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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Sogel considered the specialist in innovation and development of high technology gel coats?

Sogel benefits from the exceptional expertise of Claude Pilon, a leading chemist who has developed some of the most innovating gel coats in the market. For instance, we develop exclusive gel coats for the RTM and Twintex® technologies. Moreover, we manufacture spray adhesive putties and spray granite gel coats, among others. If you have a challenging project, we can help you. Please contact us.

What advantages does Sogel offer over its competitors?

We always make sure to analyse our customers’ needs in depth and we innovate, develop and manufacture customised gel coats accordingly. Moreover, we deliver products and services on short period of time.

Who are yours clients?

Our client base is very diversified. We serve clients with very high quality and innovation standards, such Camoplast/Bombardier Recreational Products. We also serve clients operating in different industries, such as transportation (Fibrocap and Group Synergy Composites) and construction (Piscine Fibro).    

What is a gel coat?

A gel coat is a specialized polyester or vinyl ester resin that is formulated as an in-mold coating. This coating provides a cosmetic outer surface on a composite product and offers weatherability for outdoor products.

What is the WeatherGuard™ gel coat?

TheWeatherGuard™ gel coat consists of a base of special polymer resins mixed with very high quality pigments and special additives that provide optimal processability and superior performance.

What is a PrintShield™ barrier coat?

PrintShield™ acts as a barrier coat between the laminate and the gel coat. This product enhances the gel coats’ mechanical properties by increasing its flexibility. It also improves the esthetical properties by increasing resistance to osmosis and blistering, and reducing print through. 

What molding processes is the PrintShieldbarrier coat suggested for?

We suggest the application of PrintShield barrier coat in both open molding, closed molding and RTM processes. In open molding, the barrier coat improves esthetical properties, increases resistance to blistering and decreases production cost. In closed molding and RTM, the barrier coat provides a drastic reduction of print through, in addition to the above benefits.

What type of catalyst do you suggest be used with your gel coats?

Sogel suggests between 1.5% and 2% of DHD – 9, or any MEKP (50%).

What is the shelf life of Sogel’s products?

Sogel guarantees a shelf life of 90 days for all products from the date of manufacture.

What is the minimum volume for an order?

The minimum order is of 5 gallons.

Who do I contact for technical support?

Our technical staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM eastern time. We can be contacted by phone (450) 928-3833, (866) 928-3883 or via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it