VISIT OF NCS RESINS
Simon Musgrove and Marlynn Jagath from Reichhold’s licensee in South Africa, NCS Resin visited Mitcham in week April 13th and the Technology Centre in Sandefjord in week April 20th. Ahmed Munir, Plant Manager in Mitcham says: “It was a pleasure to host the visit of Simon and Marlynn from NCS. Mitcham has a long track record of supporting Reichhold’s relationship with NCS, particularly assisting with training in the manufacture and QC testing of our Vinylester range of products. I’m glad to say that Simon was very pleased with the visit and commented that it exceeded his expectations, which was gratifying for the Mitcham staff involved, particularly Harris Idrees, Production Manager, who took the lead for delivering the agenda and hosting the visitors.” At the Technology Centre in Sandefjord, Technology Manager Stefanie Römhild was responsible for their visit and arranged a full agenda during their stay. It included lab cooks of vinyl ester and DCPD resins, discussions on test methods for liquid resins including GPC, demonstration of application methods like clear castings and methods used for testing mechanical properties of these products. Significant time was spent in the applications hall where they were given demonstrations of the pultrusion machine and SMC equipment.
|Simon and Marlynn with Bashar Haseeb, Advanced Chemist
||Simon and Marlynn with Hans Petter Johansen, Sr. Technician, in the cooking lab
Simon Musgrove says: “The Reichhold facilities are very impressive and the hospitality was tremendous. The main objective to learn about processing vinyl ester resins was achieved, enabling us to affect better consistency at NCS. We were exposed to a wealth of information which we can’t wait to apply. So I can say the visit was highly successful. Thank you Reichhold for sharing your knowledge.”
Egil Holtmon, Technology Director, commented: “We highly appreciated the visit of Simon and Marlynn. Their main focus was discussions around resins for anticorrosion, but they had an extensive program during the week, involving many of our chemists. This contributed to many high level two-way discussions with two very well qualified visitors, which was an inspiration to us all!”