Donzi Marine Finds Gel Coat Answer

Donzi Marine Finds Gel Coat Answer

The Challenge
Gel coat inconsistencies were consuming valuable time during daily production meetings and creating production nightmares for Donzi Marine, a leading manufacturer of high-performance boats. Specifically it was gel coat color variations from one batch to the next, a common problem in boat manufacturing, that was creating headaches for Donzi.

The Answer
A switch to HK Research’s HydroShield® Lite gel coat solved the problem. HK Research holds the tightest color specs in the industry, thanks to a fully-automated plant and a unique method of making gel coats. That kind of barrel-to-barrel consistency means fewer, if any, finish repairs.

The Outcome
For Donzi, it means one less thing to worry about in production meetings.

We used to spend a big portion of our daily production meeting wrestling with gel coat problems. Since we switched to HK Research gel coats, the topic rarely comes up.”

— Steve Simon, VP Operations, Donzi Marine

Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Steve Simon, Team Donzi’s Director of Racing. To view a tribute to his life and work, please click on the following link:


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