Unsaturated Poliester Resins and Gelcoats
Umicore offers Co-2-ethyl-hexanoate (also knows as Cobalt Octoate) as an accelerator for the curing of Unsaturated Polyester Resins and Gelcoats, under its trade name Valirex. Other Valirex products for these applications are based on Copper or Potassium.
These products accelerate the decomposition of the organic peroxide initiatiors and promote the cross-linking of polyester resins.
Ecos ND15 is a sustainable alternative curing technology for unsaturated polyester resin and gelcoat applications. It is a one-to-one, drop-in replacement for traditional cobalt accelerators used by resin producers and composite manufacturers, maintaining an excellent and stable quality level.