:: Instructions For Use

 






WEIGHING & MIXING

Weigh material accurately into separate containers

Mixing ratio: 2 parts M1 Powder to 1 part M1 Resin

Mix using variable speed drill with high shear mixing blades
Immerse blade into resin and start mixing to create a vortex
Add the powder into the vortex and mix until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved

NOTE: Do not exceed speed of 750 rpm. Retarders and pigments should be added to the resin prior to mixing and should not exceed 2% of total mix.

LAMINATING

Gelcoats are essential when laminating. If the gel coat is to be pigmented, heed precautions above. Once all components have been mixed together, add Material One thixotrope drop by drop until the desired consistency is reached. Brush the thickened mixture on to a suitable prepared mould surface at a thickness no less than 2mm. Allow the gel coat to reach paste stage. Apply a layer of Material One reinforcement (Mastermat) and wet with unthickened material. Add a layer of filled material and sandwich with another layer of reinforcement. Finally, wet with un-thickened material and allow to cure.

CASTING

Suitable release agents should be added to rigid and polyurethane moulds before casting. Gelcoats are optional. The bulk material may be extended by the use of fillers such as silica sand.

CURING

De-mould at earliest possible stage. Material One is water-based and residual water needs to evaporate before the final properties are achieved. The product must be fully cured before applying paints or patennas.

CLEANING

Marks on casts and laminates may be removed with water and soaps. More difficult marks may be removed using mild solvents such as methylated spirits. Tools should be washed with water immediately after use.

STORAGE & DISPOSAL

Containers should be stored indoors. Care should be taken to protect against frost and ice. Material One is water based and suitable for land filled.

PACKAGING

Material One is available in 15 kg packs comprising of 10 kg powder and 5 kg resin and 75 kg packs comprising of 50 kg powder and 25 kg resin.   
  


CASTING
     


   

1.
Always weigh materials accurately, into separate containers.

Mixing ratio: 2 parts M1 Powder to 1 part M1 Resin

If needed, M1 pigments should be added to the resin and incorporated prior to mixing.
The material has been formulated to have a pot life of circa 15 minutes; this can be extended by using retarder. If required, retarder should be added to the resin prior to mixing.
As a guide, every 2 grams of M1 retarder per kg of total mix will extend the pot life by approx. 6 minutes.

Note: Avoid using shallow containers for mixing as the high shear mixing.

  


     

2.
Attach the high shear mixing blade to a hand held variable speed drill, immerse blade into M1 resin and start drill to create a vortex.
Add M1 powder into vortex and continue mixing until fully incorporated. This should result in a smooth, creamy consistency with no lumps or excessive air.
Note: Do not exceed speeds of 750rpm and do not over mix.

  


   

3.
The mould should be appropriately prepared i.e. if the mould is a rigid mould or polyurethane, a suitable release agent should be applied, if the mould is silicone, no release agent is required.

  


  

4.
The use of gelcoats is optional when casting. The gel coat can simply be a thickened version of unfilled and unpigmented material.
If the gel coat is to be pigmented, follow all of the steps as previously described and then add a few drops of M1 thixotrope.
Only add the M1 thixotrope after all the other components have been mixed together and continue to thicken until the desired consistency is achieved. This then should be brushed on to the mould surface at a thickness of no less than 2mm.

                    

  


   

5.
The bulk material should be poured gently into the mould when the gel coat has reached a paste stage of set. The bulk material can also be extended by the use of fillers such as silica sand, marble dust etc.

  


   

6.
Following filling, leave mould to stand undisturbed until set. All M1 products are water-soluble and tools such as brushes, rollers and mixing blades should be washed immediately after use.
With regard to mixing vessels, if these are plastic, any surplus material can be allowed to set and knocked out for disposal later.
   

  


   

7.
Once hardened carefully dismantle the mould casing, and remove. To allow easy removal from silicone moulds, coat the back surface in soap.
 

  


   

8.
Products should be demoulded at the earliest possible stage. As the M1 product is water based, there is a residual quantity of water that needs to evaporate from the product before the final properties are achieved.

  


   

9.
The drying cycle will be de dependent on its mass and drying conditions. It is essential that during this period the product is stored appropriately to avoid deformation.
If the product is to be packaged, it should be fully cured before being packaged to avoid condensation. If the product is to be painted or patena applied, it should firstly be cured. This is especially important if non-vapour permeable coatings are being used.
  

  


   


LAMINATING

  

 

1.
Always weigh materials accurately, into separate containers.

Mixing ratio: 2 parts M1 Powder to 1 part M1 Resin

If needed, M1 pigments should be added to the resin and incorporated prior to mixing.
The material has been formulated to have a pot life of circa 15 minutes; this can be extended by using retarder. If required, retarder should be added to the resin prior to mixing.
As a guide, every 2 grams of M1 retarder per kg of total mix will extend the pot life by approx. 6 minutes.

Note: Avoid using shallow containers for mixing as the high shear mixing.

 


  

2.
Attach high shear mixing blade to a hand held variable speed drill, immerse blade into M1 resin and start drill to create a vortex. Add M1 Rowder into vortex and continue mixing until fully incorporated. This should result in a smooth, creamy consistency with no lumps or excessive air.
Note: Do not exceed speeds of 750rpm and do not over mix.

  


   

3.
The use of gel coats is essential when laminating . When laminating the gel coat can simply be a thickened version of unfilled and unpigmented material and is being used to prevent any fibre reinforcement being visible .
If the gel coat is to be pigmented, follow a11 of the steps as previously described and then add a few drops of M1 thixotrope.
Only add the M1 thixotrope after all the other components have been mixed together and continue to thicken until the desired consistency is achieved. This then should be brushed on to the suitably prepared mould surface at a thickness of no less than 2mm, and left to harden.

                    

  


   

4.
Apply the multi axial reinforcement, taking care to brush well into cavities having first wet the back of the gel coat.

  


   

5.
Then using another mix of product containing some chopped strand glass, brush on to form a spacer layer.

  


   

6.
The second layer of multi axial reinforcement can then be applied. All M1 products are water-soluble and tools such as brushes, rollers and mixing blades should be washed immediately after use.
With regard to mixing vessels, if these are plastic, any surplus material can be allowed to set and knocked out for disposal later.

  


   

7.
If necessary, trim the product before demoulding. Using a sharp blade, carefully trim back any excess product. Taking care not to damage the mould.

  


   

8.
Products should be demoulded at the earliest possible stage. As the M1 product is water based, there is a residual quantity of water that needs to evaporate from the product before the final properties are achieved.

  


   

9.
The drying will take place in a relatively short space of time. It is essential that during this period the product is stacked appropriately to avoid deformation.
If the product is to be packaged, it should be fully cured before being packaged to avoid condensation. If the product is to be painted or patenated, it should firstly be cured. This is especially important if non-vapour permeable coatings are being used.

  



   

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