Epoxy brands can vary widely in their formulations, quality of raw materials and their suitability for marine environments. Defining an epoxy's performance criteria, and designing a formula to meet those criteria requires good chemistry, rigorous test programs, skillful shop work and direct experience with today's high performance boats and other composite structures.
WEST SYSTEM resin and hardener formulas, ingredients and combinations are tested to compare fatigue strength, compression strength, heat distortion temperature and peak exotherm. Qualified samples are tested for hardness, tensile strength, tensile elongation, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, heat deflection temperature, impact resistance and moisture exclusion effectiveness. Thorough testing such as this, is invaluable in achieving the proper balance of properties required for a versatile, high-quality marine epoxy.
WEST SYSTEM boat epoxy products have been used successfully by professional builders worldwide, for 40 years, for new construction repairing requiring superior moisture resistance and high strength.
As a professional fabricator, you can be confident of consistent, repeatable results in performance and handling characteristics that will ensure high quality parts and higher production rates