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Specification

Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp90°C
General Properties
Gross Weight9.78kg

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Uni-Mould Complete Mould Making Kit

The Uni-Mould system is a low shrink, high temperature, epoxy compatible rapid tooling system developed for the fast, reliable and cost-effective production of larger composite moulds suitable for epoxy-based component manufacture, such as resin infusion. These complete starter kits put together the correct tooling gelcoat, coupling coat and tooling resin, along with the right quantities of glass reinforcement, tools and ancillaries to see the job through.

A video tutorial is provided below and a detailed processing guide is available from the downloads section.

Requires MEKP catalyst (not included). Available to buy online in Regular (0.7sqm of mould) and Large (3.3sqm of mould).


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Easy Composites' Uni-Mould system is a universal composite mould making system ideally suited to medium to large sized composite moulds. Moulds made using Uni-Mould are fully compatible with all widely used resin systems (including epoxy, polyester and vinylester). Important Note, MEKP is not automatically included with this kit because of shipping restrictions - if ordering for mainland UK shipping and you require MEKP, please select it from the drop-down list, otherwise it will not be included.

For further information see our Uni-Mould Advantages and Laminating Guide.

In this complete kit we include a the full Uni-Mould system include Tooling Gelcoat, Coupling Coat and Tooling Resin, along with the right amount of 100g chopped strand mat for the coupling coat and 450g chopped strand mat for the main reinforcement. Also included in the kit are the correct amount of MEKP catalyst (see Transport Info tab for important information), a plastic finned laminating roller, a pack of nitrile gloves and laminating brushes.

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What Else You Might Need

Our Uni-Mould Starter Kit does not include any release agent so when purchasing the kit, if you don't have any release agent already you might want to consider purchasing Mould Release Wax, PVA or Chemical Release Agent depending on your requirements.

When taking moulds off original parts you will generally need a sheet material to extend the part or make 'barriers' around the edge of the part; for this we would recommend either Polypropylene Sheet or Fluted Sign Board.

Taping over holes and features on an original part is best done using Flash/Release Tape and smoothing tight corners to create softer radiuses is best done using Filleting Wax.

International Shipping

Due to its highly corrosive and oxidising nature, The MEKP Included in this kit is NOT available for shipping to any destination other than mainland UK. MEKP is however a standard chemical and should be available from any local fibreglass supplier.

None-mainland UK customers MEKP CATALYST WILL NOT BE INCLUDED WITH THE KIT.

Use with Prepregs

Although it is possible to use Uni-Mould moulds with out-of-autoclave (oven cure) prepregs (such as XPREG® XC110) we no longer recommend Uni-Mould moulds for this purpose.

Instead – for prepreg use – better results will be achieved using high temperature epoxy moulds made using our EG160 / EMP160 tooling system or XPREG® XT135 Tooling Prepreg. These high temperature epoxy tooling systems allow the prepreg to be cured at the optimum 120°C which reduces the cure time and improves the mechanical properties of the component. Additionally, epoxy tools have been found to result in a better surface finish with prepregs such as XPREG® XC110.

Kit Size and Contents

The kit is available in two sizes; regular and large. Please choose the size you want from the drop-down menu at the top of the product listing.

For a full list of what's included in each kit, along with the estimated mould area for each kit, see below:

Regular Kit (0.7sqm)Large Kit (3.3sqm)
Estimated Mould Area 0.7sqm 3.3sqm
Uni-Mould Tooling Gelcoat 1kg 5kg
Uni-Mould Coupling Coat 1kg 5kg
Uni-Mould Tooling Resin 5kg 25kg
100g Chopped Strand Mat 2sqm 7sqm
450g Chopped Strand Mat 2kg 7kg
MEKP Catalyst (MAINLAND UK ONLY) 200ml 1L
Plastic Finned Laminating Roller 50mm Width 75mm Width
Laminating Brush 2x 2" 2x 3"
Nitrile Gloves 10 pairs 10 pairs

Easy Composites' Uni-Mould system is a universal composite mould making system ideally suited to medium to large sized composite moulds. Moulds made using Uni-Mould are fully compatible with all widely used resin systems (including epoxy, polyester and vinylester). Important Note, MEKP is not automatically included with this kit because of shipping restrictions - if ordering for mainland UK shipping and you require MEKP, please select it from the drop-down list, otherwise it will not be included.

For further information see our Uni-Mould Advantages and Laminating Guide.

In this complete kit we include a the full Uni-Mould system include Tooling Gelcoat, Coupling Coat and Tooling Resin, along with the right amount of 100g chopped strand mat for the coupling coat and 450g chopped strand mat for the main reinforcement. Also included in the kit are the correct amount of MEKP catalyst (see Transport Info tab for important information), a plastic finned laminating roller, a pack of nitrile gloves and laminating brushes.

Further Information

What Else You Might Need

Our Uni-Mould Starter Kit does not include any release agent so when purchasing the kit, if you don't have any release agent already you might want to consider purchasing Mould Release Wax, PVA or Chemical Release Agent depending on your requirements.

When taking moulds off original parts you will generally need a sheet material to extend the part or make 'barriers' around the edge of the part; for this we would recommend either Polypropylene Sheet or Fluted Sign Board.

Taping over holes and features on an original part is best done using Flash/Release Tape and smoothing tight corners to create softer radiuses is best done using Filleting Wax.

International Shipping

Due to its highly corrosive and oxidising nature, The MEKP Included in this kit is NOT available for shipping to any destination other than mainland UK. MEKP is however a standard chemical and should be available from any local fibreglass supplier.

None-mainland UK customers MEKP CATALYST WILL NOT BE INCLUDED WITH THE KIT.

Use with Prepregs

Although it is possible to use Uni-Mould moulds with out-of-autoclave (oven cure) prepregs (such as XPREG® XC110) we no longer recommend Uni-Mould moulds for this purpose.

Instead – for prepreg use – better results will be achieved using high temperature epoxy moulds made using our EG160 / EMP160 tooling system or XPREG® XT135 Tooling Prepreg. These high temperature epoxy tooling systems allow the prepreg to be cured at the optimum 120°C which reduces the cure time and improves the mechanical properties of the component. Additionally, epoxy tools have been found to result in a better surface finish with prepregs such as XPREG® XC110.

Kit Size and Contents

The kit is available in two sizes; regular and large. Please choose the size you want from the drop-down menu at the top of the product listing.

For a full list of what's included in each kit, along with the estimated mould area for each kit, see below:

Regular Kit (0.7sqm)Large Kit (3.3sqm)
Estimated Mould Area 0.7sqm 3.3sqm
Uni-Mould Tooling Gelcoat 1kg 5kg
Uni-Mould Coupling Coat 1kg 5kg
Uni-Mould Tooling Resin 5kg 25kg
100g Chopped Strand Mat 2sqm 7sqm
450g Chopped Strand Mat 2kg 7kg
MEKP Catalyst (MAINLAND UK ONLY) 200ml 1L
Plastic Finned Laminating Roller 50mm Width 75mm Width
Laminating Brush 2x 2" 2x 3"
Nitrile Gloves 10 pairs 10 pairs

Downloads (2)

This is a chemical product. Before storage or use you must download and read the accompanying safety and technical datasheets.

Safety Datasheet (SDS)1 MB
Technical Datasheet (TDS)526 KB

Specification

Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp90°C
General Properties
Gross Weight9.78kg
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?Ask our technical team a question.

Yes, you will need MEKP Catalyst to cure any of our Uni-Mould resins, including the Tooling Gelcoat. You can order the MEKP from the product page and can also find the MEKP separately here: MEKP Catalyst

The reason we can’t ship MEKP outside of the UK is because it is highly oxidizing, and standard carrier services do not permit it to be transported.

However you can purchase MEKP from any suppliers of composite materials including fibreglass (GRP) shops, roofing suppliers, boat buildings, car bodyshops etc. There is nothing special about the MEKP we supply, you can ask at your local supplier for ‘Standard reactivity MEKP’; brands such as Andanox KP9, Akperox A30, Butanox M50 (Akzo Nobel) are all suitable and  widely available.

The Uni-Mould Coupling Coat can be backed up with tooling resin and CSM as soon as it is tacky and up to 48 hours later. The time for the resin to become tacky varies depending on catalyst ratio and ambient temperature but typically we would expect around 2hrs after application if using 2% catalyst in a typical 20°C ambient temperature.

Once the mould is fully cured then there isn't really an amount of time that it needs to be left before it can be used, effectively you can put it into service immediately. As a rough guide, 24hrs after the tooling resin has been applied would be adequate to ensure a full cure, in an ambient of 20C. On occasions, we've used moulds around 12 hours after laminating the tooling resin but you would need to be confident of the state of cure, which depends on catalyst percentages of the gelcoat, coupling coat and tooling resin and the ambient temperature.

Your intended use is one of the most typical uses for the Uni-Mould starter kit and so the suggested layup and the exact process described in the technical guide for the Uni-Mould system would be exactly right for you. As would the process shown in the bonnet making video tutorial.

Typical layup for Uni-Mould is Tooling Gelcoat -> Tooling Gelcoat -->100g CSM with Coupling Coat --> 4 layers of 450g CSM and Tooling Resin.

The Uni-Mould system will be fine over epoxy.

Acrylic plastic is not suitable for use with the Uni-Mould system as the styrene within the Tooling Gel Coat will eat into and damage the surface of the acrylic.

Generally as long as the pattern has been constructed to be reasonably durable, I would not expect any distortion of the pattern itself during the Uni-Mould Mould making process.

The main area of concern is the use of paints over the pattern. Many paints, including rattle-can spray paints, are laden with solvents which can take months to fully come out of the surface. The problem this causes is during the cure of the gelcoat and subsequent resin layers during mould making, out-gassing of the paint can release solvents which will degrade the performance of the release agent and can cause the pattern to stick in the new mould. If you cannot avoid the use of paints, then we would recommend the use of PVA Mould Release Agent as it provides a physical barrier between the two surfaces and thus significantly reduces the likelihood of the pattern sticking to the mould. PVA does leave some surface marring on the mould which will need polishing out for a perfectly glossy finish.

A better sheet to use as baseboard is polypropylene sheet as naturally resin does not stick to it and thus a release agent is not needed.

If you need to use polycarbonate then we would recommend you apply release agent on to it and do a small test first to ensure the sheet does not stick.

The XTC-3D product appears to be an epoxy based coating so we would expect that, with the appropriate release agents, a mould made using our Uni-Mould™ System would release from the resin no problem. However, this is not a product combination we have tested ourselves so we would recommend that you conduct a small test to rule out any potential unexpected effects.

Uni-Mould moulds are based on a very high quality vinylester tooling gelcoat which will out-last more conventional polyester gelcoats. The special gelcoat is also highly polishable which means that hard-working moulds can be re-polished to restore them to original condition (something which is almost impossible with epoxy tools for example). The lifespan is dependent upon a number of factors, particularly how well they’re treated, but in our workshop we have found a well looked-after mould will give hundreds of releases. We have 7 year old moulds still in regular use!

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Shipping Information

In the currently selected pack size, this product is classed as 'Limited Quantity Dangerous Goods' for the purposes of transport. This means that transport restrictions apply to certain destinations.

No restrictions or surcharges shipping by road to:

UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, , Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

Shipping possible by airfreight (£55 surcharge applies) to:

United States, Finland, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago

Can't ship to:

All other countries. If your country is not listed above then unfortunately we can't ship this product to you.

For very large orders, specialist shipping can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.

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