A longstanding partnership between Base Materials and Marbocote has produced a new product to reduce curing times in the composites industry. The partnership has resulted in the team becoming technical experts in Marbocote’s products, enabling us to give clear and reliable advice on which product to use and application technique, saving time and money.
Marbocote manufacture and distribute a wide range of high-technology, semi-permanent mould release agents, to bring innovative new products to the motorsport, automotive and aerospace sectors, among others, in the UK and overseas.
Marbocote’s newest product, MTS12, is the latest innovation in the composites market. With a fast cure time, the non-contaminating, high gloss product is quick and easy to apply, ideal for use in the advanced composite industry. With superior adhesion to the mould/tool surface and inherent release properties, the MTS12 is believed to be unique in the market.
Joanna Rimmer, Operations Director of Marbocote, said: “Base Materials are our sole distributor for the advanced composite industry in the UK. Our continued close partnership, including sharing a stand at JEC and at the Advanced Engineering Show, has promoted the development of a series of industry-leading sealers; the latest of which is the MTS12.”
Darren Lambert, Head of Sales at Base Materials, said: “With MTS12, Marbocote has developed a product that can cure in 15 minutes at +60 °C in response to the need for faster curing times within the composites industry. MTS12 can seal porous substrates such as epoxy, polyurethane, and gel-coated and non-gel-coated polyester moulds.
“MTS12 can also be used to refurbish old moulds and to seal microporosity on carbon fibre parts giving a high gloss finish. Many other mould sealers take much longer to cure and do not produce a high gloss finish. MTS12 saves the customer up to 50% on time spent polishing the sealant into a shine and waiting for the sealant to dry.”
Darren continues: “The partnership between Marbocote and Base Materials has supported the development of a product that suits our key customer’s needs. We have recieved in-depth technical training from Marbocote and are now specialists in their product range. Discussing the Marbocote products with our customers allows us to make tailored solutions that meet their needs and ensures a superior finish and better result for the end user.”