Tougher than Phenolic, DAP, Melamine and Urea. Cheap compared to Epoxy. Good gloss & colour (with gel coat). Addition reaction on cure, therefore pressure not essential to provide defect-free products. Vinyl Ester & Bisphenol Polyester has better chemical resistance than general purpose Polyester.
DMC & GMC: Mouldings for automotive use, small cabinets for meters, electrical devices, etc. SMC: Large panels for automotive or constructional applications. Resin: (Flake glass filled) for chemically resistant linings for concrete and steel vessels. (Glass fibre filled) for filament winding, hand lay-up, centrifugal casting.