WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations at Southampton International Boat Show

WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations at Southampton International Boat Show

The WEST SYSTEM® Technical Team will be running a series of live epoxy demonstrations on its stand (J401, Ocean Hall) at the Southampton International Boat Show, showing visitors how to get the most from its epoxy products. The Show takes place from 10th to the 19th September.   The Technical Team will be on hand throughout the Show to answer ... WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations at Southampton International Boat Show Read more

Lockdown Openings – Find Your Local Chandlery

Lockdown Openings – Find Your Local Chandlery

As England, Scotland and Wales enter another lockdown, you may have started work on those home projects. Whether it’s boat maintenance and repairs, a restoration or a brand new build, you’re going to need to stock up on supplies. Over on our online magazine Epoxycraft, we’ve created a list of Chandleries that have remained open, ... Lockdown Openings – Find Your Local Chandlery Read more

Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to ENTROPY RESINS® range

Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to ENTROPY RESINS® range

An exciting line of liquid colours has been released to add bold and beautiful tints to epoxy. The tints are part of the bio-based Entropy Resins® product range and can be added to epoxy creations (after the resin and hardener is mixed) to bring stunning deep colour, or to add softer translucent tones. Specifically designed ... Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations added to ENTROPY RESINS® range Read more

DNV GL approval for PRO-SET® epoxies and Lloyd’s Register approval for WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations

DNV GL approval for PRO-SET® epoxies and Lloyd’s Register approval for WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations

The following PRO-SET epoxy systems have been approved by DNV GL for use on ships, yachts and as ‘laminating resin for construction of laminates made of fibre reinforced plastics’: INF-114 
Infusion Resin with INF-210 Fast, INF-211 Medium, INF-212 Slow and INF-213 Extra Slow Hardeners. LAM-125 
Low Viscosity Laminating resin with LAM-224 Fast, LAM-226 Medium, LAM-229 ... DNV GL approval for PRO-SET® epoxies and Lloyd’s Register approval for WEST SYSTEM® resin and hardener combinations Read more

WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbital

WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbital

A NOVA 2 rocket being developed by Starchaser is within ten months of its first launch.  This one-seater rocket is a significant step towards future plans which include a rocket capable of taking two passengers with the pilot. This uniquely British project is being built in Hyde, Cheshire with WEST SYSTEM epoxy and glass fibre ... WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbital Read more

WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks

WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks

A WEST SYSTEM 104 Junior Pack has been used to create bullet coat racks. Dee (David) Caldwell has spent his lockdown creating bullet coat racks. Using locally sourced WW2 bullets he’s collected at Medmerry, West Sussex, and wood from a cedar planted by Capability Brown in 1750, he’s started a new business in his garden ... WEST SYSTEM® 104 Junior Pack used to create ‘bullet’ coat racks Read more

WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit improved and upgraded

WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit improved and upgraded

Wessex Resins is delighted to announce it has improved and updated the WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit. The kit comprises everything needed to fix minor cracks, holes and punctures as well as refit and replace hardware on a boat. The WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit contains: 250g WEST SYSTEM ... WEST SYSTEM 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit improved and upgraded Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives joined 1% for the Planet in 2019 and has donated to Protect Our Winters UK

Wessex Resins and Adhesives joined 1% for the Planet in 2019 and has donated to Protect Our Winters UK

Wessex Resins and Adhesives is delighted to announce it has donated 1 per cent of its annual turnover for the ENTROPY RESINS® product range to Protect Our Winters UK. This is part of the company’s commitment to 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives joined 1% for the Planet in 2019 and has donated to Protect Our Winters UK Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives supports dinghy owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations

Wessex Resins and Adhesives supports dinghy owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations

Wessex Resins and Adhesives is offering free repair demonstrations on its stand C2 (Hall Three) at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, 29th Feb to 1st March. For racers and enthusiasts, for those with wooden or composite boats, epoxy provides a straightforward and effective way to make DIY minor repairs. As such the demonstrations offer ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives supports dinghy owners with ‘how to use epoxy’ demonstrations Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives announces line-up of guest speakers for SIBS2019

Wessex Resins and Adhesives announces line-up of guest speakers for SIBS2019

Wessex Resins and Adhesives has announced the line-up of guest speakers for its ‘in conversation with’ day at Southampton International Boat Show 2019. Taking place on Tuesday 17th September (Stand J401, Ocean Hall) the afternoon conversations with industry experts include: Spirit of sustainability with Nigel Stuart (13:15) Nigel, MD Spirit Yachts, examines sustainability in the ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives announces line-up of guest speakers for SIBS2019 Read more

ENTROPY RESINS® New online store launched for European customers

ENTROPY RESINS® New online store launched for European customers

Wessex Resins and Adhesives is delighted to announce the launch of a new online store to facilitate ordering the unique range of bio-based epoxy: ENTROPY RESINS. The EU online store has been added to the current North American website WWW.ENTROPYRESINS.COM and will support the existing network of distributors and retailers. ENTROPY RESINS are used in ... ENTROPY RESINS® New online store launched for European customers Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives to run repair demonstrations at RYA Dinghy Show

Wessex Resins and Adhesives to run repair demonstrations at RYA Dinghy Show

If your dinghy suffered last season, Wessex Resins and Adhesives is offering free repair demonstrations on its stand C42 at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, 2nd and 3rd March. The demonstrations offer expert advice about fixing all-too-common problems using the WEST SYSTEM® brand. Glass Fibre Repair Demonstration (Sat 2, Sun 3 March, 14:30, C42) ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives to run repair demonstrations at RYA Dinghy Show Read more

Wessex Resins now producing high-performance, bio-based ENTROPY RESINS®

Wessex Resins now producing high-performance, bio-based ENTROPY RESINS®

Wessex Resins is delighted to announce it is now manufacturing ENTROPY RESINS, under license from Gougeon Brothers, Inc., for the European, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, and Indian markets.  ENTROPY RESINS is a range of high-performance, bio-based epoxy formulations. These products can help reduce the carbon footprint of companies manufacturing finished composite parts. ENTROPY RESINS are largely plant-based formulations, utilising SUPER SAP® technology. They are used ... Wessex Resins now producing high-performance, bio-based ENTROPY RESINS® Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd achieves the transition to BS EN ISO 9001:2015

Wessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd achieves the transition to BS EN ISO 9001:2015

We are delighted to announce that Wessex Resins and Adhesives, of which WSI is a division, has achieved the transition to the latest Quality Management System and the Company is now certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates the Company’s commitment to achieving its vision to be a leader in its chosen ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd achieves the transition to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Read more

West System International Events 2018

West System International Events 2018

We’ll be exhibiting at the following upcoming events. If you’re planning on attending, please come and meet our team. Seatec/Compotec Location: CarraraFiere Srl V.le G. Galilei 133 54033 Marina di Carrara (MS) Italy Dates: 05th-07th April 2018 Pavillon D, Stand 901 https://compotec.it/?lang=en http://sea-tec.it/?lang=en Southampton Boat Show 2018 Location: Mayflower Park, Southampton Dates: 14th-23rd September 2018 https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/ Genoa ... West System International Events 2018 Read more

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

West System International will be exhibiting at this year’s HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show. From maritime accessories to maintenance workshops, navigation equipment to exhibition offers, the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show has everything one could need to prepare for the next watersports season. We’ll be there showcasing our WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET products with live demonstrations and ... HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show Read more

Next WEST SYSTEM Epoxy workshop date – 15th March 2018

Next WEST SYSTEM Epoxy workshop date – 15th March 2018

Book on to our next WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy workshop, which will take place on 15th March 2018. In this unique, hands-on, one day workshop you’ll learn the basic concepts of using and handling WEST SYSTEM epoxy. Everyone attending gains hands on experience in using epoxy, being able to mix as much epoxy as they like and have ... Next WEST SYSTEM Epoxy workshop date – 15th March 2018 Read more

RYA Dinghy Show – see live demos of WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products, plus WIN one of four WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kits!

RYA Dinghy Show – see live demos of WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products, plus WIN one of four WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kits!

Meet the West System International team on stand C42 (Great Hall) at the RYA Dinghy Show (3-4 March 2018). Pick up tips on repairing your dinghy after a ding! Find out what products you should have with you at race events to keep you on the water and racing. Watch live demonstrations at 12:00 and ... RYA Dinghy Show – see live demos of WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products, plus WIN one of four WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kits! Read more

NEW PRO-SET High Temperature Hardeners.

NEW PRO-SET High Temperature Hardeners.

PRO-SET High Tg Laminating and Infusion Hardeners With the use of composites become more wide spread there is a need for epoxies that are stable at high temperatures. We have therefore developed two new PRO-SET high temperature hardeners for use with our standard PRO-SET Lamina ng and Infusion epoxy resins. These cured systems are able to ... NEW PRO-SET High Temperature Hardeners. Read more

Meade A. Gougeon: September 25, 1938–August 27, 2017

Meade A. Gougeon: September 25, 1938–August 27, 2017

Meade, along with his brothers Jan and Joel, founded Gougeon Brothers, Inc. in 1969. Their employee-owned, ISO 9001 registered company is a world renowned formulator and manufacturer of WEST SYSTEM® and PRO-SET® epoxies. The brothers pioneered the use of epoxy in boat construction and repair. They got their start building DN class iceboats with wood ... Meade A. Gougeon: September 25, 1938–August 27, 2017 Read more

WSI shares epoxy knowledge at TheYachtMarket.com SBS

WSI shares epoxy knowledge at TheYachtMarket.com SBS

The team will be conducting live demonstrations covering the use of WEST SYSTEM epoxies, showing visitors how to get the most from their epoxy products. Demonstrations will be held at 12:00 and 14:30 each day.   “It is our company ethos to openly share our decades of accumulated epoxy knowledge; these demonstrations are the perfect ... WSI shares epoxy knowledge at TheYachtMarket.com SBS Read more

WSI shares professional knowledge at London Boat Show

WSI shares professional knowledge at London Boat Show

West System International (WSI) is once again attending the London Boat Show, now in its 63rd year, which runs from 6-15 January 2017. WSI’s team of technical experts can be found at stand D055. Past visitors to the London Boat Show will know that the WSI team are always keen to share their knowledge with ... WSI shares professional knowledge at London Boat Show Read more

WSI showcases decades of professional epoxy knowledge at Southampton Boat Show

WSI showcases decades of professional epoxy knowledge at Southampton Boat Show

West System International (WSI) is attending the 2016 Southampton Boat Show. Visitors to stand J390 can speak directly to WSI’s technical experts for advice on professional applications of epoxy for boat building, repair and maintenance. The team will also be showcasing their epoxy expertise through their ever-popular demonstrations, which will see them walk visitors through ... WSI showcases decades of professional epoxy knowledge at Southampton Boat Show Read more

WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s annual Amateur Boat Building Awards

WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s annual Amateur Boat Building Awards

West System International (WSI) is proud to once again support Watercraft Magazine’s Amateur Boat Building Awards (ABBA) to be held at this year’s Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show 2nd-5th June. Aiming to encourage people to have a go at building their own boats, WSI is joining forces with its distributer, Robbins Timber, to reward every successful ... WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s annual Amateur Boat Building Awards Read more

New Fairlie Yachts case study published by WSI

New Fairlie Yachts case study published by WSI

Fairlie Yachts explains why it chooses WEST SYSTEM® epoxy to help it achieve a flawless finish on its range of exclusive classic yachts in a new case study from West System International (WSI). To build its range of exclusive classic yachts, Fairlie Yachts uses only the finest materials. In conjunction with modern construction techniques, WEST ... New Fairlie Yachts case study published by WSI Read more

WSI publishes new Spirit Yachts case study

WSI publishes new Spirit Yachts case study

A new case study from West System International (WSI) explains how Spirit Yachts achieves boat building perfection with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy. Offering marine-grade strength and durability for every project, WEST SYSTEM epoxy is trusted for a wide range of build applications, from bonding and strip-planking to fibreglass sheathing – meeting all of Spirit Yachts’ construction ... WSI publishes new Spirit Yachts case study Read more

Princess Yachts International makes strategic decision to use PRO-SET epoxy for teak decking

Princess Yachts International makes strategic decision to use PRO-SET epoxy for teak decking

Princess Yachts International has made a strategic decision to use PRO-SET epoxy for its teak decking requirements across all product lines, as outlined in a new case study by West System International (WSI). The luxury yacht builder offers an industry-leading product line, including a range of flybridge yachts, S Class sportbridge yachts, V Class sports ... Princess Yachts International makes strategic decision to use PRO-SET epoxy for teak decking Read more

Sunseeker International to use PRO-SET epoxy and vacuum bagging for flawless decks on all yachts

Sunseeker International to use PRO-SET epoxy and vacuum bagging for flawless decks on all yachts

Sunseeker International has committed to using an innovative vacuum bagging technique to deliver an optimal finish on decks across all its yachts, a new case study by West System International (WSI) reveals. Following a highly successful trial implementation of the technique, the luxury yacht builder will use PRO-SET ADV-170 Adhesive and vacuum bagging as standard ... Sunseeker International to use PRO-SET epoxy and vacuum bagging for flawless decks on all yachts Read more

Southampton Boat Show visitors get exclusive access to world-class epoxy expertise

Southampton Boat Show visitors get exclusive access to world-class epoxy expertise

West System International (WSI) is attending the Southampton Boat Show. Visitors to stand G144 can speak directly to the company’s technical experts who will be on hand to advise on any aspect of epoxy use in boat building, repair or maintenance. The WSI technical experts are available all year round, providing expert knowledge on the use ... Southampton Boat Show visitors get exclusive access to world-class epoxy expertise Read more

WSI sponsors The Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association

WSI sponsors The Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association

West System International (WSI) is proud to have supported the Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association at this year’s Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. WSI is delighted that with its help, the WBTA stand attracted more visitors this year than ever before. Nineteen WBTA members, representing some of the best wooden boat builders in the country, ... WSI sponsors The Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association Read more

WSI launches new, expanded range of reinforcing fabrics and tapes

WSI launches new, expanded range of reinforcing fabrics and tapes

West System International (WSI) has updated its product range, introducing a number of new reinforcing fabrics and tapes to provide wider support to boat builders. The new products include three different widths of carbon and aramid tapes and fabrics including carbon, aramid and a carbon/aramid hybrid weave – the latter combining the advantages of both ... WSI launches new, expanded range of reinforcing fabrics and tapes Read more

WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s Amateur Boat Building Awards

WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s Amateur Boat Building Awards

West System International (WSI) is proud to have supported Watercraft Magazine’s Amateur Boat Building Awards (ABBA) which was held at this year’s Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show. Aiming to encourage people to have a go at building their own boats, WSI is delighted to have joined forces with its distributor, Robbins Timber, to reward every ... WSI sponsors Watercraft Magazine’s Amateur Boat Building Awards Read more

PRO-SET adhesive epoxy achieves Lloyd’s Register approval

PRO-SET adhesive epoxy achieves Lloyd’s Register approval

West System International (WSI) has announced that its PRO-SET® adhesive epoxy systems have received certification from Lloyd’s Register. The certifications are in addition to two others announced earlier this year for WSI and provide international recognition of the high quality and standard of the epoxy systems and their suitability for marine construction. Lloyd’s Register sets ... PRO-SET adhesive epoxy achieves Lloyd’s Register approval Read more

WSI achieves second Lloyd’s Register approval

WSI achieves second Lloyd’s Register approval

West System International (WSI) has announced that WEST SYSTEM® epoxy has received certification from Lloyd’s Register. The certification is the second in two weeks for WSI and provides international recognition of the high quality and standard of the epoxy systems and their suitability for marine construction. Gaining Lloyd’s certification is important for marine products as ... WSI achieves second Lloyd’s Register approval Read more

Gougeon Brothers, Inc. named Technical Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA for the 2017 America’s Cup

Gougeon Brothers, Inc. named Technical Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA for the 2017 America’s Cup

Gougeon Brothers, Inc., the manufacturer of PRO-SET® epoxy, is once again a Technical Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA — the defending champion going into the 35th America’s Cup Match to be held in Bermuda in the summer of 2017 As a technical supplier of adhesives and epoxy resins, the Michigan-based company will supply ORACLE TEAM ... Gougeon Brothers, Inc. named Technical Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA for the 2017 America’s Cup Read more

PRO-SET laminating epoxy systems achieve Lloyd’s Register certification

PRO-SET laminating epoxy systems achieve Lloyd’s Register certification

West System International has announced that its PRO-SET® laminating epoxy systems have received certification from Lloyd’s Register. The certification provides international recognition of the high standard of the epoxy systems and their suitability for marine construction. Gaining Lloyd’s certification is important for marine products as it is widely used as a selection benchmark by designers ... PRO-SET laminating epoxy systems achieve Lloyd’s Register certification Read more

West System International launches new online epoxy magazine: epoxycraft

West System International launches new online epoxy magazine: epoxycraft

West System International (WSI) is launching a new online magazine, www.epoxycraft.com, designed to provide epoxy expertise to the international boat building community. An interactive resource, epoxycraft will include contributions from WSI staff as well as industry experts and members of the general boating public. epoxycraft will be of interest to anyone involved in boat maintenance, repair ... West System International launches new online epoxy magazine: epoxycraft Read more

Visitors to Southampton Boat Show to get first sight of new marine epoxy websites

Visitors to Southampton Boat Show to get first sight of new marine epoxy websites

Visitors to the PSB Southampton Boat Show (Stand: D017) will be the first to see two new websites aimed at boating enthusiasts. The first is a brand new and extensive international corporate website – wessex-resins.com. Soon to be available in ten languages (with more to follow), the site includes detailed product information, epoxy ‘how to’ guides ... Visitors to Southampton Boat Show to get first sight of new marine epoxy websites Read more

Wessex Resins and Adhesives launches new division: West System International

Wessex Resins and Adhesives launches new division: West System International

West System International (WSI) provides greatly enhanced focus and support to WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET epoxies – the world famous brands of epoxy. Wessex Resins and Adhesives has today launched a new division, West System International (WSI). The new division will provide a greater level of international support for and information about, the renowned WEST ... Wessex Resins and Adhesives launches new division: West System International Read more