SP 115 is a low viscosity, ultra-clear epoxy laminating system. It has been designed for the manufacture of laminates such as those used in sail and surfboards which are to remain unpainted, and where a very clear finish is required. In this way colourful embedded graphics and attractive fabric weave styles can be kept visible.
Silica is an agent which is used to control the thixotropy or ‘sag’ characteristics of a resin system. By adding silica powder in varying amounts to a resin mix the handling and flow characteristics can be controlled.
Glass Bubbles are hollow glass spheres with a more variable particle size than micro balloons. Being composed chemically of glass, they are physically harder than micro balloons and filled resin mixes are noticeably more difficult to sand.
Micro balloons are hollow phenolic resin spheres which have a distinctive reddish/brown colouration. This makes them particularly useful for cosmetic fillet joints and fillers in wood construction, as well as structural adhesives for less demanding applications on softer timbers such as cedar.
Microfibres are very fine wood-cellulose fibres commonly used to create structural adhesives for bonding both wood and grp. With their absorbent properties, microfibres can retain a significant quantity of adhesive within a joint and limit resin absorption into the surrounding surface, thus ensuring an adequate resin supply for adhesion.