KINETIX R111 is a solvent free liquid epoxy resin with a translucent blue tint that cures to a bloom-free finish.
KINETIX R111 is a solvent free liquid epoxy resin with a translucent blue tint that cures to a bloom-free finish.

ATL Composites in Australia has launched a new laminating system for surfboards which the company says can produce a clear, bright finish.

According to the company, KINETIX R111 is a solvent free liquid epoxy resin with a translucent blue tint that cures to a bloom-free finish that is UV stable and has improved resistance to yellowing.

ATL reports that the KINETIX R111 is available with two hardener speeds. ‘H130 Fast can be flipped within 3 hours and sanded within five hours at 25°C, which is approximately half the turnaround time of the H125 Standard hardener,’ a press release said.

‘[KINETIX R111] has a tinted blue undertone that creates a whiter brighter surfboard,’ said Jake Holloway, COO at Shapers, which will distribute the material. ‘This attribute allows epoxy surfboards to maintain a new board look for a longer period of its product lifespan.’

This story uses material from ATL, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.