Chopped Strand Fibreglass Mat - is the most extensively used reinforcement in the fibreglass industry. The advantages of mat versus fabrics are their low cost and how easily they conform to contours. They do not offer the strength characteristics of fabrics, but are ideal for low cost, rapid build ups. Mat can be used alone or in conjunction with fibreglass fabrics or woven roving in larger fabrications. Mat is commonly used for buildup such as plywood decking and between layers of fabric when moulding. Use only our polyester or vinyl ester resins with chopped strand mat as the mat contains a binder which prevents proper bonding with any epoxy resins (a special type of Chopped Strand Mat for Epoxy Resin is available from us).
This pack contains 5 meters of 450 gram per square meter Fibreglass CSM and is 1040mm wide. Product comes folded and wrapped in plastic for shipping.
The amount of resin needed to saturate (wet out) this 450 gram CSM is about 1 KG per square meter.
Polyester Resin, Flowcoat, MEKP, Acetone, Tools and safety equipment are available in our store.
Clean all brushes, rollers and fibreglass tools with Acetone.
Always wear gloves and dust masks and avoid breathing vapours of resin or dust residue.