Mastergel's training emphasises the construction of the moulds, a crucial step for the success of the RTM Light.
Mastergel's training emphasises the construction of the moulds, a crucial step for the success of the RTM Light.

The training was organised by Mastergel, a gel-coat manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and equipment located in Joinville, Brazil. The company is exclusive distributor of Composites Integration RTM equipment in Brazil.

The course was conducted by Jose Manuel Bey, a Spanish professional with more than 20 years of experience in the resin transfer moulding (RTM) process.

More than 30 people attended the training. Most of these were from companies operating in the transportation, construction and leisure sectors, and were familiar with the RTM Light process but seeking tips to improve the performance of their production lines.

“We emphasise the practice, especially regarding the details about the construction of the moulds, a crucial step for the success of the RTM Light”, says Horst Peterhans, technical advisor of Mastergel. “In addition to the tools, the participants were able to make some parts, such as a car roof rack and a fairing.”

In 2012, Mastergel plans to organise two workshops on RTM Light, as well as courses focused on other composites processing technologies.