Fillers / Additives

Talcum Powder Mesh 325

Also known asHydrated Magnesium Silicate.A major component of anybody filler, it is a sandable filler added for thickening resins and smoothing the finish of fiberglass laminations.


Properties

  • It increases compressive strength of the finished product and lowers down resin shrinkage.

Application

  • Recommended mixing ratio is 2 parts Talc to 1 part resin (volume) to result in a smooth, creamy semi-paste. Exact filler proportion will vary by application depending on the desired consistency.

Available Packagings

  • Available in 25-kilo sack.
Calcium Carbonate

Commonly used as a low cost, resin extender in casting applications.


Properties

  • Depending on the ratio added, it can impart a smooth or rough finish.

Application

  • Resin extender

Available Packagings

  • Available in 25-kg sack (White Swan) and 50-kg (CBM).
Alumina Trihydrate Powder

A non-toxic, non-corrosive, flame-retardant and smoke suppressant additive. Mixing ratio varies from 20 – 150% depending on the application.


Properties

  • non-toxic
  • non-corrosive
  • flame-retardant and smoke suppressant

Application

  • It is the most common filler in making solid surfaces or artificial marble for its translucency effect.

Available Packagings

  • Available in WF-50 and WF-100 micron, in 25-kg sacks. a
LC DOLO White Powder

Calcium Magnesium Carbonate.


Properties

  • A low-cost, resin extender for casting applications. Imparts a white colored finish.

Application

  • casting applications

Available Packagings

  • Available in 50-kg sack.
Plaster of Paris

Hydrated Calcium Sulphatee.


Properties

  • Added with water, it is used to make sculptures, architectural features/designs, molds, and casts for medical applications. It can also serve as backing support for silicone rubber molds.

Application

  • Sculptures, architectural features/designs, molds, and casts for medical applications

Available Packagings

  • Available in 25-kg sack.
CAB-O-SIL Fumed Silica

Hydrated Calcium Sulphatee.


Properties

  • Added with water, it is used to make sculptures, architectural features/designs, molds, and casts for medical applications. It can also serve as backing support for silicone rubber molds.

Application

  • Serves as a thickening agent for polyester and epoxy resins. .

Available Packagings

  • Available in 25-kg sack.
Microspheres

Inorganic hollow glass microspheres added to resins that will allow for a smoother paste.


Properties

  • Aside from making an item lighter, it reduces shrinkage, warpage of resins and increases resistance against abrasion, impact, and compression.

Application

  • Abrasion, impact, and compression resistance.

Available Packagings

  • Available in 1-kg pack, 25.7-kg bag.
ACM BLUE Milled Fibers

Milled fibers are a fine blend of fibers that thicken resin and give it the strength of glass.


Properties

  • The bond-strength and gap-filling properties increase when Milled Fibers are used.

Application

  • Good choice whenMaximum strength is needed and it is commonly used to make putties.

Available Packagings

  • Available in 1-kg pack and 25-kg box.
ACM BLUE Chopped strands (3mm)

Chopped Strand uses short strands of fiberglass to dramatically increase the strength of resin, especially in bridging gaps.


Properties

  • It is not recommended for filleting or where sanding will be required.

Application

  • Reduces shrinkage of polyester.

Available Packagings

  • Available in 1-kg pack and 20-kg bag.