Vinyl Ester Resin Applications
For all the applications where polyester resin is used, vinyl ester resin can also be used. This resin can be replaced FRP-based unsaturated polyester and metals for corrosion resistance. The most common use of this resin is in the coating of steel and concrete structures resistant to acid and chemicals. The resin is also used to make aircraft, electrical equipment, televisions and antennas, fishing boats, ships, marine vessels, fiberglass, canals and plumbing, chemical tankers and fuel tanks.
One of the most important advantages of vinyl ester resins is its extremely high resistance to acidic materials and environments. This resistance is further enhanced by the addition of glass flake. Vinyl ester resin is also used in water and chemical storage tanks, high-temperature equipment coatings, concrete coatings and water wells. Vinyl ester resin can be combined with quartz, silica, ceramic fillers which should be designed according to the specifications of the project, in order to achieve the best mixing design with the aim of achieving maximum efficiency.
The most important features of vinyl ester resin
- High resistance to acidic substances
- Waterproof insulation
- High chemical and thermal resistance in dry weather up to 160 degrees and in humid weather up to 200 degrees
- Very easy to run
- Very high tensile strength
- Adhesiveness to different levels
- Erosion and damage resistance