Dilutec gelcoat that enhances hulls protection is approved by FS Yachts

Specializing in the production of gelcoats, Dilutec has started the supply of Colorgel Chemical Barrier to FS Yachts, a traditional shipyard located in Biguaçu (Santa Catarina, Brazil). It is the first Brazilian boat manufacturer to specify the product, a special type of gelcoat that enhances hulls protection against print-through and blistering.

Marcos Pannellini, Dilutec’s commercial manager said :

“FS Yachts understood the value proposition of our new product and allowed us to demonstrate all its benefits in practice.”

The superior performance of Colorgel Chemical Barrier is mainly due to the use of vinyl ester resin in its formulation. This type of polymer guarantees the product three differentials: greater flexibility, which avoids cracks in the laminate and gelcoat during the transport of the boats; better wettability of fiberglass, preventing air bubbles between barrier and laminate; and up to 40% lower water absorption compared to isophthalic resins.

“Colorgel Chemical Barrier can be used on both small boats that follow conventional lamination standards and larger boats produced with the aid of skin coats.”

For Almiro Thiburcio, FS Yachts supply director, Dilutec’s product drew attention throughout the tests due to the lack of print-through. 

“The final laminate was much smoother without any contraction. This aesthetic aspect, coupled with the guarantee of resistance to bubble formation, led us to opt for the product.”

From now on, FS Yachts will adopt Colorgel Chemical Barrier on the eleven boat models it produces, from under 18 feet to hard top cabinets and 36 foot versions.

FS Yachts supply director concluded:

“We have specified Dilutec gelcoats since 2016, always with great results. These are formulations as good or even better than those provided by international manufacturers.”

Industries: Marine Transportation and Shipbuilding

Terms: News Worldwide

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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