Unsaturated polyester resins for composites

Unsaturated Polyester Resins for Composites

Deltech formulates and produces unsaturated polyester resins (UPE) in its center of excellence in Haverhill, England.  The New Cumberland, West Virginia site also produces some specialty resins.

A primary objective of Deltech Europe, Ltd. is to formulate UPE resins utilizing the unique properties of Deltech Corporation’s range of specialty monomers which include para-methyl styrene (PMS), vinyl toluene (VT), tertiary butyl styrene (TBS) and divinyl benzene (DVB). These specialty monomers are safer and less regulated than styrene.  They offer such advantages as stronger composites, higher temperature processing, and safer handling.

Deltech Europe Ltd. produces a range of standard resins suitable for various applications. Customer specific resin formulations are also made under special agreement.

The Haverhill facility is designed and operated to produce a wide range of specialty resins.  The variety of blender units provides the flexibility to produce a wide range of base resins including thixotropic products with high solids loading.

The Haverhill site includes bulk storage and raw material handling of maleic anhydride (MA), phthalic anhydride (PA), glycols, monomers, solvents, and such difficult materials as dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI).

The developmental laboratory evaluates product properties and develop new products.  New products are initially prepared on a laboratory scale for primary evaluation and then tested in the plant developmental reactor to produce adequate quantities for customer testing and evaluation.

Deltech ships UPE resins by bulk roadtanker, IBCs or drums and throughout the UK, Continental Europe, and the Americas.  Deltech Resin Company in West Virginia produces some UPE resins in coordination with Deltech Europe.

Deltech welcomes inquiries for resin manufacturing or development assistance.