Undoubtedly, another of our achievements is to know the product like no one else: we research and develop all the fields that lead us to excellence, creating options for the different processes in which the product is used, thus giving the specification that our customers need.
Fundamentally, the “gel effect” deals with the rheology (Study of the physical principles that regulate the movement of fluids. R.A.E.) of the product. It is a state of matter that is neither liquid nor solid: it loses fluidity by reaching a state with a certain degree of viscosity. In each sector, it is used definitively or as an intermediate step in some processes. Certain gels can pass from one colloidal state to another: they can have a certain viscosity and then remain fluid when agitated and solidify, as we have said, to a certain degree when they remain still.
For what purposes do we need the gel effect?
With this transformation of matter, we manage to cover several needs of the client and the product we create for him.
On the one hand, we achieve a balance that provides for proper handling and transport, as well as stable storage of the product. We protect the product so that it remains perfect until the moment of use. At that point, it reverts to its original liquid state, having fulfilled its purpose, and moves on to the next level of use.
On the other hand, in the application, it gives a final finish in projects with several applications (layers) that achieve with this gel state (at the precise moment it is produced), a spectacular adherence and finish. A chemical reaction is created of product on product that makes the applications compact, which helps to define the times of the varnishing processes and to “seal” the product in an unequalled way, obtaining an impeccable finish.
“Gelification is a step forward compared to other stabilisation techniques”.
This type of “state of matter” is also used in many sectors such as cosmetics, adhesives or food. Various materials such as epoxies or other composite resins, slow-curing adhesives, paints, gelatines or hydrocarbon gels, certain curable lubricants and blends of synthetic polymers and solvents… the list is incredible.
In short, we know the processes inside out and we treat our projects with professionalism, offering the best quality to our customers.