Resin manufacturer AOC will promote the development of its new EcoTek “greener resin” technologies to help boatbuilders achieve green objectives at the Composites 2011Exhibition and Convention, to be held from February 2 to 4 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The company will focus on its commitment to green technologies by presenting an exceptional technical paper authored by Dr. John E. McAlvin, a Research and Development Manager for AOC.
“The objective of EcoTek green resin technologies is to offer a seamless transition for composite fabricators,” says McAlvin. “EcoTek products need to offer processing characteristics and end-use performance properties that are better than or equivalent to conventional resin technologies.”
McAlvin's presentation is titled “Green Composites Through the Use of Styrene-Free Resins and Unsaturated Polyesters Derived from Renewable and Recycled Raw Materials.” The paper details AOC progress in the development of EcoTek greener resins that are:
• derived from biologically renewable materials
• derived from recycled materials, and/or
• free of styrene.