01 February 2012
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Gelcoats and structural adhesives capacity to be expanded

Scott Bader Europe Composites Division has recently made capital investments in the region of €1 million to expand the gelcoats and structural adhesives mixer capacity of its UK and French plants.

Two new mixers have been installed and are now fully operational.

The new mixer in the Wollaston, UK plant is designed for the production of their Crestabond range of primerless methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesives, which were launched in 2010. This additional capacity has been installed in response to the significant growth in sales and new orders over the last 18 months for both 400ml coaxial cartridges of Crestabond and bulk 20 litre pails or 200 litre drums for use with proprietary dosing machines.

In Amiens, France, an additional large volume gelcoat mixer has been installed. The new mixer has provided extra production capacity for the wide range of specialty Crystic gelcoats produced on the site. Scott Bader France handles orders, not only from French gelcoat customers, but also from Spain, Germany and other parts of mainland Europe. The additional mixer has enabled the Amiens production team to reduce lead times while handling a larger number of orders; they have seen continued growth during 2010 and 2011 for specialty Crystic gelcoats, particularly for transportation, building and marine applications.

Scott Bader products are available online.

Paul Gay

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