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Fall 2006


ZERO SHRINK High HDT VINYL ESTER TOOLING RESIN Nord Composites 3000-50 For over 16 years, customers have relied on Nord Composites ZERO shrink one component tooling resin for manufacture of highest quality close tolerance molds for open and closed molding.

•Pre accelerated resin with fillers added •Performs like a normal laminating resin •Rapid cure gives rapid mould making •Complete dimensional stability •Perfect surface replication on the cured laminate •Fiber print through eliminated •Color shift indicates when the laminate is cured •Normal resin storage life without filler settlement

Noted for its long shelf life (6 months*) and one component premixed ease of use, Nord Composites RM 3000 is considered by many elite manufacturers to be the benchmark in tooling resins performance. RM 3000-50 is an unsaturated vinylester resin, especially formulated for mold making. Filled and pre-accelerated, it is a ready to use product, obtaining molds with superior surface profile and ZERO shrinkage. For more information, visit or consult with your area sales manager for available Product Data Sheet and Application Guide.

New Product

Greg McChesney Canadian Operations Warehouse Manager

Our Distributor

Nida-Core Canada

18 Mollard Ct Unit #3 Barrie ,Ont. L4N 8Y1 We would like to welcome Greg, as the newest member of our growing Canadian team. Greg joins us from Faurecia Corporation from their Quality Control Department where Greg also handled inspections for Shipping and Receiving Department. Previously, Greg owned and operated a “Marlin Travel” agency for many years as well as many years with General Electric Canada, Black and Decker injection molding department.

Canada Nida-Core Canada celebrates its 4th anniversary by moving into a dedicated, new operations center with increased warehouse and office space just a short drive north from Toronto, Ontario. Our large inventory includes all of our Structural honeycomb products, panel products, Balsalite, Matline, Nord Composites Zero Shrink Tooling resin, NidaFlow and NidaBond Products for immediate availability.

Greg’s responsibilities will include managing the Nida-Core Canadian operations Shipping and Receiving Department, providing customer service and inventory management. Greg can be reached directly during business hours at 705-734-1900

Our employees Check out our NEW, much improved website at An enhanced product application guide, how to work with Nida-Core and Nida-Core Panels section, mechanical properties section, comparison guide to alternative materials, online ordering, soon to be available customer order tracking ; all part of the effort to enable the customer to save valuable time and bring essential information just a few mouse-clicks away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nida-Core Canada is working towards core cutting and conversion capability in the very near future . Core installations and core technology training programs are to be scheduled quarterly starting January 2007 Please contact Terry Coleman, Eastern Canada Sales Representative for further details at 647-200-2900.

Located in Denton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Gorton Merrick, Inc. (“GMI”) produces fiberglass molds and parts on a contract basis for companies wishing to outsource the production of their fiberglass components. Co-owners Mike Merrick and Gabrielle Gallegos founded GMI to help manufacturers address changing market and regulatory demands in the fiberglass reinforced plastics industry. GMI partners with manufacturers to meet those demands by providing options that include outsourcing FRP production, consulting on use of the vacuum resin infusion process (VIP), and training to help transition to new production methods. Merrick has supervised the construction of hundreds of high-quality fiberglass boats over the course of his career. With over 15 years of experience in the production and sale of fiberglass boats, Merrick knows the fiberglass lamination issues that you face every day – issues that are becoming more problematic as the market demands ever higher quality while the public demands lower styrene emissions from FRP production.

Merrick is also an avid boater. In addition to a lifetime of pleasure power cruising and competitive sailing, he spent many seasons as a commercial fisherman in the challenging waters of Alaska. Merrick has plenty of experience using rugged, rough-water vessels and knows the value of fiberglass construction that won’t let you down when the going gets tough.

Our Customer

To date GMI has built boats ranging in size from 14’ rowing and sailing dinghies to 71’ power yachts. Whether your boat is large or small, power or sail, GMI has the expertise to build a boat you will be proud to sell to your customers. Find out more at

MP Concepts Ste-Victoire ,Quebec, Canada

Pool and spa products manufacturer from Quebec, Canada, MP Concepts, led by Mr. Michel Piloquin, operate a well established local fabrication shop specializing in composite recreation products. Specialists in all phases of composite tool and part manufacture, MP Concepts is an excellent resource for outsourced contract manufacturing. The enclosed photograph depicts a recent composites seminar arranged in cooperation with a distributors group, demonstrated various methods of core installations and club sandwich construction methods.

Nida-Core Sales Team during 2006 ACMA Composites Polycon Show in St.Louis, MO




This section is provided free of charge to anybody in composites industry as a means to buy, sell, or trade equipment and materials. Please contact editor of this newsletter Jack Lugus at to place your ads for quarterly publication. Space is limited so reserve your space now!




* LAST ONE! 1 Balsalite chemical sloped bottom kit, 12’ diameter, slope 4”-1” , 1 available at 50% off regular price $900 EA *Nida-Core H8PP 45 mm 48X84 in our Barrie, ONT Warehouse 50 sheets at $2.65 sq.ft USD Call 571 332 9903 *Nida-Core H8PP 20mm+18oz WR panels 36”X144” can be cut in half, $50 discount per panel. *Jefferson Yachts has Nida-Core H8PP 13mm+luan (10 sheets) and 20 mm+luan panels (16 sheets) Call Rick Thompson at 812-282-8111 for special pricing information and to arrange delivery.

FOR SALE or TRADE - cleanroom (1990) for composites, electronics, pharmaceutical industries. Port St.Lucie FL location, size 26X92, 9’6” ceiling height. Used for magnetic card stripe manufacture in the past. Price: $30,000 or best offer, (represents fraction of original replacement cost) 480VAC 3Ph 600A Honeywell controls,Trane AC, 40HP Blower.

541 NW Interpark Pl.Port St.Lucie FL 34986 USA

•A full off-spec/discounted core list available upon request.

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