Troubleshooting Six Common Gel Coat Issues

Although gel coats are often used as a surface finish for fiber-reinforced polymer composites, they shouldn’t be an afterthought considered only for enhancing aesthetics. Gel coats also protect FRP parts...

Five Guidelines for Mold Release

With any tool, understanding how to use it will optimize the performance. Mold release is no different. Regardless of what you’re molding, there are five general guidelines to keep in mind that will ensure...

Color Matching and Control for the Fabricator

In the composites industry, many products require some sort of color specification, written or implied. It is important for fabricators to understand the basic elements of color and color control in order to...

Troubleshooting SMC Compression Molding

Troubleshooting of any type is best done using a systematic process that gathers information about the problem and aims at its resolution. Utilizing an organized approach and documenting what is learned is...