Detailed Product Description:
Vinylester resins are often described as the best of both worlds between
polyester and epoxy resins, falling between polyester and epoxy with
regard to cost, physical properties and processing characteristics.
Vinylesters are more precisely “epoxy acrylates” which helps to explain
their high resistance to solvent and corrosive chemical attack. And, as
with most commercially-available epoxies, vinylester resins are based
on the “Bisphenol-A/epichlorohydrin reaction.
This vinylester resin is formulated for maximum corrosion resistance to
most fuels, vapors, and both acidic and basic chemicals. It is also heat
resistant and blended for toughness. These qualities make it perfect for
repairing tank linings, blistering boat hulls, as well as fabricating structural
parts with improved toughness and higher strength at elevated temperatures.
Vinylesters have found favor in certain high-end marine industry products
with hulls becoming nearly impervious to blistering and osmotic problems.
Commonly used in all areas of modern high performance composites, vinylester
is proving to be a terrific alternative to conventional resins in racing, marine
and aerospace applications where higher strength and better dimensional stability
at elevated temperatures are required.
Density: 9 lbs/gallon
Chemical Family: Vinylester
Hardener: Catalyze with 1.25% MEKP
Shelf Life: Limited to 3 months.
Vinylester is compatible with all reinforcement fabrics—E-Glass, S-Glass,
Kevlar and Carbon Fiber.
It is important to note that this is a “pre-promoted” formulation which means
for user convenience, it already contains the required “CoNap” and “DMA”
constituents to promote cure. All that is required for use is the addition of
approximately 1.25% MEKP to initiate the cure reaction. Therefore, this
material has a rated shelf-life of about 3 months, so order only as needed.
Can be an eye and skin irritant.
For best results use at 70şF or above.
Comes packed in 1 gallon can.