RESIN ONLY HARDENER TO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Kinetix Eco-X R130: Bio Epoxy Surfboard Laminating Resin
1 part hardener to 2 parts resin by volume
43 parts hardener to 100 parts resin by weight.
Eco-X R130 is a solvent-free, bio-based epoxy resin that has a reduced carbon footprint, utilises renewable resources and reduces the levels of VOC’s into the atmosphere. This bio-based system is an eco-friendly alternative that is available with a choice of two hardener speeds to provide a rapid room temperature cure for surfboard lamination of polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane (PU) foam.
• Reduced Environmental Impact
• UV Resistant
* Independently tested by Beta Analytic Inc. to ASTM D6866-16 Method B ( AMS) to confirm 20 % bio-based carbon content in the cured system.
The R130 has been especially formulated to give surfboard manufacturers the unique opportunity to make the clearest and whitest boards possible on the market. The R130 uses a custom designed UV Optical brighter and create superior whiteness and the highest levels of UV stability. The resin is significantly brighter in the sun and under shop lights.
The R130 has a high resistance to Yellowing and is formulated to prevent the effects of UV and time discoloration. This superior formula will extend the value of a surfboard, as the prevention of yellowing will allow the board to retain its value and provide ultimate customer satisfaction.
The Superior Strength of the Kinetix Surfboard Epoxy System is constructed to extend the longevity of use and match the need for longer lasting boards as the standard of surfing increases. The R310 offers superior strength to conventional epoxy systems on the market, allowing manufactures to sell their boards with confidence.
- Ultra White
- Mixes and blends with Rein Tints and Pigments
- Rapid Room Temperature Cure
- Bloom-Free Finish
- Excellent Adhesion to Polyester Filler Coats
- Solvent Free
- Quicker curing time then the R104
- Quick manufacturing time when used with polyester construction
Designed to be used with either
Kinetix 130H (Fast Hardener)
The 130 Hardener is design to match the production times of polyester resin. The 130 Hardener can be flipped within 3 hours and sanded within 5 hours @ 25°C, which is approximately half the turnaround time of the H125 Standard hardener.
The 130 Hardener has been especially formulated to give surfboard manufacturers the unique opportunity to make the epoxy surfboards to match the production times of polyester boards without compromising the clarity and whiteness of the surfboard
125H (Standard Hardener):
The 125 Hardener has been especially formulated to give surfboard manufacturers the unique opportunity to make the epoxy surfboards to match the the quality of polyester boards without compromising the clarity and whiteness of the surfboard. The 125 Hardener has high resistance to Yellowing and is formulated to prevent the effects of UV and time discoloration.
The 125 Hardener has a slower curing time which makes it the perfect option for fabrication of aramaids/carbon fibre wet-lay-ups, vaccum bagging and resin infusion laminating methods.
The R130 Resin is a solvent free, liquid epoxy resin specifically formulated for use with 130H and 125H hardeners to provide a rapid room temperature cure for surfboard lamination.
KINETIX® R130X is optimised to enhance the brightness of boards manufactured with white blanks, and cures to a bloom-free finish that has excellent adhesion to polyester or polyurethane topcoats.
With a choice of two hardener speeds, fabricators have a choice of flip speeds – the H130 Fast can be flipped within 3 hours and sanded within 5 hours @ 25C *, which is approximately half the turnaround time of the H125 Standard hardener.
*speed of both systems will be dependent on ambient temperature.
ABOUT Eco-X R130:
ATL Composites is proud to release the KINETIX® ECO-X 130 Epoxy laminating system. ECO-X is setting the benchmark for a sustainable, environmentally friendly surfboard lamination system that matches the demand and ever-increasing push for sustainable, eco-friendly products by environmentally conscious surfers.
The ECO-X 130 is pushing the boundaries for a sustainable laminating system that has a reduced carbon footprint, utilises renewable resources and reduces the levels of VOC’s into the atmosphere. The ECO-X will allow surfboard manufacturers the ability to offer a high bio-based surfboard that does not compromise the technical performance of the board.
ATL’s KINETIX R110X set the industry standard for an epoxy system that offered the strongest, clearest, UV resistant epoxy that enhanced the brightness of white blanks. These characteristics of the R110X, are now available and are optimised in an environmentally friendly option the “ECO-X R130”.
Manufacturers can expect the same handling and curing characteristics of the R110X and ECO-X can be used for the lamination of polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane (PU) foam and engineered to bond with fibreglass, carbon, Kevlar, basalt and Innegra reinforcements.
Components used in the manufacture of ECO-X are made from renewable feedstock and by-product of existing industrial processes. Production consumes less energy and water than standard petroleum based epoxies, and also reduces wastes and green-house gas emission.
The KINETIX ECO-X 130 System, mixed with 125 Standard or H130 Fast hardeners, has a confirmed 20% bio-based carbon content** in the cured system.
When applying additional epoxy coats, or coating with polyester resin or polyurethane topcoats, the cured epoxy should be rinsed with clean water first, and then wet abraded with sandpaper or a scotch- brite pad*, to ensure good inter-coat adhesion.
Allow to dry before overcoating.
Kinetix 130X resin and H125 and H130 hardeners will keep for 2 years if kept in original containers at room temperature (15OC to 32OC), and out of direct sunlight. Containers should be tightly sealed to prevent moisture absorption.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Kinetix R130X resin and H125 and H130 hardeners have moderate sensitising potential, and should be kept out of the eyes and off the skin.
• Use with good ventilation and adequate safety equipment including impervious gloves and safety glasses.
• If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing immediately, and wash the affected area thoroughly with ATL’s 845 hand cleaner and water, avoiding the use of solvents except in the case of massive contamination.
• If eye contact occurs, immediately flush with running water for at least fifteen (15) minutes and seek medical advice.
• If swallowed: Resins - DO NOT induce vomiting, and contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre. Hardeners - DO NOT induce vomiting, give plenty of milk or water and contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre.