Retail Fibreglass & Resin Sales

Retail Sales: Fibreglass, Resin &
Polycarbonate & Acrylic

Have a fibreglass project that you want to undertake at home??
Newell Composites now has all you need to complete your project for sale in their showroom on Adelaide Road Murray Bridge.
Items in stock and ready to go include:

  • Polyester Resin
  • Acetone
  • Catalyst (Hardener)
  • Flowcoat
  • Talc Powder
  • 450GMS Chopped Strand Mat (CSM)
  • 200GMS Woven Cloth
  • Glass Tape (25mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm wide)

And a range of other product available by request or special order.

Acrylic & Polycarbonate: The difference!

Acrylic & Polycarbonate Sheeting
Ever smashed something glass and thought there has to he a tougher, cheaper yet just as effective alternative out there?? Or maybe you have a piece of “Perspex” that you need to replace but don’t even know where you’d find someone who can help!!
Look no further, Newell Composites stocks a range of clear Acrylic, polycarbonate and diffuser sheeting. With full sheets available in stock getting the right piece for your application is no worries. They can even cut it to size and drill the holes, meaning all you need to do is collect, install and you are ready to go.

Acrylic Facts:
PROS:

  • Shinier product & greater clarity
  • 17 times the impact resistance of glass
  • Greater resistance over polycarbonate for evenly distributed load (doesn’t flex as easy)
  • Greater resistance over polycarbonate to scratching & can be
    polished smooth
  • Greater UV resistance & does not yellow over time
  • Available in a wider range of colours

CONS:

  • Very Rigid
  • Cracks easier
  • Drilling can easily cause cracking
  • Prone to chipping

Common Uses:

  • Motorcycle helmet visors
  • Helicopter and submarine windows
  • Hockey rink glass
  • Interior layer of storm window linings
  • Animal and reptile enclosures
  • Fish tanks and aquariums
  • Light fixtures
  • Point of purchase display and signage
  • Automotive trim

Polycarbonate Facts:
PROS:

  • 250 times the impact resistance of glass
  • Less ridged than acrylic & can be purchased in flexible grades
  • Can handle temperatures up to 240 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Highly resistant to acids and other chemicals such as gasoline
  • Can be drilled without worry of cracking
  • Can be cold formed or bent without heating
  • Low level of flammability

CONS:

  • Easier to scratch
  • More expensive in comparison to acrylic
  • Poorer clarity, cannot be polished to restore clarity
  • Low level of resistance to abrasive cleaners and surfaces
  •  Can be dented

Common Uses:

  • Window well covers
  • Automobile windows and windshields
  • Reusable drinking bottles
  • Computers and phone cases
  • Transparent visors for football and hockey helmets
  • Molds for urethane and silicone casting
  • Machinery guards
  • LED light pipes and diffusers
  • Bullet-resistant “glass”

Instructions for Fibreglass Kit

Basic instructions for using a fibreglassing kit purchased from Newell Composites.

Acrylic & Polycarbonate Care

Storage, Cleaning & Handling advice for your acrylic & polycarbonate sheet.

Ready to work with us?