Unsaturated polyester

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Showa Denko markets unsaturated polyester resin under the name Rigolac™.

Unsaturated polyester resin is light, strong and highly resistant to corrosion. It is thus used for the matrix in fiber reinforced plastics (FRP), which are used in a wide array of fields ranging from household goods, consumer electronics and automotive parts to marine exploration and development. The molding compounds BMC and SMC offer favorable electrical properties, excellent dimensional accuracy and flame retardancy, and diverse design possibilities. Their use in press molding means less physical strain on workers and results in high productivity.

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Building materials

  • Corrugated & flat boards
  • Bathtubs & unit bathrooms
  • Waterproof pans & washing machine pans
  • Septic tanks
  • Water tanks
  • Solar water heaters
  • Pools
  • Porta potti
  • Chairs 
  • Tables

Cars and Other Vehicles

  • Lamp reflectors
  • Air spoilers
  • Body panels
  • Motors and generators
  • Refrigerated truck panels
  • Recrational vehicles
  • Golf carts

Rigolac BMC: used for motor encapsulation in hybrid vehicles

Boats and Ships

  • Fishing vessels
  • Leisure boats
  • Yachts and canoes
  • Hydrofoils
  • Marine cargo containers
  • Rescue boats
  • Buoys
  • Ventilation ducts and masts

Industrial Equipment

  • Scrubber ducts
  • Cooling towers
  • Pipes and angle members
  • Radar domes
  • Livestock feed tanks
  • Food tanks
  • Double-walled gasoline tanks
  • Water tanks
  • Gratings
  • Poles and fences
  • Pressure vessels
  • Wind turbine blades
  • Artificial marbles

civil Engineering

  • Waterproof linings
  • Polymer concrete pipes
  • Manhole blocks
  • Concrete molds
  • Composite pipes
  • Sewer treatment station covers
  • Antiglare barriers

Electric and Electronics Industries

  • Molded motors
  • Breakers
  • Parabolic antennas
  • Insulating panels
  • Switch boxes
  • Insulating troughs
  • Videotape recorders
  • Cabinets
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Chassis

Sports

  • Surfboards
  • Jet skis
  • Snowboards
  • Canoes

Rigolac BMC: used for motor encapsulation in hybrid vehicles

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