Issue 9 – December 2016 2016 Final Message, Technical Information and Customer Case History
add resins continuously strives for improvement and adding value through our comprehensive portfolio of quality branded products, many now locally produced. Our aim is to provide this branded quality product with excellent technical backup and service levels, combined with competitive pricing. We also place an incredibly high value on longstanding, loyal relationships and trust, across the board with all our stakeholders.
Lantor Core Materials – Innovative Solutions Supplied by add resins
Lantor offers a comprehensive range of innovative non-woven solutions for the Composites Industry. Lantor Composites has built a solid reputation ever since the company introduced non-woven core materials as a cost saving solution to the Composites Industry.
Derakane™ epoxy vinylester resins remain the market leader globally
Backed by some 50 years of research, technical knowledge and case histories, Derakane™ resins continue to deliver exceptional, reliable and consistent performance. In this edition we look at the Husab Uranium Project and some of the work that Fibre-Wound SA are doing using Derakane™ resins.
In addition to the Derakane™ resins, a large quantity of ADDpoxy™ CHR1 epoxy resin was used in the flooring system at Husab.
Winter is here and cold weather can play havoc with the curing and geltimes of Unsaturated Polyester resins. In so far as possible, resin temperatures should be kept stable (18-25°C is recommended). If the resin temperature falls below 18°C it should be heated to a minimum of 18°C before use.
Styrenated resin products are regarded as special waste in many regions, and must therefore be handled according to local rules and regulations. UP resins waste should preferably be cured before being disposed of. The curing process of such waste must be done in a controlled way to avoid self-ignition.
add resins and Ashland celebrate milestones in South Africa
In October the South African composites market celebrated together with add resins and its principal, Ashland, cementing a 25 year old relationship in South Africa and 50 years of Derakane™ globally.
Customers got to witness a further industry milestone as add resins and its partner, Ashland, announced that the first INSTINT™ gelcoat colour tinting system in Africa and in fact in the southern hemisphere has been installed at the add resins plant in Sebenza, Gauteng.
For 50 years, Ashland's Derakane resins have defined the standard of excellence in corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) applications for chemical processing, water treatment and air pollution control, mineral processing and more.
Invented in 1965 for use in extremely corrosive, hot, wet chlorine environments, Derakane was originally targeted toward the pulp bleaching and waste water markets.
ADD Resins has had an interesting and exciting 2014, some of which is conveyed in this our first newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it, we will try and keep this and future editions, short, interesting and full of pertinent news.
Firstly, thank you to our loyal and valued customers for their ongoing support and we wish you a well-deserved break over the festive season.