Marine

This branch of industry is an important field for glass fibre reinforced plastics. Individual elements, entire decks as well as complete ship hulls for sailing/motor yachts and power boats are made of high quality fibre reinforced plastics elements. Because they must withstand permanent sunshine, salt water and repeated surface treatment by their owners, the quality of the gelcoats used must meet the highest quality standards. Characteristics such as colour accuracy, resistance to osmosis and surface gloss are the most important material attributes.

Along with gelcoat and topcoat qualities on an ISO/NPG and ISO base, BÜFA Composite Systems also has a wide range of high quality bonding pastes in their programme. These include high quality VE bonding pastes (e.g. for bonding hulls and decks), bonding pastes for sandwich constructions (e.g. for bonding foams, balsa wood), bonding pastes for universal use (for bonding wood, metal, fibre reinforced plastics) as well as very special solutions e.g. "liquid glass mats", to prevent air from being entrapped behind the gelcoat.