Composites/Thermosets

part produced with UI's benzoyl peroxide (BPO)

BPO Curing

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) can be used as an initiator for polyester thermoset resins, as an alternative to methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP). For instance, PMMA resins and vinyl-esters can be polymerized with benzoyl peroxide. UI is a leading producer of all applied BPO-grades, such as pastes, powders and liquids.


CIPP

A cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is a technology used to repair existing pipelines (water, sewer, gas and chemical pipelines) by inserting a respective in-liner. UI offers a comprehensive product range for CIPP, featuring percarbonates and peresters.


wind turbines representing environmental benefit of UI's organic peroxides

Closed Mold

Closed mold processes offer many advantages over open molding such as: reduced waste and emissions for a cleaner, healthier environment, lower material costs, reduced cycle times. UI offers a comprehensive product range for closed mold applications, featuring numerous MEKP- and AAP-blends.


RV with continuous laminating from UI's MIBKP (Pulcat)

Continuous Laminating

Continuous Lamination is a process whereby impregnated reinforcement fibers are guided through pressing and guiding rolls where the desired composite lay-up is formed. Curing of the Laminate is made at elevated temperature and pressure. UI is a leading producer of MIBKP (Pulcat).


composite engineered stone sink

Engineered Stone

Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by a polyester resin. For engineered marbles the most common application is indoor floorings and kitchen countertops. UI offers a comprehensive product range for engineered stone, featuring numerous MEKP-, AAP- and TBPB-blends.


open mold boat produced with UI's MEKP- and AAP-blends

Open Mold

Open mold processes include spray-up and hand lay-up. This method is used to produce boats, bathtubs and other composite products. UI offers a comprehensive product-range for open mold applications, featuring numerous MEKP- and AAP-blends.


polymer concrete

Polymer Concrete

In polymer concrete typically thermosetting resins are used as the principal polymer component. Polymer concrete is also composed of aggregates that include silica, quartz, granite, limestone. UI offers a comprehensive product-range for polymer concrete, featuring numerous MEKP’s, AAP’s and blends.


plastics created via pultrusion

Pultrusion

Pultrusion is a continuous process where glass roving is “pulled” through a heated die creating a profile shape. Pultruded products are tubing and sheets and typically applied in the construction market. UI offers a comprehensive product range for pultrusion, featuring percarbonates and peresters.


automotive parts created using UI's perketales, peresters and blends

SMC/BMC

SMC and BMC are press methods where a combination of high pressure and high temperature are applied until curing occurs. Typical applications include automotive and electrical applications. UI offers a comprehensive product range for SMC/BMC, featuring a wide variety of perketales, peresters and blends.


centrifugal casting pipes

Piping and Tubing

For the production of pipes and tubes two main production methods exist:

filament winding and centrifugal casting.