Increase the viscosity of duoMatrix™ NEO by adding a small amount of Matrix™ Thickener to your mix. This will give you better control over the viscosity of your mix and help reduce the number of layers needed when using NEO for hand lay-up, rotocasting or slush casting applications.
THICKENING NEO USING MATRIX™ THICKENER
Measuring by Weight: Using an accurate gram scale, weigh out 100 Parts B. Matrix™ Thickener is then measured out as a percentage of Part B; reference chart below for consistency. Add Thickener after Part A and B are thoroughly mixed. Continue to mix for about 15 more seconds.
|Part A Powder||Part B Liquid||Thickener (% of Part B by weight)||Pot Life||Cure Time||Consistency|
|200||100||1 Parts (1.0% of Part B by weight)||35 min.||100 min.||Thick|
|200||100||2 Parts (2% of Part B by weight)||40 min.||105 min.||Thicker|
|200||100||2.5 Parts (2.5% of Part B by weight)||45 min.||110 min.||Thickest|
Important: Do not excessed 2.5 Parts of Thickener. Overloading the material will thin it back out.