Scott Bader’s coloured gelcoat service moves into Germany
A new, fast response, coloured gelcoat mixing and delivery service for the German FRP composites market has recently been set up by Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH
A single 25kg keg of spray or brush Crystic® 65PA Rapide or LS97PA Rapide gelcoat or topcoat can be produced in any RAL colour in less than 30 minutes, even for greys and darker colours. The gelcoat orders are typically processed and delivered anywhere in Germany in three to five working days; the minimum order is only a single 25kg keg of a particular RAL colour. Customers can order either Crystic 65PA ‘Rapide’ for brush application or Crystic LS97PA ‘Rapide’ for spray application; both are isophthalic gelcoats, suitable for a broad range of demanding industrial, building and transport applications.
A fast national service to anywhere in Germany is guaranteed as Bodo Möller Chemie holds and manages stocks of all the Crystic ‘Rapide’ gelcoat and topcoat bases needed for the system in Offenbach am Main. Crystic Rapide system materials are supplied to order from Scott Bader’s gelcoat factories in the UK and France where they are manufactured. Bodo Möller Chemie also carry a comprehensive range of Scott Bader pigments, which must be exclusively used in the Crystic ‘Rapide’ system to provide both the colour match accuracy and gelcoat performance quality in use. To ensure consistent quality, Scott Bader developed the Crystic ‘Rapide’ service around exactly the same marine gelcoat base technology and pigments as are used in larger batch Crystic gelcoat production; the same rigorous quality pre checks are done on all ‘Rapide’ gelcoat and topcoat bases and pigments. This means that long-term weathering performance is not compromised. The individual bases, pigments and additives have all been selected to provide the lowest colour change and best gloss retention performance over time, as well as to eliminate other potential quality issues, such as pin holing and streaking.
This additional production facility in Germany now extends the Crystic ‘Rapide’ service to seven in total currently operating; three have been operating successfully for several years from Scott Bader’s resin and gelcoat production plants in the UK, France and Dubai, with other Crystic ‘Rapide’ 25kg coloured gelcoat services provided by three independent Scott Bader distributors in Europe: CSV in Poland, Terpol OY in Finland and in Spain via Plastiform, near Madrid, linked with the other regional Spanish distributors for Crystic resins, gelcoats, bonding pastes and structural adhesives.