, skin or eye contact
If contact does occur, wash with clean water
immediately & in case of eye contact,
consult a doctor
SHELF LIFE
Flexil-S RTV 25C & Cat S have a minimum shelf life of
six months when stored in the original containers at
temperature between 18 and 25˚C.
Note:
If allowed to freeze the RTV will be spoilt. If allowed to
heat to excessive temperatures, gel times will be substantially shortened.
The cured mould can be used 24 hours after pouring
but if the best long-term properties are required it
should not be used for 5-7 days after manufacture.
APPLICATIONS
Suitable for the reproduction of models for scenery,
restoration, fibrous plasterwork, palaeontology etc.
Useable with thixotropic agents Additive for application
by stiff brush or knife.
CHARACTERISTICS
(a)
TIXO T1A ADDITIVE
RTV 25C
Catalyst S
Appearance
Viscous fluid
Fluid
Colour
Beige/White
Green
Specific Gravity gcm-3 @ 20˚C
1.27
1.00
Viscosity/cps
24,000
55
Order ref.
AAO 17857 50grm
LATEX RUBBER
Latex Rubber is a liquid prevulcanised natural rubber
for flexible mould manufacture. Latex Rubber moulds
are widely used for applications such as cast resin
chessmen and concrete garden ornaments.
The moulds are ideally made by the dipping process
(see page 81) but can also be made by brushing and
air-drying layers to achieve the appropriate thickness.
MIXING
(b)
RTV + 5%
Catalyst S Green
AFTER CROSSLINKING
(c)
Shore Hardness/A
[ASTM D2 240 2mm film]
Tensile Strength/Mpa
DIN 535041]
Elongation at break/%
[DIN 53504]
Tear Strength KN/m
[ASTMAS D624 Notched Die B]
Linear Shrinkage
Pot Life
/mins
Demould
/hours
75
16-24
AAO 17858 500g
25
4.1
450
20
<0.5
Typical Properties:
1. Liquid Latex
Total Solids Content
Ammonia Content
PH
Viscosity @ 30°C (Ford cup no. 3)
ca
ca
ca
ca
2. Latex Mould
Modulus 700% elongation
Tensile Strength
Elongation at break
8.0 Mpa
22.0 Mpa
900%
Order ref.
AAO 16610 4kg
62
ABO 16610 20kg
61.0%
0.6%
10.5
35 secs.
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MELTING POTS TYPE DPS
FLEXIL PVC HOT MELT COMPOUND
The DPS range of standard melting pots have
been designed for industrial and hobbyist melting of
vinyl compounds, waxes, glues and plastics etc. for
coating, casting, protecting etc.
Pots are electrically heated and thermostat
temperature controlled from 50°C to 200°C.
Constructed from anodised aluminium with ceramic
fibre insulation. 220/240 volt standard, 110V etc.
available.
Pots supplied with 2m cable and fused plug, lifting
handle, double wall heat conserving lid, on/off switch,
safety thermal cut-out and available with pouring spout.
Alternative thermostats with ranges of 30° to 90°C, 30°
to 120°C and 50° to 300°C are available.
A flexible vinyl compound which is melted by heating.
The pattern used must be made of a material which is
not affected by heat. Old moulds may be melted for
re-use.
Flexil is supplied in two grades as follows:
Hard grade HG Blue.
Soft grade SG Natural.
No release agent required.
Both have a melt temperature of 150 - 165°C and
pouring temperature of 140 - 150°C.
Both grades can be mixed to give the
hardness required.
Unit volume 800 ml (49 cu. ins.) per kilo.
Instructions for use at rear of catalogue.
TYPE
DPS 2.5
DPS 6
DPS 12
DPS 20
CAPACITY
litres pints
2.5
4.4
6
10.5
12
21
20
35
INTERNAL DIMENSIONS
diameter x depth
mm
inch
150 x 140 6 x 5.5
200 x 190 8 x 7.5
250 x 240 10 x 9.5
300 x 290 12 x 11.5
Order ref.
AOO 16355
AOO 16356
WATTAGE
NOMINAL WEIGHT
vinyl max
Kg
275 600
4
600 1125
6
1050 1650
8
1975 1975
10
VACUUM DEGASSING UNIT
Also available in sizes from 40 litres to 250 litres.
Order ref.
AOO 16335 2-5ltr
AAO 16336 6ltr
AOO 16337 12ltr
Soft Natural
Hard Blue
An essential piece of equipment for removing
entrapped air in mould making and casting materials.
Mould making compounds such as silicone rubbers,
and epoxy resins all contain entrapped air due to
mixing in the hardener or catalyst and it is essential
that this is removed before pouring, to ensure a
perfect blemish-free mould.
Casting materials such as polyester resin, epoxy
resin, etc., should also be degassed after the catalyst is
added to produce good mouldings free from porosity.
The unit comprises a vacuum pump driven by a 1 hp
electric motor, a cylindrical vacuum tank 12˝ high x 12˝
(304mm x 304mm) diameter with a clear perspex lid,
and vacuum gauge and controls.
AOO 16338 40ltr
AOO 16345 100ltr
AOO 16346 200ltr
Order ref. AAO 17901
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ABRASIVE PAPER, WET OR DRY
SECTION 13
Silicone Carbide ‘Wet & Dry’ Abrasive Paper is used
for the Wet or Dry sanding of G.R.P., Paint, Laquers,
Primer or Body Filler. A highly flexible yet durable
product with many applications in the G.R.P. and
Boatbuilding Industries.
Sheets 9˝ x 11˝ (228mm x 279mm), 25 sheets per
quire. 500 sheets per ream. Grits 80, 100, 120, 180,
220, 240, 280, 320, 400, 500, 600, 800 and 1200.
SUNDRIES
ABRASIVE BANDS AND HOLDERS
Order ref.
AAO 18020
AAO 18021
AAO 18022
AAO 18023
AAO 18024
AAO 18025
Abrasive bands can be used for many sanding and
grinding operations in the GRP workshop. They are
ideal for grinding internal radii on the edges of GRP
mouldings, the bands are fitted onto the pliable rubber
holder and held securely in place by centrifugal force.
Supplied in 25mm and 51mm sizes with bands
supplied in lots of 50 of either 50, 80 or 120 grit.
80 grit
100 grit
120 grit
180 grit
220 grit
240 grit
AAO 18026
AAO 18027
AAO 18029
AAO 18030
AAO 18031
AAO 18032
AAO 18034
280 grit
320 grit
400 grit
500 grit
600 grit
800 grit
1200 grit
ALUMINIUM OXIDE ABRASIVE
PAPER OPEN COAT
A semi flexible fast cutting aluminium oxide paper
incorporating an anti-loading coating to minimise clogging. For use on G.R.P., Wood Filler, Metal and Paint.
Order ref.
AOO 15553 40 grit
AOO 15555 60 grit
AOO 15554 80 grit
AOO 15556 100 grit
AOO 15557 120 grit
AUTOMATIC DISPENSERS FOR
CATALYST AND ACCELERATOR
ABRASIVE BAND HOLDER
Order ref.
AOO 15530 25mm
Plastic head: 0 - 15cc and 15cc - 60cc.
Automatic dispensers are operated by squeezing
the plastic bottle until the head is filled to the amount
required, release pressure on the bottle, and tip
contents of head out.
WARNING: Safety eye goggles should always be
worn when handling catalyst.
AOO 15532 51mm
ABRASIVE BANDS
Order ref.
AOO 15505 25mm dia. x 50 grit
AOO 15506 25mm dia. x 80 grit
AOO 15508 25mm dia. x 120 grit
Order ref.
AOO 15880 0 - 15cc
AOO 15525 51mm dia. x 50 grit
AOO 15526 51mm dia. x 80 grit
ACETONE
Highly inflammable, flash point - 9°C (15°F). For
cleaning brushes, rollers etc., before resin has cured.
To remove cured resin use methylene chloride.
Order ref. AAO 15670
64
AOO 15886 15cc - 60cc
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BUCKETS
POLYPROPLENE
BARCOL HARDNESS TESTER
With the advent of BS5570 and improved quality
control generally in the GRP industry the Barcol
Hardness Tester is coming into its own as an easy to
use, simple to read hardness tester. Particularly useful
for high quality mouldings such as boats, chemical
tanks and fire resistant mouldings where the moulder
can check before the moulding leaves his factory that
it has achieved its full cure and therefore technical
properties, and is ready to enter service.
The recognised way of testing the hardness, both of
gelcoat and laminates. The portable hardness tester
can be used in confined spaces and experience is not
necessary.
The recommended method of testing a laminate is
by taking 12 readings over an area. Then remove from
the list of readings the highest and lowest figures and
average remaining 10.
Good quality high density polyproplene buckets ideal
for mixing polyester resins etc. Easily cleaned for reusing. The buckets are complete with handles and lids
can be supplied if required.
21⁄2 litre (1⁄2 gallon), 5 litre (1 gallon), 10 litre (2 gallons)
and 20 litre (4 gallons).
Order ref.
AAO 17182
AAO 17183
AAO 17184
AAO 17185
AAO 17186
AAO 17187
AAO 17188
AAO 17189
2.6 litre bucket
2.6 litre lid only
5.5 litre bucket
5.5 litre lid only
11 litre bucket
11 litre lid only
20 litre bucket
20 litre lid only
Order ref. AAO 15970
DOWNLAND SUPER POLYESTER
FILLER COMPOUND
A first grade compound for all filling jobs, easily
mixed, quick curing, and easily sanded, very
economical if brought in the large size.
POLYPROP TAPE
A resin-proof polypropylene tape with hundreds of
uses in the GRP industry, refer to price list for sizes.
In widths from 3⁄4˝ - 2˝.
Order ref.
AOO 16045 3⁄4˝ wide
AOO 16047 1˝ wide
Order ref.
AOO 16298
AOO 16299
AOO 16300
AOO 16049 11⁄2˝ wide
AOO 16051 2˝ wide
2kg
4kg
Spare tubes hardener
MEGUIAR’S ULTIMATE WIPE
7˝ CUTTING AND SANDING DISC
The Ultimate Wipe is a high quality detailing cloth
that improves the quality of finish of any mould wax
product. It is made from unique “Tri-core” ultra-fine
fibres which are 1⁄100th the diameter of a human hair and
completely eliminate cloth-infected swirl marks. It
reduces polishing times, produces a clearer, deeper
shine and is washable for reuse.
7˝ (177mm) diameter to fit on standard 1⁄4˝ (6.3mm)
arbor or rubber backing pad. Open coat non-loading
abrasive with long life. Can also be used as cutting
off discs.
Order ref. AOO 16064
Order ref. AAO 16848
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HUMIDITY METER HT3001C
MOULD WEDGES
To ensure production of good quality glassfibre
mouldings the processing should be carried out in the
correct temperature and relative humidity conditions.
The HT3001C humidity meter is a simple to use
hand-held tester which quickly checks conditions and
produces a digital readout of both temperature and
relative humidity. Laminating and gelcoating particularly should never be carried out if the relative humidity is
above 70% or the temperature below 15%.
Strong Polypropylene Wedges for the scratchfree
removal of glassfibre mouldings from moulds.
Tough enough to lever with but retaining the degree of
flexibility essential for removing awkward mouldings.
Order ref. AAO 18015
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MASKING TAPE
General purpose. Stocked in widths from 1⁄2˝ - 2˝
(12.7mm - 50mm). Has many uses in the moulding
shop.
Order ref.
AAO 16700 3⁄4˝ wide
AAO 16701 1˝ wide
AAO 16702 11⁄2˝ wide
AAO 16703 2˝ wide
VINYL TAPE
Order ref. AAO 17910
MOULDING RELEASE VALVE
2˝ wide
The moulding release valve is a high quality stainless
steel valve designed to facilitate easy release of GRP
mouldings.
The valve is built into a mould adjacent to the centre,
connected to an air supply and even the most awkward
moulding will release without difficulty.
The moulding release valve is suitable for both hand
laminating and resin injection moulds.
MEASURING CYLINDERS PLASTIC
Plastic measuring cylinders are suitable for
measuring the catalyst and accelerators used in the
GRP industry, available in sizes 10cc, 25cc, 50cc,
100cc, 250cc and 500cc.
Order ref. AOO 16831
Order ref.
AOO 16738 10ml
AOO 16739 25ml
AOO 16740 50ml
AOO 16741 100ml
AOO 16742 250ml
AOO 16743 500ml
METHYLENE CHLORIDE
A non-flammable solvent which will soften and
dissolve cured resins. It will also remove uncured resin
from laminating tools, but brushes and rollers etc. must
not be left soaking in Methylene Chloride as it will also
soften the epoxy bond holding the bristles.
Order ref. AAO 16820
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PALETTE KNIVES
POLISHING MOPS (FOAM)
Ideal for mixing and blending quantities of resin etc.,
6˝, 8˝, 10˝ and 12˝
Order ref.
AOO 16890 6˝
AOO 16891 8˝
A good quality close-cell foam polishing mop
designed for applying cutting paste or mould polish
and cleaner. Applies abrasive pastes easily, quickly
and cleanly and produces a high class finish ready for
waxing.
Available to fit either the Black and Decker LUM
Polisher or the Desouter LS71200 Polisher.
(Please specify machine type when ordering).
AOO 16892 10˝
AOO 16893 12˝
Order ref.
AOO 16310
AOO 16311
AOO 16308
AOO 16309
AOO 17528
AOO 17527
AOO 17529
AOO 17530
AOO 17531
Foam Mop 5/8" BSW Thread
Foam Mop 14mm Thread
Foam Mop 5/8" Drill Adaptor
Foam Mop 14mm Drill Adaptor
Velcro Type Backing Disc 14mm
Velcro Type Backing Disc 5/8"
Velcro Type Compound Head
Velcro Type Polishing Head
Velcro Type Lambswool Bonnet
PAPER POLISHING CLOTH
An ultra-soft paper fabric with high tear strength ideal
for all polishing applications, and considerably cheaper
than rags. Packed in 5kg cardboard cartons.
Order ref. AOO 16885
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5
Either ⁄8 Whitworth or 14mm
Also available are arbors with either a 5⁄8˝ BSW or 14mm
For filling joints in two piece moulds, forming radii
on patterns, plugging blow off holes in moulds etc.,
in 1⁄2 kilo packs.
thread to enable the foam polishing mop to be fitted into
a 3⁄8˝ drill chuck.
Order ref. AAO 17100
LAMBSWOOL POLISHING MOPS
PLASTIC MIXING POTS
Top quality pure lambswool. 5˝ (127mm), 7˝ (177mm)
and 9˝ (229mm) DIAMETER
Plastic mixing cartons are ideal for mixing small
quantities of gelcoat and resin. They are tough enough
to be cleaned and reused, but cheap enough to be
disposed of after use. Available in two sizes 500ml
and 1000ml.
Order ref.
AOO 17178 500ml pot
AAO 17179 500 ml lid
Order ref.
AOO 16600 5˝ dia.
AOO 16601 7˝ dia.
AAO 17180 1 litre pot
AAO 17181 1 litre lid
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SOMRIB PAPER ROPE FORMER
RUBBER RUBBING DOWN BLOCKS
The ideal method of forming stiffening ribs in moulds
and mouldings. Lay Somrib over the area to be
stiffened and cover with one or more layers of glass
and resin.
Somrib is a paper rope of "D" section to sit flat on
the moulding, a wire running through its centre holds
the Somrib to any desired shape.
Stocked in 1˝ diameter only (25mm).
Designed to hold strips of wet and dry paper or glass
paper in their secure 'slot and peg' houlding device.
They comfortably fit the palm of the hand and as
they are easy to use will increase productivity while
improving the quality of work being sanded.
Order ref. AAO17510
Order ref. AAO 17702
SANDING DISCS
Aluminium Oxide, Resin Fibre backed. Available in a
range of sizes and grits. 4˝ to 7˝ dia. 24-60 grit.
Order ref.
AOO 15535
AOO 15537
AOO 15541
AOO 15543
AOO 15545
RUBBER BACKING PADS
With 1⁄4˝ (6.3mm) arbor. 5˝ (127mm) diameter for use
with sanding discs and lambswool polishing mops.
The backing pad should be fitted to an electric or
pneumatic drill with a chuck speed of approximately
2000rpm.
100mm (4˝) dia. 36 grit
100mm (4˝) dia. 60 grit
125mm (5˝) dia. 36 grit
125mm (5˝) dia. 60 grit
150mm (6˝) dia. 36 grit
AOO 15547
AOO 15549
AOO 15550
AOO 15551
150mm (6˝) dia. 60 grit
178mm (7˝) dia. 24 grit
178mm (7˝) dia. 36 grit
178mm (7˝) dia. 60 grit
SCRAPER
A scraper with 4˝ steel blade and smooth wooden
handle. Ideal for scraping off mould flanges and
mixing filler.
Order ref. AAO 17506
Order ref. AOO 16889
RUBBER MALLET
Black rubber head with wooden shaft. A gentle tap
with a rubber mallet will often loosen an apparently
'stuck' mould and moulding and will not cause the star
cracks that a steel hammer always produces.
Weight 16oz.
RACING CAR SEAT KIT
The racing car seat kit contains sufficient material to
construct 1 or 2 personalised seat linings for racing and
sports car seats. To form a seat polyurethane resin is
poured into a bag in the car cockpit, the driver sits on
the bag and the foam expands to the body shape.
Order ref. AAO 17508
Kit Contents:
1 x 5kg pack P.U. FOAM RESIN
4x polyethene bags
6 x 1ltr Mixing Pots
2 x paper overalls
1 x drill mounting mixer
1 pack disposable gloves
2 pieces of 1inch thick rigid foam
Order ref. AAO17161
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SAFETY AND WARNING SIGNS
SHEARS
A large range of signs in stock for most applications.
Approved by Insurance Companies and Factory
Inspectors. Made of stove enamelled aluminium.
Order ref.
AAO 17579
AAO 17580
AAO 17582
AAO 17583
AAO 17584
AAO 17585
AAO 17586
AAO 17587
AAO 17588
AAO 17589
AAO 17590
AAO 17591
AAO 17592
AAO 17593
AAO 17594
AAO 17595
AAO 17596
AAO 17597
AAO 17598
AAO 17599
AAO 17602
AAO 17603
AAO 17601
AAO 17600
For cutting glassmat and cloth to size. Finest quality.
Stocked in 10˝ (245mm) and 12˝ (304mm) sizes.
Order ref.
AAO 17642 10˝
Flammable Liquid Self Adhesive 200x200mm
No Smoking (Sign) 200 x 200mm
No Smoking (Words) 300 x 100mm
No Smoking (Words) 200 x 600mm
This is a No Smoking Area 600 x 200mm
Fire Action 300 x 250mm
Fire Extinguisher 200 x 150mm
Fire Hose Keep Clear 200 x 150mm
Emergency Exit 450 x 200 mm
Exit 300 x 100mm
Fire Door Keep Closed 80 x 80mm
Organic Peroxide 200 x 200mm
Beware Fork Lift 400 x 300mm
Eye Protection Must Be Worn 300 x 100mm
Safety Helmets 300 x 100mm
Eyewash Bottle 300 x 250mm
First Aid 200 x 150mm
First Aid Box 300 x 100mm
Flammable Liquid Self Adhesive 100 x 100mm
Organic Peroxide Self Adhesive 100 x 100mm
Respirator Must Be Worn 300 x 100mm
Masks Must Be Worn 300 x 100mm
Protective Clothing Must Be Worn 300 x 100mm
Organic Peroxide Self Adhesive 200 x 200mm
AAO 17643 12˝
10˝ shears are also available to suit left handed users
Order ref. AAO 17644
KEVLAR SERRASHARP SHEARS
Similar to standard shears but with a serrated edge
that enables them to cut Kevlar and similar hard
material with ease.
Order ref.
AAO 17640
SPRING BALANCE
A useful workshop hanging balance for weighing
resin, fillers etc.
Available in two sizes. Reading in kg and lb. 25kg x
100grm/56lb x 4oz or 50kg x 200grm/110lb x 8oz.
Order ref.
AAO 17708 25kg
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STEEL LOCATION DOWELS
STRYRENE MONOMER
For reducing viscosity of polyester resins. Flash
point 32°C. Must be used in a well ventilated area.
Used for locating moulds in cold press and injection
moulds. Precision made, hardened steel with nuts.
Peg diameter 1⁄2˝ (12.7mm). Body diameter 11⁄16˝
(27mm). Length of peg 11⁄2˝ (38mm). Supplied as a
pair, one male, one female.
Order ref. AAO 17730
Order ref. AAO 17720
STOCKINETTE (MUTTON CLOTH)
The best material for the final polishing of moulds
and patterns.
Available in 28oz (800grm) rolls.
Order ref AAO 17726
GRP MOULD CLAMP
The GRP mould clamp is a simple but very effective
system for accurately locating and clamping glassfibre
mould flanges.
It consists of two steel sections with matching tapers
that are clamped together using an 8mm bolt.
The female threaded part should always be fitted to
the lower or rear mould flange so that the bolt head is
always easily accesible.
MEGUIARS ULTIMATE WIPE
DETAILING CLOTH
A superior quality polishing cloth made from the
unique “Tri-core” ultra-fine fibres which are 1⁄100 the
diameter of a human hair and which completely
eliminate cloth-inflicted swirl marks.
Upper Mould
Bolt
Male half
Order ref. AAO 16848
TACK RAGS
Exact
alignment
An impregnated slightly tacky cloth, for removal of
dust immediately before gel coating of moulds.
Size 18" x 36". Packed 10 per box.
Lower
Mould
Female half
Order ref. AAO 17750
THERMOMETERS
Order ref. AOO 16833
Pack of 10
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20mm
Male body length
20mm
Female body length
20mm
Thread (in female)
Bolt length
A mercury filled glass rod thermometer, calibrated up
to 205˚C for checking the melt temperature of Gelflex
and Flexil.
Order ref. AAO 17755
A mercury filled glass rod thermometer calibrated up
to 50˚C and useful for checking the temperature of
resins and gelcoats
8mm
35mm
We stock the above clamp as standard but other
sizes are available to special order.
Order ref. AAO 21013
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266°F, this ability to continue to adhere during the
curing period is important in maintaining accurate
component thickness.
In cold weather it may be necessary to temper the
sheet by artificial heat until it can be applied more
readily.
Firstly coat with Shellac varnish and also a P.V.A.
release agent for perfect release when casting plaster
or G.R.P. against a sheet wax surface. Sheet wax is
packed in cartons, each sheet is 24˝ x 12˝ (610mm x
305mm) and the adhesive coating is protected by easily
removed backing paper. In 29 thicknesses from 0.010˝
to 0.375˝ . (0.25mm to 9.5mm).
TRIMMING KNIVES, GREEN
For green trimming mouldings while still on mould
and partially cured. Straight or curved blade.
Order ref.
AAO 17765 Straight
AAO 17764 Curved
TRIMMING KNIVES
For cutting chopped strand mat, etc. Available with
retractable or fixd blade. Supplied with five blades.
Spare blades in packs of 100.
Order ref.
AAO 17760 Retractable
AAO 17766 Non Retractable
AAO 17761 Spare Stanley Blade per 100
Order ref.
AAO 18650
AAO 18651
AAO 18652
AAO 18653
AAO 18654
AAO 18655
AAO 18656
AAO 18657
AAO 18658
AAO 18659
AAO 18660
AAO 18661
AAO 18662
AAO 18663
AAO 18664
AAO 18665
AAO 18666
AAO 18667
AAO 18668
AAO 18669
AAO 18670
AAO 18671
AAO 18672
AAO 18673
AAO 18674
AAO 18675
SHEET WAX
ADHESIVE COATED
Whenever it is required to add a definite material
thickness to any flat or contoured surface, sheet wax is
commonly used.
For plastic fabrications with epoxy or polyester
resins, Thermo Stable Sheet Wax can be used with
every assurance that its dimensional stability will not be
disturbed by the exothermic reaction during the curing
process of the resin.
Sheet wax is an accepted essential material used
for adding component thickness to cold press and
resin injection moulds. The specially formulated
adhesive will hold the sheet wax to its applied surface
throughout the temperature resistance range of up to
0.010˝ (0.25mm)
0.015˝
0.018˝
0.020˝ (0.5mm)
0.024˝
0.028˝
0.031˝ 1⁄32 (0.75mm)
0.036˝
0.040˝ (1mm)
0.048˝
0.050˝
0.060˝
0.063˝ 1⁄16
0.070˝
0.080˝ (2mm)
0.092˝
0.100˝ (2.5mm)
0.110˝
0.116˝ (3mm)
0.125˝ 1⁄8
0.140˝ (3.5mm)
0.158˝ (4mm)
0.187˝ 3⁄16
0.200˝ (5mm)
0.250˝ 1⁄4
0.375˝
10 sheets per box
10 sheets per box
10 sheets per box
10 sheets per box
10 sheets per box
10 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
8 sheets per box
6 sheets per box
6 sheets per box
6 sheets per box
4 sheets per box
4 sheets per box
4 sheets per box
4 sheets per box
4 sheets per box
3 sheets per box
3 sheets per box
2 sheets per box
1 sheet per box
VACUUM SEALING STRIP
For sealing the vacuum and resin passages on
vaccum assisted moulds. Size 15mm x 30mm.
Order ref. AAO 17905
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Wax Fillet is the ideal material for forming radii on
moulding patterns. It is true to radius and is easily
applied by forming into place with warm fillet rubbers.
It is self-adhering and feather edged. For good
adhesion it is essential that wax and pattern are
completely free from dust or other contamination.
Wax Fillet does not always adhere readily to highly
polished surfaces, this may be overcome by sticking
the Fillet down with Bostick or a similar adhesive.
For sizes available see price list.
Order ref.
AAO 18002
AAO 18003
AAO 18004
AAO 18005
AAO 18006
AAO 18007
AAO 18008
AAO 18009
AAO 18011
1
⁄8˝ (3mm)
⁄16˝
1
⁄4˝ (6mm)
5
⁄16˝ (8mm)
3
⁄8˝
1
⁄2˝
5
⁄8˝ (16mm)
3
⁄4˝ (19mm)
1˝ (25mm)
3
1˝ - 3⁄4˝ (25mm - 19mm)
Diameter of balls
1
⁄2˝ - 3⁄8˝ (16mm - 9mm)
To suit fillet radius
Medium
5
⁄8˝ - 1⁄2˝ (16mm - 12mm)
Diameter of balls
To suit fillet radius
5
⁄16˝ - 1⁄4˝ (8mm - 6mm)
Small
3
⁄8˝ - 1⁄4˝ (9mm - 6mm)
Diameter of balls
To suit fillet radius
100 ft per box
100 ft per box
100 ft per box
50 ft per box
50 ft per box
50 ft per box
50 ft per box
36 ft per box
20 ft per box
3
⁄16˝ - 1⁄8˝ (5mm - 3mm)
WIRE BRUSH
Four rows of stiff wire bristles firmly set in a smoothly
shaped wooden handle. Weight - 230grm.
Order ref. AAO 18040
CSM WHEEL CUTTER
The CSM Wheel Cutter is a revolutionary new tool for
cutting glassfibre mat and woven rovings. It is a lightweight hand held tool, that due to its unique cutting
wheel action, will cut 8 layers of 450grm/m2 chopped
strand mat with ease.
The CSM Wheel Cutter is easy to use, reduces
operator fatigue and increases production. The integral
wheel guard greatly miminises the risk of operator injury
which is inherent in the old fashioned craft knives.
The Wheel Cutter has a high quality tungsten steel
blade which has been proven to last for at least 50
hours of continous use on chopped strand mat.
The best surface for cutting on is a polypropylene
sheet.
WAX FILLET RUBBERS
Steel shafts, brass balls, nickel plated. The essential
tools for applying wax fillet.
Order ref.
AOO 16303 Small
AOO 16304 Medium
AOO 16305 Large
Order ref. AAO 16434
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5. SUMMARY
CHEMICALS CAN BE DANGEROUS IF NOT
HANDLED WITH RESPECT and therefore it is
IMPERATIVE that all employees are both adequately
trained and efficiently supervised.
SECTION 14
PRODUCT
INFORMATION
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety information for resin and catalysts
is included in this catalogue and is available for all
products requiring it. If you have not received the
appropriate information for any hazardous material purchased from us please do not hesitate to request a
data sheet.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
AT WORK ACT
The use of Mould Polishes and Cutting
Pastes for Preparing and Polishing
Glassfibre Moulds and Plugs.
The Health and Safety at Work Act requires all
manufacturers and suppliers to submit to their
customers details concerning the handling and safety
precautions which should be observed in the utilisation
of their products.
We would like to remind our customers of the
following general precautions to be taken when
handling chemical material and advise that should more
specific advice be required we will be able to assist.
The production of a high surface finish to reinforced
plastic products begins when the plug or pattern is
made.
The preparation of the plug using mould finishing
material will ensure a fine surface, and therefore a good
mould, and a first class finished product. Starting with
the plug, whatever material it is made of, it should be
finally coated with polyester sealer, or other suitable finishing material. When this is hard the surface is progressively rubbed down with wet silicon carbide
papers, filling and re-coating where necessary to
remove all surface blemishes, finally finishing with a
1200 grit paper. On large areas an orbital sander will
speed up this job.
When a satisfactory finish has been obtained, the
plug is polished with Farécla Profile 200 and then followed by Farécla Profile 400, which must be completely
polished off.
Finally the plug is polished with a mould release wax,
and whichever wax is used at least 3 - 4 coats must be
applied, avoid excess application, apply in a thin even
film, leave for 30 minutes and then polish, repeat this
for 3 - 4 applications or alternatively follow instructions
on can. A plug finished in this way should produce a
perfect mould, provided the mould is left on the plug
for several days to achieve a full cure. To refinish a
g.r.p. mould the suggestions for preparing a plug
should be followed.
When starting to use a new mould, again 3 - 4 coats
of wax are necessary, applied in the manner detailed
above, before the first lay up. Before the second
moulding is taken two waxings should be made, for the
third moulding one waxing is given, from this point a
number of mouldings, can be made without rewaxing.
For moulds which are intended to have a long production life, particularly involving volume production of
mouldings with finely detailed surfaces, the use of a
semi-permanent release film such as KANTSTIK CURE
FAST is highly recommended instead of wax.
1. GENERAL
Some of the products in this catalogue are chemicals
and should therefore be subject to the normal codes
of industrial practice. They should not be ingested,
inhaled or allowed to contaminate the skin and eyes.
2. PROTECTION
It is recommended that full use be made of items
such as overalls, eye goggles and barrier creams
when handling any chemical material.
3. FIRST AID
a. In the event of skin contact, wash the
contaminated areas with copious quantities of water.
b. Seek medical aid at the earliest opportunity.
c. In the event of ingestion, dilute corrosive materials
with large volumes of fluid, or in the case of
non-corrosive materials, induce vomiting. Seek
medical aid immediately.
d. In the event of eye contact, irrigate with copious
quantities of water for at least 20 minutes and seek
medical aid.
4. HAZARDS
a. Since many chemicals are readily combustible,
they should be kept away from all heat sources.
b. All spillages should be cleared up as soon as
they occur.
c. All labelling instructions should be read carefully
and closely complied with.
d. Due consideration should be given to the
possibility that hazardous by-products could arise
from the interaction of chemicals.
e. Chemicals giving rise to vapours, should only be
handled in areas of adequate ventilation and fume
extraction.
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KANTSTIK CURE FAST
The following instructions apply to all our mould
preparation materials.
TECHNICAL APPLICATION DATA FOR
THERMOSET MOULDING
Stage 1
The surface must be rubbed down with progressively
finer grades of wet and dry paper, ending with at least
800 grit and preferably 1200 grit paper.
MOULD PREPARATION
In thermoset moulding, it is essential that the mould
surface be thoroughly clean. Therefore, all traces of
wax, other release agents, or any foreign materials
must be removed. Kantstik Mould Cleaner will remove
waxes and wax residue. It should be noted, however,
that as the Kantstik Mould Cleaner breaks down the
wax, it should be removed from the mould surface with
clean cloths to ensure that the dissolved wax is not
being spread from area of the mould to another.
Continue the process until the surface is completely
clean. To test the surface for cleanliness, use a piece of
masking tape on various points around the mould surface. Good adhesion to the mould should be felt when
removing the tape. If not, further cleaning is necessary.
Stage 2
Burnish the mould surface using Farécla profile 200
Compound. Apply sufficient compound to form a thin
smear over a small area and then burnish using either
a clean cloth by hand or a foam mop in a slow speed
polisher until the compound has disappeared. Wash
off any traces of powder with clean water before
proceeding to Stage 3.
Stage 3
MO164 Machine Cleaner Heavy Duty Machine
Cleaner or Burnishing Liquid is applied to the mould
using an electric or air buffer at between 700 and 1500
rpm. A lambswool or foam mop is suitable for this.
This process should be continued until the surface is
free from scratches and shows a high gloss.
APPLICATION OF KANTSTIK CURE FAST
After the mould surface has been thoroughly cleaned,
Kantstik Cure Fast should be applied either with a cloth
saturated with liquid material or finely sprayed.
In either case, apply a smooth, wet film of the material. Allow approximately 10 to 15 seconds and then
wipe off excess with a separate clean, dry, cotton cloth.
NOTE: Time will vary with room temperature and
mould temperature. The object is to wipe off just before
solvent starts to evaporate. If left on too long and the
coating dries, some smearing may result when wiping
off. If smearing does occur, simply remove the smears
with a cloth saturated with the liquid material and proceed with the wiping operation a bit sooner.
Repeat above procedure and after a minimum of 3-5
coats have been applied, allow 20 to 40 minutes for full
cure.
Stage 4
Apply Mirrorglaze 3 (MO364 Machine Glaze) or
Farécla Profile 600 Professional machine Glaze in strips
approximately 12" apart. Spread the product evenly
over the mould surface (or apply to pad of orbital
buffer) and continue buffing until the material breaks
down.
Stage 5
MO811 Release Wax or M87H High Temp Release
Wax or Honeywax, this should be applied by hand
using a soft cloth. It is not possible to use a power
polisher. The wax should be applied in the manner one
would use to polish a car. Rub the polish over an area
approximately two feet square, then polish the film
surface with a new cloth. After applying wax to the
entire surface polish again, sighting across the surface
to check that no smears are left.
This process should be repeated at six hour intervals
to give a total of three complete waxings.
Hard work is required, but the results will
pay dividends.
TESTING FOR PROPER APPLICATION
A simple test to confirm the proper application and
coverage of the Kantstik Cure Fast is to attach a small
piece of masking tape to a number of different areas of
the mould to determine how much resistance is
required to remove the tape. If the surface is treated
properly, there should be very little resistance when
removing the tape as compared to the same test on a
clean or untreated mould surface.
Note
When polishing, care must be taken to remove all
wax. If it is possible, a mould after waxing should be
left overnight to avoid a blooming of the surface, before
applying the gelcoat.
The above instructions are given as a general guide,
but experience will indicate when it is necessary to
rewax.
If there is any doubt whether a moulding will release
easily owing to an imperfect surface or other reason,
one of the Downland release agents should be used.
TOUCH-UP COATS
Once in production, the release film will begin to
wear. Rather than apply a touch-up coat once the parts
begin to stick, it is better to do preventative maintenance.
For example, if trials determine that 20 releases are
obtainable between touch-up coats, it is better to reapply a touch-up coat after every 15 cycles or at the end
of every second shift if, for example, the moulds are
being turned 8 times per shift.
The above described action will keep the moulds in
production longer and help establish a routine of quality
preventative maintenance.
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COATING PATCH REPAIRS
Prior to repairing a patch, make sure the release is
removed within a 3 to 4 inch area around the area to be
repaired. Note: Semi-permanent releases must be
removed with a mild abrasive as well as with a solvent
wipe. If not, the patch will not bond properly to the surface and will break away.
Once the patch is cured, treat the area as a new
mould:
1: Clean with Kantstik Mould Cleaner
2: Apply a minimum of 3-4 coats of Kantstik
Cure Fast and cure
Touch up the patched area with Kantstik Cure Fast
(one coat) every other cycle for the first 4 to 6 releases.
Remember, the patch is weaker than the rest of the
mould and will require extra attention for the first few
cycles.
Further, a touch-up coat (other than patch repair)
should usually be done over the entire mould. This
eliminates having to retouch another area that is wearing on the next cycle. However, there may be some
areas of surface draft, etc. that may require a touch-up
more frequently.
For example:
Touch up complete mould every 15 cycles
Touch up small area with bad draft every 8 cycles
A guide to cure times
MATERIAL
PROPORTION
RTV 25C+FLEXIL S
20:1
RTV 25C+FLEXIL S+TIXO T1A 20:1+2%
POTLIFE
75 mins
45 mins
DEMOULD
16 hours
16 hours
Note 1. 20:1 = 100g to 5g.
20:1 + 2% = 100g to 5grms + 2.1grms.
Note 2. Complete cure to full Shore A hardness will
take 24 hours.
Note 3. Above times are approximate and are determined at a room temperature of 20˚C (68˚F).
Deaeration
To ensure the production of void-free moulds RTV
25C+FLEXIL S should be degassed under vacuum after
mixing. Using a vacuum of 29"Hg. the material will
expand to 4-5 times its original volume, crest and
recede approximately to the initial level: a film coating
along container sides will be evident above the original
volume. After an additional 1-2 minutes the deaeration
cycle is complete regardless of any bubbles that may
be still breaking on the surface.
If a vacuum degassing system is not available,
satisfactory quality can often be produced by placing
the poured mould on a vibrating table or painting a thin
layer of rubber on to a pattern and 'working' it with a
brush for several minutes before pouring the bulk of
the rubber.
The Kantstik Cure Fast is designed to blend into itself
very easily and operator experience will quickly determine the number of cycles between spot and complete
touch-up. For a spot touch-up, only the 10 minute
room temperature cure time is needed.
Whenever the mould is stripped, reapply the Kantstik
Cure Fast as described.
Conventional Moulds
1. Stick original pattern down on baseboard.
2. Fill in any gaps between pattern and baseboard
with plasticine or plaster type product.
3. Build a liquid-tight wall around pattern approx.
10-12mm away from pattern and 12-15mm higher than
the highest point of the pattern to form a casting box.
4. Calculate the amount of rubber required to
surround the pattern and completely fill the casting box
cavity. A cavity of 100ml will require 130grms of rubber
to fill it. A cavity of 20 cubic inches will require
330grms (approx. 3/4lb) to fill it.
5. Carefully and thoroughly mix together the required
amounts of RTV 25C and Flexil S. Degass under
vacuum or stand on a vibrating table for 10 minutes.
6. If degassing is not possible brush a thin layer of
RTV 25C/Flexil S over the mould surface and pierce or
brush away any air bubbles that appear over a 10
minute period.
7. Pour the remainder of the rubber into the casting
box ensuring that the highest point of the pattern is
covered. To minimise any air entrapment the rubber
should be poured slowly in one corner of the casting
box and allowed to gradually spread and flow over the
pattern.
8. When the rubber has hardened (16 hours) it may
be removed from the casting box by removing the walls
and lifting pattern and mould from the base. The
mould should then be carefully peeled back and the
pattern removed.
9. The mould life will be increased if it can be left to
age for 24 hours before the first casting is made in it.
PRODUCT HANDLING
It is important that the materials be left in the factory
containers,as the product is susceptible to moisture
contamination of left open, or if the material is transferred to the wrong type of container.
The material should always be clear. If cloudiness is
detected, the material is contaminated and should be
discarded via proper disposal methods.
SILICONE RUBBER RTV 25C & FLEXIL S
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
RTV 25C with Flexil S and TIXO T1A can be used to
produce flexible but tough moulds from almost any stable surfaced material, without the use of a release
agent.
Mixing
RTV 25C should be carefully mixed with Flexil S in
the proportions of 20:1 by weight. It is suggested that
to ensure perfect mixing the 2 materials are firstly
mixed in one container, then transferred to a second
container and remixed, with any unmixed material in
the first container being scraped from sides or base
and transferred with a pallet knife.
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10. With some large and irregularly shaped moulds it
will be advantageous to build a wooden casting box
that can be dissembled to remove the mould and then
re-assembled to act as a frame and support for the
mould.
4. Mix together RTV 25C, Flexil S and TIXO TA1
Thixotropic additive.
5. Degass if possible.
6. Apply the mixed rubber to the pattern surface
using a brush to stipple into fine detail and a trowel or
pallet knife for the bulk. The average mould thickness
is 3-4mm for small moulds and 5-6mm for larger ones.
A 5mm layer of rubber can be applied quite readily. If a
second layer is required it should be added when the
first is cured but still sticky.
7. Small moulds may be self supporting or may
be supported in sand but for larger moulds the best
support method is normally to make a split shell mould
in glassfibre or possibly plaster of paris, A split mould
has to have its split or splits on a line that will enable a
rigid mould to be removed without being affected by
undercuts. An obvious example is a sphere where the
split would have to be on the centre line to avoid either
half being undercut. To make a split shell form a flange
on the pattern using hardboard, cardboard, plasticine
or almost any self-supporting material and make a GRP
laminate around the first part of the mould and the
flange. Allow the first laminate to cure, remove flangemaking material and make a second GRP laminate
around the second part of the mould and pre-formed
flange. When the second laminate has cured drill
boltholes through the flanges and strip the separate
split shells from the rubber mould. N.B. When making
a GRP shell on a silicone rubber mould it is not
necessary to use a release agent but it is essential that
some form of release is applied both to the original
flange material and the moulded GRP flange before
making the second shell. When the rubber mould is
removed from the pattern the shell is assembled
around it and bolted together using the previously
drilled holes.
8. To remove the rubber mould from its pattern or
castings made in it simply lubricate the outside using
French chalk or a mixture of detergent and water and
turn the mould inside-out over and off the object as if
removing a kitchen glove.
Some objects, such as a model horse standing on
its four legs can be particularly difficult regarding
mould making and casting. A suggested method is
as follows:
A. Stick the horse down on its 4 legs using glue or
plasticine. A 'light' pattern must be fastened down very
securely as it will tend to float out of the liquid silicone
rubber).
B. Form a casting box and proceed as numbers 3-7
above.
C. When the rubber has hardened remove casting
box and mould from base and turn upside down.
D. With a very sharp knife make a central cut from
horses head down to the body and to the base of tail.
Then cut from centre line down to body and out to
each leg. This will enable the mould to be opened up
and the pattern and subsequent castings be removed
with minimal difficulty.
With the mould inverted the cut should be as shown.
There are various well-publicised methods of making
rubber split moulds which all involve pouring a layer of
rubber, waiting for it to solidify and then pouring a
subsequent layer, at least part of which will be in
contact with the first layer. When adopting this type of
process it is essential that any cured rubber that will
have an uncured rubber in contact with it is covered
with a thin film of petroleum jelly thinned with white
spirits to ensure that they do not stick together.
FLEXIL PVC HOT MELT COMPOUNDS
Flexil Hot Melt Compound is a castable material
based on vinyl resin. Available in two different grades
of hardness H.G. Blue, a hard grade and S.G. Natural,
a soft grade. The two can be used separately or mixed
together to give a range of intermediate hardnesses.
It is designed for the manufacture of flexible moulds
for casting polyester resin, as well as for glass fibre
laminates. It has good tensile strength and is a resilient
compound with a melting point of about 150°C.
Moulds from Flexil give faithful reproductions of the
model; rough surfaces will reproduce rough, while
glossy or polished surfaces will leave the mould face
with original degree of gloss or polish. Flexil moulds
allow greater versatility in design, either functional
or decorative, because the extraction problems
associated with rigid moulds are not present.
Moulds can be washed with soapy water to remove
dust or the remains of previous castings - the oily
Skin Moulding
Skin moulds are usually used to reproduce objects
that are highly detailed and comparatively tall and thin
rather than flat or squat. They are advantageous as
there is no split mark but a disadvantage is that they
usually require a split support shell.
1. Stick original pattern down on a baseboard that is
at least 25mm larger all around than the pattern.
2. Fill in any gaps between patterns and baseboard
with plasticine or plaster.
3. Calculate the amount of rubber needed to make
the mould by working out the mould surface area in
square centimetres, and allowing one gram of rubber to
3 square centimetres of mould surface for patterns up
to 150mm high, and one gram of rubber to 2 square
centimetres above 150mm.
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surface makes it unnecessary to treat moulds before
casting since it acts as a mould release, but care
should be taken to avoid the excessive use of strong
detergents which may remove the oil film, Organic
solvents should not be used to clean a mould since
even if they do not dissolve the compound, they may
be taken up in small quantities causing the mould
surface to swell and distort. When Flexil moulds are fitted in plaster cases for storage, the inside of the case
should be coated with a solution of shellac to prevent
the plasticizer to the Flexil form being absorbed by the
plaster case.
Open or Flood Moulds
Open or flood moulds are very simple to make; the
model, provided it is in low relief as a panel, can be
moulded in the following manner. The panel is laid on
a flat surface and a retaining wall of clay or wood built
round it an inch higher than the highest point of the
model. Flexil is then poured between the wall and the
model in a continuous stream to avoid trapped air and
splashes.
Pouring a Mould
When all the material has melted to a thin liquid, the
Flexil should be poured quickly into the mould box,
without stopping, until it is filled to the top. Care
should be taken not to pour on to the model. The
stream should flow down the side of the encasement
to avoid splashing and trapping air. The danger of
premature gelling during pouring is not very great,
and slightly gelled Flexil will still give excellent
reproduction. Checking the temperature with a
thermometer reading to 200°C is recommended as
this will help to prevent the compounds being poured
above their recommended temperatures.
Remelting
When a mould is damaged or worn out it is cut up
and pieces inspected for cleanliness - dirt can be
washed off without affecting the Flexil compound.
After any necessary cleaning the material is ready for
re-melting and re-use. Flexil can be re-melted 25 - 30
times before it loses its elasticity.
Methods of Melting Small Quantities
Small quantities of Flexil can be melted in an air bath
similar to a glue pot or porringer but without water or
oil in the other vessel, since boiling water is not hot
enough to melt the compounds. When using this
device the contents must be stirred frequently, and
only quantities of up to 5lb (2.2kg) can be melted.
The Flexil should be cut into small pieces and a small
quantity placed in the tin, the compound being stirred
while being heated. When the first charge begins to
liquify, a further few pieces should be added with
further stirring; this procedure should be repeated until
all the hot melt compound has melted.
Treatment of the Mould
If the mould is faulty, owing to blemishes on the
master, or air, which has come out of the model, it can
be repaired by touching up with a hot knife. A tear in
the mould can be repaired by the same method.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USE OF METALLIC
JEWELS IN G.R.P. MOULDINGS
The most attractive appearance of Metallic Jewels
is when they appear to glitter from behind a shiny
glass-like surface, with a completely random orientation
of the individual particles. It is therefore preferable to
have a very good finish in the working mould to help
obtain the best surface gloss on the resultant moulding.
A thin layer of clear, unpigmented gel coat should
preferably be applied evenly to the mould and allowed
to cure. The more evenly it is applied, the better.
This gelcoat helps to provide a deep gloss, and in
applications where cost is critical, can be dispensed
with, although a less impressive finish will be obtained.
The Metallic Jewels are then mixed into a further clear
thixotropic gelcoat resin, at a loading of around 12.5%
by weight (i.e. 1lb Metallic Jewels per 8lb of gelcoat).
This gelcoat should be applied to the mould in such a
way that the Metallic Jewels are evenly distributed.
Certainly the best (and quickest) method is spray
application, but if no spray equipment is available, the
gel coat can be 'stippled' on, taking care to ensure that
the particles are distributed in such a way that they do
not follow and hence show up brush marks. It is worth
mentioning that if this coat is applied by brushing in the
normal way, the Metallic Jewels will lie down in the
direction of the brush movement and the resultant
colour effect will be comparable to that of a grass lawn
mown in different directions; the 'stippling' is therefore
necessary to destroy this effect which would give a
very false and unpleasing finish.
The gelcoat thixotropy is important to hinder
settlement of the Metallic Jewels and avoids 'runs'.
Melted Larger Quantities
A range of melting appliances designed for use with
Flexil Hot Melt Compounds is available. All are
electrically heated and thermostatically controlled, and
are the safest and most efficient means of melting the
material without danger from over-heating and burning.
This controlled heating results in the life of Flexil being
increased by up to 40%. Models of 5, 12 and 20
gallons (22.7, 54.5 and 90.9ltr.) capacity (50, 120 and
200lb (23, 44 and 90kg) Flexil respectively designed for
users of large quantities of Flexil, are fitted with a quick
melting device making it possible to melt about 35lb
(16kg) of Flexil an hour.
Mould Making
A model of almost any rigid material can be used
provided it does not soften at the melting point of
the compound - thermoplastic resins are therefore
unsuitable. Porous materials such as dry plaster of
paris and wood, should be sealed or otherwise treated
to prevent entrapped air escaping and marring the
mould by bubble formation. Bulky metal parts should
be warmed to counteract any chilling of the Flexil.
China and glass objects should be carefully warmed
beforehand to prevent breakages when the hot
compound is poured over them. Cement or cast stone
objects, which are usually large, are best used water
wet. They should be soaked for several hours, dried
superficially and used as masters without preparation.
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Nevertheless, the Metallic Jewels may still settle in the
mixing pot, so regular stirring is necessary. When
applying by a spray gun which has the resin pot
mounted in the gun, two ball bearings dropped in
the pot will maintain dispersion if the gun is shaken
regularly during application.
When the Metallic Jewel coat has been applied and
allowed to cure, lay up can proceed in the normal way.
However, the laminating resin should be pigmented in a
colour to match the Metallic Jewels in the gelcoat.
This pigmentation is important, and provides a
'back-up' to the Metallic Jewels in the small areas
where the Metallic Jewel particles have not given
coverage (namely, between the individual particles).
An exact colour match for the laminating resin
pigment is unnecessary (and anyway, virtually
unobtainable). If, for instance, Royal Blue (15E) Metallic
Jewels are used, a blue pigment should be chosen for
the back-up resin, in a colour as near to the Metallic
Jewel Royal Blue as possible. If a choice has to be
made between a paler blue than the Royal Blue (15E)
or darker than it, the darker one should be used, as
this causes the Metallic Jewels to 'stand out' better.
It is not necessary to use polychromatic colours for
backing-up in the laminating resin. The leading
suppliers for polyester pigment pastes can normally
recommend a suitable colour to match Metallic Jewels.
Should any difficulties or queries arise, do please
contact us, when you can be assured of our very best
attention and efforts to assist.
N.B. Our Polycon Gelcoat Spray Gun is particularly
well suited to the application of metallic jewels.
Please see page number 10 for details.
DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN USING POLYCORE
Do’s
1. Pre-cut Polycore to fit the mould.
2. Calculate the amount of resin to be used for the
Polycore. (See product data sheet for details).
3. Ensure the Polycore is fully wet out.
4. Apply a layer of glass mat on top of the Polycore
before the resin cures.
5. Up to three layers of Polycore may be placed
directly on top of each other - reduce catalyst levels to
avoid a build-up of exotherm.
Don’ts
1. Never place Polycore against the gel coat layer.
2. Do not use Polycore as the final layer in a
laminate
3. Keep solvents such as acetone and methylene
chloride away from Polycore, as this will inhibit
the cure.
4. Do not overlap Polycore, but pre-cut to butt join.
STORAGE OF POLYCORE
1. Keep Polycore dry at all times.
2. Store away from direct heat.
3. Store Polycore rolls vertically to avoid
compressing the product and so affecting thickness.
THE USE OF 32032-00 CLEAR
CASTING RESIN
32032-00 Clear Casting Resin is used to make clear
castings which may also encapsulate small items such
as coins and flowers.
To get the best clarity it is essential that moulds and
mixing and measuring equipment are kept perfectly
clean. As the curing of 32032-00 will vary dependent
upon age of resin, volume of casting, and ambient temperature we suggest that before encapsulating a valuable object tests should first be carried out using identical conditions and resin from the same batch.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING POLYCORE
1. Polycore may be used in hand lay-up or spray-up
techniques using conventional equipment.
2. Polycore should be cut to shape using scissors
or knife.
3. After waxing the mould, gel coat is applied in the
normal way and left to gel.
4. Apply resin to the mould.
5. Position the first layer of chopped strand mat.
6. Saturate the glass mat with resin and roll out
thoroughly.
7. Apply additional resin onto the rolled out mat layer
and position the Polycore onto the wet resin.
8. Add resin from the top surface to complete the
wetting out process and roll out.
9. Polycore should be butt-jointed and after
saturation, will stretch to form a neat joint.
10. It is vital to fully wet out the Polycore.
(See product date sheet for resin consumption figures).
11. It is impossible to over wet Polycore, as the
excess resin will flow to the surface and can be
absorbed by the next layer of glass mat.
DOWNLAND LATEX RUBBER
A SUGGESTED PROCEDURE FOR
MANUFACTURING RUBBER MOULDS FOR
CASTING POLYESTER ORNAMENTS
The basic model used for moulding with latex rubber
should be made from a good quality plaster of paris.
The plaster model should have a plaster base with a
minimum thickness of 13mm. If the base is not made
at the same time as the model then a base may be
added to the model by using the following procedure:
Make a circular plaster disc to a minimum thickness
of 13mm. Drill a hole through the centre of the base
and fix by a screw. Gaps between the master model
and the base should be filled using a cellulose filler
such as Polyfilla. Plaster must not be used for this
operation. The complete master model plus base
should now be dried thoroughly. The model should
then be placed in an oven at a temperature of
approximately 80°C, until the model is just handleable.
The model is then lowered BASE FIRST slowly into the
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latex compound. This can be achieved by standing the
model on an aluminium tray supported by aluminium
stainless steel or nylon rods or wire. The model is left
completely immersed for a minimum, dwell time of 2
hours. The approximate thickness of latex deposited is
as follows:
DWELL TIME
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours
Moulds
Many castings will have undercuts and therefore
require the use of flexible moulds which can be made
from silicone rubber, latex rubber or PVC compounds,
while rigid GRP moulds can be used if undercuts are
not present.
THICKNESS
1.6 to 2.4mm
3.2 to 4mm
4mm to max.
A SUGGESTED CASTING PROCEDURE
1. Calculate quantities required. Allow 600-1000 grams
gelcoat/resin per M2 and allow 1800-3000 grams
metal per M2
2. The viscosity of the gelcoat determines the amount
of metal that can be combined with it and the ease
with which the gelcoat/metal mixture can be
brushed into the mould surface detail. A good compromise is to make a gelcoat/resin mixture by combining equal parts of gelcoat and non-waxed laminating resin.
e.g.
500 grms GB120H Gelcoat
Mix with 3000g
500grms 440-700 Resin
metal powder
20ml M50 catalyst
Whilst the plaster model is immersed in the latex, it is
advisable to cover the container. This will help prevent
skinning of the latex as well as preventing dirt or dust
settling on the surface.
When the necessary dwell time has elapsed, the
mould should be slowly and evenly withdrawn from the
latex. As a guide the withdrawal rate should be
approximately 50mm every four seconds. The mould
should then be left to air dry in its natural standing
position for at least two hours, when the rubber should
be 'touch dry'. The mould should then be placed in a
drying oven at a temperature of approximately 30°C for
a minimum of three hours.
When dry the mould should be dusted with talc or a
weak detergent/water solution, and stripped from the
plaster model. If the mould is reasonably small, it can
be immersed in a sand-filled container, to prevent any
distortion when the polyester is poured in. For large
moulds it is recommended that a case is made for the
mould out of fibreglass or similar material. This should
be constructed in two halves to facilitate removing the
complete rubber mould and polyester ornament.
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The mixture should be applied to the mould surface
by brush taking care to thoroughly brushout and
stipple into any surface detail. The gelcoat/metal
mixture should be left for 30-90 minutes to cure.
3. The cured gelcoat should be reinforced either by a
resin/filler mixture or a glassfibre laminate.
4. When the casting/laminate is fully cured and
removed from the mould it will require polishing by
firstly rubbing gently with fine (00000 grade) steel
wool to remove the outer skin of resin and then buffing with fine metal polish.
Storage Recommendations
Stored in well-sealed containers, Downland Latex
Compound will keep satisfactorily for at least six
months. The latex must be protected from frost and
should preferably be stored at a temperature above 5°C
(41°F), but not above normal ambient temperatures.
The latex must never be contaminated with copper or
copper-bearing alloys. Latex contaminated in this way
will age rapidly and the compound's usable life will be
seriously impaired. Copper or copper-alloy machine
components should be chromed or exchanged for
non-cuprous replacements.
5. If a ‘bright’ finish is required the exposed metal surface should be wax polished.
6. If an oxidised or verdigris finish is required it can be
obtained by an acid treatment: place the casting in
the open air, cover with a polythene tent and place a
saucer of sulphuric acid beneath the cover.
Gelcoat Repairs
Unfortunately even the best quality G.R.P. moulding
will occasionally suffer from a hole in the gelcoat where
the reinforcement was incorrectly applied.
These holes are very difficult and probably impossible
to repair so that they are completely invisible, but
we feel that the following notes will enable the best
possible result to be obtained.
SIMULATED METAL SURFACES
(Cold Cast Metal)
Polyester resins and finely ground metal powders can
be combined to produce very realistic simulations of
metal castings. The basic requirements for successful
casting are extremely simple but tend more to be an
artistic process rather than an engineering discipline.
The best, most realistic effects are obtained by mixing as much metal powder as possible into a
gelcoat/resin mixture but from an economics point of
view the normal mixture for copper based metals is 3
parts metal to 1 part resin by weight.
1. Carefully remove all loose gelcoat with sharp
scraper or pricker.
2. Wash out the hole with a perfectly clean brush
wetted with perfectly clean acetone.
DO NOT subsequently touch the hole as natural oils
from the skin will cause a black ring to appear
around the edge of the hole.
3. Make up a gelcoat mixture using exactly the same
pigment and catalyst percentages as was used for
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the original gelcoat. To simplify accurate pigment
and catalyst % addition we suggest a mix of at
least 100grms.
N.B. If just a small amount of gelcoat is used and
catalyst added by guesswork the probable
over- catalysing will result in a green tinge.
mould and application of the release agent by spraying
or by means of a sponge, rather than with a brush, will
probably give the best results. RELEASE AGENT MUST
BE ALLOWED TO DRY.
The next stage in preparing the mould from the pattern involves the application of a layer of gel coat resin.
This will give a surface on the mould free from glass
reinforcement and reproducing the glossy finish of the
pattern. It is often desirable to colour this gel coat so
that when the final mould is in use, it will be easy to see
if thin areas are present as gel coat is subsequently
applied when making a moulding. Catalyst is added to
the gel coat resin at the rate of 2% (20 cc per kilo of
resin) which is then brushed on under dry conditions
and preferably at a temperature of 18˚C - 20˚C.
About 600 - 700 grm/m2 will give a suitable thickness
of gel coat.
When the gel coat has cured sufficiently, usually after
2-21⁄2 hours, a thin coat of general purpose lay-up resin
is applied to the mould followed by a glass surfacing
tissue, ensuring that there are no voids between this
tissue and the gel coat. The resin is allowed to gel and
the first layer of chopped strand mat (300g/m2 or 1oz/ft2
is then applied together with sufficient lay-up resin to
give a resin/glass ratio of 2 : 1 and 21⁄2 : 1, any trapped
air being removed by use of a paddle roller. Where two
faces meet, the glass will tend to bridge the corner and
should be cut and joined to ensure that this does not
occur. When impregnation has been completed satisfactorily and all air removed, the resin is left to gel and
cure overnight.
On the second day, a layer of thicker glass mat
(450g/m2 or 11⁄2oz/ft2) and resin is applied with similar
precautions and again allowed to cure overnight, followed by a further layer on the following day. When this
has cured, the mould can be built up to the required
thickness with the bulk of the resin and reinforcement,
the amount used depending on the intended life of the
mould. To ensure that the mould will not distort during
removal from the pattern or in subsequent use, stiffeners are incorporated where necessary. These usually
consist of shaped pieces of wood, the areas which they
are to cover being previously wetted with resin and
covered with a layer of glass reinforcement. When the
stiffeners are in position, the resin retaining them is
allowed to cure overnight and next day they are completely covered by a layer of resin and glass mat, so as
to completely enclose the wood, thus preventing any
change in its moisture content which could otherwise
cause warping. As soon as this resin has cured, the
construction of the mould is complete, but, for the best
results it should be allowed to remain on the pattern for
another three or four days. Care should be taken in
removing the mould from the pattern. Wedges of a fairly
soft material such as wood can be used and when
removal is difficult, it is helpful to introduce water
between the mould and the pattern to dissolve away
the release agent. When released from the pattern, the
mould should be carefully inspected for any minor
blemishes and repaired where necessary before being
put into service.
4. Do not put the gelcoat mixture straight into the
hole to be repaired as small pinholes will result brush out the gelcoat on a sheet of polythene and
rebrush at 90°to the first strokes and then scrape up
the brushed out gelcoat and apply it to the repair.
5. Slightly overfill the hole, allow the gel to fully cure
and then carefully rub down and repolish.
INSTRUCTIONS ON GLASSFIBRE
MOULD MAKING
Hand Lay-Up
Hand lay-up is the oldest and simplest method for
producing glass reinforced structures from polyester
resins and is also very frequently used for making the
mould itself from the original master pattern. The mould
can be male or or female depending on the specific
requirements of the article to be moulded, the important factor being that the surface of the moulding which
comes in contact with the mould will be smooth, giving
not only a better appearance, but improved resistance
to weathering or chemical attack. A moulded outer surface, as obtained with a female mould is clearly preferable for articles such as boat hulls or motor car bodies,
whereas a smooth interior surface as provided by a
male mould is required for storage tanks or pipes. A
female mould is preferred for the majority of general
purpose mouldings.
Making the pattern
The pattern is essentially a reproduction of the article
which is to be manufactured and can indeed be an
example of the article itself made from another mould.
It is usually made individually from more easily workable materials which would not withstand the repeated
usage required of the mould. When designing the pattern, it is important to remember that a shape allowing
easy removal of the mould will in turn give a mould permitting easy removal of finished mouldings. For this
reason, a taper of 1˚ – 11⁄2˚ is desirable on vertical faces
and undercuts or sharp corners should be avoided
whenever possible.
The materials commonly used in the construction of
patterns include wood, sheet metal and plaster of
Paris. Before a mould can be made from the pattern,
the surface must be sealed to prevent absorption of
polyester resin by any porous materials. This is usually
achieved by application of seven or eight layers of a
sealer and, when this is dry, sanding and wax polishing
the surface to give a smooth, glossy finish.
Making the Mould
Mould release agent No. 3 is first applied to the pattern. It is important to avoid streaks or bare patches
since these will show as marks on the surface of the
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INSTRUCTIONS ON GLASSFIBRE
MOULDING
450 and 600 g/m2 (1, 11⁄2 and 2oz/ft2) surface tissue or
300g/m2 CSM is often appled directly behind the gel
coat, because it is essential to ensure that all trapped
air is removed and that no voids, such as those produced by the bridging of corners with glass fibres, are
present between the gel coat and the back-up layer.
In the later stages, a heavier weight of glass mat can
be employed to achieve a rapid build-up in the
thickness of the moulding, using sufficient polyester
resin to give an overall resin/glass ratio between 2 : 1
and 2.5 : 1.
1% of catalyst is added to the resin and is applied
generously to the back of the cured gel coat and the
first layer of previously tailored glass mat is laid over
the resin. Impregnation of the glass mat with resin is
then achieved by rolling, so as to bring the resin
through the glass and remove air at the same time. Full
impregnation of the glass mat with resin is best
achieved by the use of spiral bristle or paddle rollers.
During the laminating process, it may be necessary
to apply more resin to the upper surface of the mat but
it is always preferable to apply plenty of resin first and
bring it up through the glass. Forcing of resin into the
mat from above is always liable to introduce unwanted
air bubbles. When a coloured gel coat has been used,
it is better to colour the first application of backing
resin to the same shade because this will assist in concealing any variations in the thickness of the gel coat.
When the first layer of glass mat has been fully
impregnated, further layers of resin and reinforcement
are successively applied using the same technique, but
for thick mouldings it is necessary to proceed in stages,
allowing the resin to cure after each stage. The reason
for this is that a thick layer of reinforcement, fully
impregnated with liquid resin will become unmanageable and the whole laminate will tend to move on the
mould surface during consolidation. A further factor to
be borne in mind is that considerable heat can be
evolved as resin cures due to the ‘exotherm’ and if this
is excessive, warping and discolouration of the moulding can occur and even damage the mould.
At any stage in the moulding process when operations are suspended or when a change from gel coat
resin to lay-up resin or coloured to uncoloured resin is
made, the brushes and rollers should be washed thoroughly in acetone to remove any surplus resin before
this has gelled.
After lay-up of the moulding has been completed, but
before final curing has taken place, the laminate can be
‘green trimmed’ with a sharp knife. If this is not practicable, other trimming techniques can be employed on
the cured moulding after extraction from the mould.
These include the use of hacksaws, files and diamond
wheel trimmers.
As already mentioned an ‘exotherm’ occurs as the
polyester resin cures and all the heat generated in this
process should be allowed to dissipate before the
moulding is removed from the mould. It is preferable to
allow the moulding to mature for several hours and
even better to leave it overnight at this stage. When
fully matured, the moulding is extracted using techniques similar to those described for removing the
mould from the pattern, any trimming needed being
carried out soon after extraction.
Before the mould is used, the surface should first be
washed to remove remains of the release agent and
then coated with Honeywax or Diamond wax and thoroughly polished, three or four treatments being necessary. For the first few mouldings, release agent No. 3
should also be applied, but after several mouldings
have been removed, this treatment becomes less
essential, provided that the use of wax polish is maintained. See instructions on use of mould polishes and
release agents.
When the release agent has dried, a gel coat resin
can be applied. The gel coat forms the surface of the
final moulding and consists of a layer of unreinforced,
fairly flexible polyester resin which performs a variety of
functions. In addition to preventing the protusion of
glass fibres from the moulding surface, the gel coat
provides a smooth, resilient coating which can be
coloured and which provides improved protection
against weathering or chemical attack. General purpose
gel coat resins are pre-accelerated and are always
highly thixotropic, in rather the same way that modern
non-drip paints are thixotropic, so that their application
to vertical or inclined surfaces is not followed by
drainage. Gel coat resins are coloured by adding a suitable quantity of the appropriate colour paste. The
amount of colour paste added may be up to 10% by
weight on the gel coat and must be thoroughly mixed
to ensure even distribution. At the same time, it is necessary to avoid the introduction of air bubbles which
could show up as pinholes in the surface of the finished
moulding, a folding action often giving the best results
in this respect.
The catalyst is added after the colour paste, at the
rate of 2%, and is mixed in thoroughly in the same way,
so as to avoid the introduction of air bubbles. The
catalysed gel coat resin is applied to the mould surface
by means of a soft brush, but since the object is to
obtain uniform coverage by applying only one fairly
thick layer of gel coat, the material should be spread on
the mould and not brushed out, a ‘painting’ action
being avoided. The final cured gel coat should have a
thickness of about 0.4mm (0.015") corresponding to the
application of 600 g/m2 (2 oz/ft2).
Provided that the curing conditions are satisfactory,
with the temperature exceeding 15˚C (59˚F) and the
humidity low, backing up of the gel coat can be commenced between one and two hours after its application. This period will however, be longer in some circumstances, when, for example, the design involves
deep cavities where air circulation is restricted and curing of the gel coat is consequently much slower.
Inversion of the mould sometimes helps on such occasions. The backing up process involves the successive
application and impregnation with polyester resin of
several layers of glassfibre. Chopped strand mat (CSM)
is almost always used, although several other types of
glass reinforcement are available, including woven
glass cloth, for example, which are employed for special applications.
Chopped strand mat (CSM) is produced in several
different weights, those commonly available being 300,
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Fault Finding and Remedies
Many thousands of G.R.P. mouldings are produced
every year, most of them without problems, but the
process involves a chemical reaction, and the departure
from the recommended conditions may lead to faulty
mouldings. This section offers a guide in tabular form to
the faults most likely to be encountered in G.R.P.
moulding and to the remedies likely to be effective in
overcoming them.
Many of the problems encountered in G.R.P. production can be traced to undercure of the polyester resin
often due to damp operating conditions or low workshop temperatures. It is important to ensure that the
workshop temperature does not fall below 15˚C (59˚F)
and that the humidity is not excessive. The occurrence
of rejects is often associated with congested working
conditions. It is, for example, almost impossible to produce high quality mouldings in a workshop where the
laying down of gel coats and trimming or sanding operations, leading to dusty conditions, are being carried
out simultaneously.
Fault
Possible causes
Suggested remedies
Wrinkling, rippling or
orange peel effect
Undercure of gel coat
I Check catalyst addition and efficiency of mixing
II Apply thicker film of gel coat
III Avoid operation under cold, damp conditions
Blistering
(a) Air trapped between gel coat
Apply generous layer of resin over gel coat so
that on laying up air is forced through the glass
mat and lay-up
(b) Contamination with water
or solvent
Ensure complete removal of cleaning solvents or
water, from brushes and rollers
Fish eyes
(lace curtain effect)
Gel coat not wetting mould
adequately
I Avoid use of mould waxes or polishes
containing silicone.
II Use No. 3 release agent
Colour streaking
Separation of components of
colour system
I Check mixing of colour pastes
II Check colour paste recommendations with
supplier
III Consider spray application
Fibre pattern
(a) Gel coat too thin
(b) Gel coat undercured
Ensure even and adequate gel coat
I Avoid applications under cold, damp
conditions
II Allow adequate time for hardening a gel coat
before commencing lay-up
Ensure adequate cure of moulding before
extraction
(c) Premature extraction of
moulding from mould
Pinholing
(a) Air bubbles trapped in gel
coat film
(b) Dust particles on mould surface
I Avoid beating air into gel coat when adding
catalyst or colour paste
II Lay gel coat with light, even strokes and avoid
stippling action
Remove all traces of dust before laying gel coat
Flaking gel coat
Faulty adhesion between gel
coat and lay-up
Avoid leaving gel coated mould for longer than
12 hours before applying lay-up
Star cracking
Impact on reverse of laminate
Gel coat too thick
Sink marks
Shrinkage over rib or insert
Allow laminate to cure partially before moulding
in ribs or inserts
Distorted or
discoloured areas
Excessive exotherm
I Adjust accelerator/catalyst system
II Reduce thickness laid up at one time
(use lighter CSM and more layers)
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Fault
Possible causes
Suggested remedies
Delamination
(a) Insufficient resin
(b) Poor wetting-out of glass mat
Poor hardness and low
rigidity
Undercure
Tacky reverse surface
(milky white film on
exposure to water)
Undercure of surface exposed
to air
Distortion
Shrinkage in large, flat areas
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I Ensure even and adequate resin application
II Roll more carefully
I Check catalyst addition
II Avoid laying-up under cold, damp conditions
III Ensure that glass mat is not stored under damp
conditions
Use resin with wax additive for final coat
I Ensure that ribs incorporated in moulding are
adequate
II Make sure that cure is adequate before removing
laminate from mould or former
III Balance gel coat by applying resin rich layer to
reverse side of moulding
IV Modify mould design to compensate for bowing
of moulding
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Catalyst or Accelerator Additions
1
Resin
Kg.
⁄2%
11⁄2%
1%
g.
2%
3%
Millilitres (Cubic Centimetres)
50
0.25
0.5
0.75
1
1.5
100
0.5
1
1.5
2
3
150
0.75
1.5
2.25
3
4.5
200
1.0
2
3
4
6
250
1.25
2.5
3.75
5
7.5
300
1.5
3
4.5
6
9
350
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
10.5
400
2.00
4
6.00
8
12
450
2.25
4.5
6.75
9
13.5
500
2.5
5
7.5
10
15
1
5
10
15
20
30
2
10
20
30
40
60
3
15
30
45
60
90
4
20
40
60
80
120
5
25
50
75
100
150
Pigment Additions
Resin
Kg.
2%
4%
5%
g
6%
8%
10%
Grammes
50
1
2
2.5
3
4
5
100
2
4
5
6
8
10
150
3
6
7.5
9
12
15
200
4
8
10
12
16
20
250
5
10
12.5
15
20
25
300
6
12
15
18
24
30
350
7
14
17.5
21
28
35
400
8
16
20
24
32
40
450
9
18
22.5
27
36
45
500
10
20
25
30
40
50
1
20
40
50
60
80
100
2
40
80
100
120
160
200
3
60
120
150
180
240
300
4
80
160
200
240
320
400
5
100
200
250
300
400
500
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CSM Wheel Cutter
Cutting and Sanding Discs
Cutters
INDEX
D
Diamond Burrs
Diamond Hole Saws
Diamond Tipped Cengar Blades
Diamond Tipped Drills
Diamond Tipped jigsaw Blades
Diamond Wheels
Diamond Wheel Trimmers
Dip Cans
Dip Tank, Treadle Operated
Dispenser, Catalyst
Dispensers, Hand Cream
Dispensers, Resin
Disposable Clothing
Dowels, Mould
Drager Multi Gas Detector
Drills, Pnuematic
Drum Bung Remover
Drum Handlers
Drum Heater
Drum Heating Jacket
Drum Lifters
Drum Stands
Drum Taps
Drum Trolleys
Dust Extractors
Dust Masks
A
Abrasive Bands and Band Holders
Abrasive Paper Wet/Dry
Accelerator
Acetone
Acetone Containers
Acetone Drum Pumps
Acetone Recovery Unit
Acetone Taps
Air Line Connectors
Air Line Filters
Air Line Fittings
Air Line Filter and Lubricator Unit
Air Line Lubricator
Air Line Oil
Air Shield Visor
Aluminium Oxide Abrasive Paper
Amine Accelerator
Aprons
Auto Dispensers
Autocat Gel Spray Gun
64
64
52
64
34
13
12
34/45
23
23
23
23
23
22
41
64
52
37
64
11
B
Backing Pads
Balsa Core Material
Barcol Hardness Tester
Barrier Cream
Barrier Powder
Barrel Roller
Bench Mixers
Bench Trimmer
Benzoyl Peroxide
Blades, Cengarette
Blow Gun
Bluestripe Rollers
Bolt Rollers
Bonding Paste
Bosch Jigsaws
Brushes
Buckets, Polyproplene
Bung Remover
Burnishing Compounds
68
58
65
42
41
21
16
26
51
31
23
20
21
50
31
18
65
44
58
33
33
31
35
31
32,33
24,25,26,27
35
34
17,64
42
8,9
36
70
39
30
44
44
46
46
44
43
45
43
28,29
39,40
E
Ear Defenders
EPI Mixer
Epoxy Proportioning Pump
Export
Eye Shields
Eye Wash Station
39
16
8
3
38
38
Farécla Polishes
Filler, BLH
Filler Compound
Filler, Fillite
Filler, 3M Glass Bubbles
Filler, Q Cel
Filler, Syloid 224
Filler, Talc
Fillet Rubbers
Fillet Wax
Fillite Filler
Flat Roofing Trims
Flexil-S
Flexil Hot Melt Compound
Flexible Mould Materials
Foam Polishing Mops
Foam Resin
Foam Units
Foam Sheet, Polyurethane
Fume Masks
59
56
67
57
57
56
56
56
72
72
57
55
62
63
62
67
58
7
58
43
F
C
Catalyst
Catalyst Dispensers
Cellotape (see Polyprop)
Cengar Saw
Chopped Strands
Chopped Strand Mat
Chopper Units
Claims
Cobalt Accelerator
Cold Casting Book
Colour Pastes
Contract Orders
Core Material
Corner Roller
72
65
24,27
51
17/64
65
31
54
54
4
3
52
53
52
3
58
18
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G
Gelcoat Brushes
Gelcoat Resin
Gelcoat Spray Gun
Glassfibre Reinforcement
Glassfibre Tape
Glass Bubbles, 3M
Glass Mat CSM Wheel Cutter
Gloves, Polythene, Rubber, Heavy Duty
and Leather
Goggles
Golden Wax
18
49,53
10,11
54
55
57
72
Hand Barrier Creams
Hand Cleaners
Hardener, Catalyst
Hardness Tester, Barcol
Health & Safety at Work Act
Heating Jackets
Heavy Duty Diamond Wheel Trimmer
Holesaws
Honeywax
Hoods
Humidity Meter
42
41
51
65
73
46
27,28
33
60
37
66
38
37
60
H
15
61
6
50
Jig Saws
Jig Saw Blades
31
31
Kantstik
Knives, Palette
Knives, Trimming
61
67
37
70
Overalls
Overboots
36
37
P
Paddle Rollers
18
Paint Spray Gun
32
Palette Knives
67
Paper Polishing Cloth
67
Paper Rope Former
68
Paper Wipers
42
Particle Masks
39
Perspex Polishes
60
Plasticine
67
Plastic Mixing Pots
67
Pneumatic Drills
30
Pneumatic Router
27
Polishers
28,29
Polishing Mop, Foam
67
Polycon Gel Gun
10
Polycore
58
Polyester Pigments
52
Polyester Resins
47/50
Polyester Topcoat
49
Polyproplene Buckets
65
Polythene Aprons
37
Polyurethane & Polyurea Dispensing Systems
7
Polyurethane Foam Resin
58
Polyurethane Foam Sheet, Scoreboard
58
Polyurethane Foam Sheet
58
Portable Spray System
6
Powder Gelcoat
49
Pressure Fed Roller
5
Protective Clothing
36
Protective Disposable Clothing
36
P.T.F.E. Rollers
19
K
71
L
67
18
38
62,84
70
70
M
M.E.K.P.
Mallet, Rubber
Masks, Fume
Masking Tape
Mat Cutter
Measuring Cylinders
Meguiar’s Ultimate Wipe
Metallic Jewels
Metal Powders
Metal Washer Rollers
Methylene Chloride
Mixer, In Drum
Mixer EPI
Mixer, In Tank
Mixers
Mixing Pots, Plastic
Neoprene Aprons
70
O
J
Lambswool Polishing Mops
Laminating Brushes
Latex Gloves
Latex Rubber
Locating Dowels
Location Clamps
16
20
23
59
59
70
70
73
60
61
60
66
66
5
36
N
I
In Drum Mixer
Industrial Mould Wax
Injection Unit
Injection Resin
Mixing Tanks
Mohair Rollers
Moisture Traps
Mould Burnishing Compound
Mould Burnishing Liquid
Mould Clamp
Mould Location Dowels
Mould Polishes, the use of
Mould Release Agents
Mould Release System
Mould Waxes
Mould Wedges
Moulding Release Valve
Multi-colour gel coat system
Multi-Gas Detector
Mutton Cloth
51
68
40
66
71
66
65
53,80,81
53,84,85
20
66
15
16
15
14,15,16
67
R
Racing Car Seat Kit
Release Agents
Release Agent Spray Gun
Resin, Casting
Resin Catalyst Dispensing Unit
Resin Drum Pump
Resin, Fire Retardent
86
68
61
10
50
9
13
50
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Resin, Fire Retardent, Gelcoat
Resin, Gelcoat
Resin Glass Spray Unit
Resin Injection
Resinkleen
Resinkleen Dispenser
Resin, Lay Up
Resin Roof-lighting
Resin Taps
Resin Transfer Pumps
Respirators Dust
Respirators Fume
Rollers Bolt
Rollers Corner
Rollers Metal Washer
Rollers P.T.F.E.
Rollers Paddle
Rollers Spiral Bristle
Rollers Spring
Rollers Steel Ribbed
Rollers Woolpile
Rollers 12˝
Roof Trims
Routers
Roving
Rubber Aprons
Rubber Backing Pad
Rubber Mallets
Rubber Rubbing Down Blocks
Rubbing Compounds
49
49
4
6
41
41
50
50
45
13
40
40
21
18
20
19
18
19
18
19
20
21
55
27
55
37
68
68
68
59
T
70
46
16
45
3
70
71
62
50
34
26
71
71
Vacuum Degassing Unit
Vacuum Sealing Strip
Vacuum Machine
63
71
31
Wall Mounted Catalyst Dispenser
Warning Signs
Wax Additives
Wax Fillet
Wax Fillet Rubbers
Wax Sheet
Wedges, Mould
Wet Dry Silicon Carbide Paper
Wet Laminate Gauge
Wheel Arbor
Wire Brush
Woolpile Rollers
Woven Roving
Woven Glass Tape
17
69
53
72
72
71
66
64
9
33
72
20
55
55
V
W
S
Safety and Warning Signs
Safety Dip Cans
Safety Drum Taps
Safety Knives
Safety Storage and Dispensing Cans
Sanders
Sanding Discs
Scales
Scissors
Scoreboard
Scrapers
Shears
Sheet Wax
Silicone Rubber
Silicone Carbide Rubbing Down Paper
Single Washer Roller
Small Orders
Solvent Recovery Unit
Somrib
Speedtrim
Spiral Bristle Rollers
Spray Gun, Gelcoat
Spray Gun, Release Agent
Spring Balance
Spring Rollers
Steel Dowels
Steel Ribbed Rollers
Stockinette
Storage Cans
Styrene Monomer
Surfacing Mat
Tack Rags
Tank Heater
Tank Mixer
Taps
Terms of Business
Thermometers
Thickness Wax (Sheet)
Tixo Additive
Tooling Resin
Treadle Operated Dip Tank
Trimmers
Trimming Knives, Green
Trimming Knives, Stanley
69
35
34
71
38
28,29
68
69
69
58
68
69
71
62,74,75
64
18
3
12
68
25
19
10,11
10
69
18
70
19
70
35
70
55
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Success
in GRP
TWELFTH EDITION
K & C MOULDINGS (ENGLAND) LIMITED
Produced by Orchard Design 01379 687470
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Telephone: (01379) 642660 Fax: (01379) 650304
www.kcmouldings.co.uk
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