Monday, 17 December 2012

Chinese Escape Pods

Remember the Japanese escape pod, named 'Noah' we told you about in October last year? Well now there is a Chinese version, intended to combat the Mayan apocalypse due to be happening this Friday...

Customer Focus: David Imrie's Christmas Sleigh

For this festive edition of Customer Focus, we spoke to David Imrie, a customer who has been using our products to revamp and remodel Santa’s sleigh!

A nice festive red!

Having no previous experience of using fibreglass at all, he decided to give it a whirl with some technical help from us – in his own words, “How hard can it be?!”

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Phase II of NCC Development Receives Government Funding

The National Composites Centre in Bristol is to receive a £28 million investment from the Government to fund further developments, bringing the total funding to over £40 million.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Holiday Closing

Dont Miss Out!

CFS offices are open until Friday 21st December 2012.

We will be closed for Christmas on the following dates:
From Monday 24th December 2012 to Tuesday 1st January 2013.

We will re-open 08:30 Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

To ensure deliveries arrive to you BEFORE Christmas please note the following:

NEXT DAY orders must be placed by 1pm on Thursday 20th December

THREE DAY orders must be placed by 1pm on Tuesday 18th December

Orders placed over the holidays will be processed and despatched on Wednesday 2nd January.

We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Stuck for a Christmas present?

There's always someone on the list that has a big fat '?' next to their name.

We have found the solution!!


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Ancient mouldings...

We know how GRP moulds are used these days, whether they be for cars, boats, sculptures or any number of other applications.

The process of moulding is by no means a new one, however, as shown by this ancient Mayan terracotta mould.

Right hand image has been generated to show how the castings may have looked.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Customer Focus: Names In Lights

For the very first Customer Focus, we spoke to Names In Lights. Based in Wirral, they make custom decorative lights – mainly in the shape of words, although they have been known to dabble in something a little different. The lights are made using our clear cast resin, strengthening and UV additives, and occasionally our gelcoats and topcoats on bespoke projects.

We spoke to Jill Bonner, one of the partners there, about how they came to create their lights and how they do it.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Shipping Container Supplies

Do you have a shipping container that’s in need of some TLC?
Why not visit CFS’s new website – We’ve got everything you need to keep your container looking its best, including rust treatment, industrial paints and primers, traffic film remover and much more.

We aim to be the one-stop-shop for all your shipping container maintenance needs. If there's anything you need that we don't currently supply, drop us a line at and we'll see what we can do!

Life Casting with Grotesque FX Studio

Just in time for Halloween, we went down to see Steve Hollins at the spooky Grotesque FX Studio in Camborne, and watched him work his magic on Alex, our very own Technical Advisor. Alex wanted a mould of his head taken, and Steve is just the man for the job. 

Steve's workshop appears very unassuming as you approach, but when you open the door you're greeted by a sea of disembodied heads, hands and feet, as well as some creatures that have never been seen before...

The whole process of life casting is very involved, and Alex went through various stages - from bald cap, right through to mummification!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

*NEW* Water Clear Fast Cast Resin

This two component, hand-casting polyurethane system is easy to use and ideal for rapid prototyping, embedding or any type of clear casting, with or without vacuum. The resin is optically clear and UV stable, with a low odour.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Floating hot tub...

Two Dutch chaps, Frank de Bruijn and Jochem Karstanje, have invented and built a floating, wood-fired hot tub, which they have named, the HotTug.

The HotTug in action

Monday, 1 October 2012

Try out Mold Magic for only £6.95 (ex VAT)!

We're so confident you're going to love this stuff, we're giving you a massive £4.00 off per tin - just to get you to try it!

Grignard Mold Magic - proven to out last the competition

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Stedelijk Museum Complete!

Way back in July last year, we told you about the very first panels being put in place on the new façade of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The project is now complete!

Friday, 14 September 2012

CFS Advertising at the Southampton Boat Show 2012

If you're heading down to the Southampton Boat Show this year like a lot of our customers, look out for our shiny new ad in the show brochure!

We've got everything you need to keep your boat looking its best!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Colourful Resin Jewellery Blog

We stumbled across this interesting and colourful blog from Mill Lane Studio, written by Australian artist and designer, Myléne Hillam. She shares her creations, and also gives handy tips and tricks for how to solve problems and work effectively with resin.

Here's a post about cleaning up bubbly resin!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cure It Roofing System now available from CFS!

We are pleased to announce that we now stock the Cure It Roofing System!

Take a look at this video to see it in action:

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Ferrari California for £5000?...Sort of...

If you're a fan of the Ferrari California - but not a fan of the hefty price tag - you could have your very own for a mere £5000! (Plus the price of a Nissan 350Z)

Converted Nissan 350Z

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Low Price on GRP Acetone!

Get 25L kegs of GRP Acetone for only 
£27.50 +VAT!
(normal price £35.98 +VAT)

  • 98% purity
  • Ideal for cleaning tools and brushes
  • Economic alternative to pure Acetone
  • Recycled product
  • While stocks last!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

2012 Olympics and Paralympics - Delivery Information

From 27th July - 9th September, deliveries to some parts of London and many other Olympic venues across the country will be severely restricted.
Next day deliveries to some areas cannot be guaranteed and surcharges may also apply.
Some of our products are classed as hazardous, and our couriers may not be permitted to deliver these to certain areas due to Olympic security restrictions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you require delivery to any affected area or need more information please call the CFS sales team on 01209 821028 or email us.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Big savings - while stocks last!

We have a great deal on 888X General Purpose Polyester Resin...

5kg pack - £14.75
20kg pack - £47.00
supplied with catalyst

This Lloyds Approved resin is on sale while stocks last. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

"Psychedelic crystal cave" resin jewellery!

Australian visual artist, Kate Rohde, has created a collection of resin jewellery "reminiscent of a psychedelic crystal cave".
'Mega Crystal Cuff' (Citrus)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Iconic Red Phone Boxes Get Revamped for Charity

Remember The Big Egg Hunt from earlier this year? Well this time it's the turn of the traditional red phone box to get the fibreglass treatment.

Friday, 1 June 2012

10% off Power Tools

Throughout June, we are giving you a fantastic 10% off all of our power tools.

Click below to shop now!

Jubilee Weekend Opening Hours

Our office will close today at 5pm and reopen on Wednesday 6th June at 8.30am.

Any orders placed over the bank holiday weekend will be processed on Wednesday.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Fibreglass Flower Art at Saatchi Gallery

To coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show this year, the Saatchi Gallery will be unveiling a giant fibreglass flower sculpture by Croatian artist, Ana Tzarev.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Avengers Hero Car - Before and After

The team working on Avengers Assemble had to make some pretty drastic changes to their donor vehicle to create the car that Iron Man would drive away in at the end of the film.

The original car used

Friday, 11 May 2012

Super fan builds Stormtrooper Bike!

Max Denislov, a Russian Star Wars fan, has built a custom bicycle with a Stormtrooper design!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Carbon Fibre Swimsuits

Brazilian Olympic champion swimmer Cesar Cielo showed off the latest creation from Arena - a skin tight swimsuit made with carbon fibre!

Full story here.

Friday, 13 April 2012

National Composites Centre in Bristol has new partnership

The NCC has announced a partnership with AIC Group meaning that the centre in Bristol will receive equipment and support to aid its research and development in the composites sector.

National Composites Centre
National Composites Centre, Bristol

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend

Our office will be closed from 5pm today, reopening on Tuesday 10th April at 8.30am.

Any orders placed over the bank holiday weekend will be processed on Tuesday.

We hope you have a great Easter!

CFS Factory

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

5% off G4 Pond/Damp Sealer!

Until the end of April, get a fantastic 5% off any size pack of Bonda G4 Standard Pond Seal or G4 Standard Damp Seal!

Bonda G4 Damp Seal

Friday, 30 March 2012

Brian May supports Pride of Africa

Queen guitarist Brian May was in Cape Town this week, supporting Pride of Africa, a charity raising awareness about the future of big cats in Africa.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Japanese Lifeboats in Development

The Shikoku Region Transport Bureau in Japan has unveiled plans to create fibreglass lifeboats for use in the event of a Tsunami.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday, 6 February 2012

Special Offer: Epok 502

We are offering an introductory discount of 5% off all Epok 502 Epoxy Resin kits for the whole of February!
Buy now!

Friday, 27 January 2012

CFS Products Flying High in the Movies!

You will soon be able to see our products in action, in the George Lucas film, Red Tails!

Cornish company, Gateguards UK Ltd, who are based at Newquay Airport, were commissioned to build these fantastic replicas of the North American P51D 'Red Tail' Mustangs used during World War II, for use in the movie, due to be released in the UK early this year.

Special Offers!

Check out Clearance Corner for great deals on some of our products!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mattia 60 Made Lighter

Mattia has launched the Mattia 60, which has been made up to 2000kg lighter through the use of composite materials.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

VW Van Photos - Audiosport

Audiosport has posted some fantastic photos of their work on various Volkswagen vans on our forum.

Here's a taster:

Audiosport - VW Front Bumper


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Tuesday, 3 January 2012