Cold Weather Bonding

During the colder months, the Technical Advisers at WEST SYSTEM and ATL Composites are frequently asked “What’s the lowest temperature WEST SYSTEM Epoxy can be applied?”

Fortunately, it’s one they’re well equipped to answer. Gougeon Brothers, Inc. got its start in the world of DN Iceboat racing. Both Meade and Jan Gougeon have won multiple DN cup races worldwide. It’s not unusual for an iceboat to need repairs mid-regatta, so part of the discipline of iceboat racing is getting epoxy to cure despite cold working environments. The trick is using strategies that bring epoxy temperatures . . .

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