1st choice for Wooden Boat Construction
WEST SYSTEM® -
Your first choice for Wooden Boat Construction and Repair
marked a point in the Gougeon Brothers careers when they applied all
they had learned about wooden structures and epoxy technology to
manufacture, for the first time, a product utilising wood/epoxy
working with Dow Chemicals, Meade and brother Jan, developed
formulations that became the basis of the WEST SYSTEM group of products
that were introduced to the wooden boat construction market in 1971.
The products could be used as both an adhesive and a coating for wooden
boat construction and solved one of wood's most difficult problems - its
tendency to absorb moisture.
In 1972, Gougeon Brothers
introduced the first WEST SYSTEM Technical Manual to help their
customers understand the products, which were like none other on the
market, and as they say ….. the rest is history! Today WEST SYSTEM is
internationally recognised as the world's leading marine epoxy.
WEST SYSTEM epoxy range offers a complete line of products for a wide
range of wooden boat building needs. For new wooden boat construction,
it provides the means to build a beautiful and efficient, wood,
composite craft, and the same components can be used for wooden boat
repairs and restoration.
Composites will be exhibiting at The MyState Australian Wooden Boat
Festival in 2017, from February 10 through 13, with the full range of
WEST SYSTEM products displayed in the Princes Wharf No 1 building on
Hobart's historic waterfront.
Take the opportunity to meet our
experienced Technical Team who can answer your questions on the best
products for you to use to increase the life-span of your new wooden
boat build or repair / maintenance project.
WEST SYSTEM has been
manufactured in Australia and New Zealand by ATL Composites since 1977.
An extensive Distribution / Dealer network has been established in both
countries and also throughout Asia to ensure that WEST SYSTEM marine
epoxy products, including epoxy resins, fillers, specialty epoxies and
additives, are readily available to the market with local support for
product supply and technical advice.