Open Mold

Equipment to apply fiberglass and catalyzed resin to a mold

Two step Process – All parts are built from the inside out in a mold then pulled from the mold yielding a finished part. Open Mold is most common FRP process.

Step One – Gel Coat

Gel Coat must be applied to the mold. Gel Coat is a special form of polyester resin. Can be color pigmented or post process painted. This is the surface finish of the product.

Step Two - Laminate

Gel Coat is a thin and structurally weak process. The part must be laminated with fiberglass and polyester resin to provide structural strength. Fiberglass can be hand layed or chopped.

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Gel Coat

Equipment for applying gel coat in open or closed mold processes

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Chopper Lamination

Open mold equipment for handling fiberglass and catalyzed resin

GelCoat Systems is a leading provider of FRP and composite resin processing systems and components. GelCoat Systems applies a wide range of reactive resins and viscous adhesive materials used in commercial and industrial FRP and composite production applications. GelCoat Systems products are typically used for Gel Coat Spray, chopper laminations, fiberglass wet-out, transfer and infusion molding, and to apply sealant and adhesive in the automotive, marine, industrial, construction, and other commercial markets.

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