Ptex and Base

Hint: Read here how to handle your sintered base to minimize warping and shrinking.
http://www.junksupply.com/sintered-base-handling/

It is not possible to avoid wraping by 100% on sintered bases but it should not be beyond the specified level.

Storage: Room temperature with low temperature fluctuations. Humidity should not be too high. You can store it on the roll. If you recognize some wraping you can also try to wind it in other direction for storage.

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Here you will find ski, snowboard and wakeboard bases also called Ptex or P-tex. A ski/snowboard ptex base is the bottom part of the ski/snowboard or a wake/kiteboard. It ensures that the ski/snb glides properly and or a wake/kiteboard is well protected and glides well on the rails.

We supply most base or topsheet plastics from the Austrian Isosport. Isosport has best quality products in the world. Another manufacturer of ptex or topsheet plastics might be CPS or Socrep.

You can find bases for ski/snowboard but also for kite and wakeboards.

Bases or ptex can be extruded or sintered. The higher the base number (1600, 6000 or say 7200) the higher is the density and the tougher is the base. Extruded are the less expensive then sintered but they both have their pros and cons. Sintered bases are faster, more durable etc.but cost more and are harder to repair. Extruded bases do hold better wax, are softer and easier to repair. For each individual base see the spec.

UHMWPE is Ultra High Molecular Weight plastic. It might also called Ptex by some manufacturers. It is very strong and durable plastic, comparable to Sintered base!

NOTE: Fluorescent bases might be more transparent then non fluorescent!

In case you press at room temperature, make sure you wait 5-7 days before starting to cut your product. Also if possible, higher the temperature as much as possible, this will improve bounding.

IMPORTANT: Base or Ptex is flamed and sanded for successful adhesion to epoxy. Make sure you know how to turn your base properly. If not, please contact us for help!
IMPORTANT: Base or Ptex is flamed and sanded for successful adhesion to epoxy. Make sure you know how to turn your base properly. If not, please contact us for help!

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