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RAMPF and John Burn celebrate successful partnership

Grafenberg, 06/04/18.

RAMPF Tooling Solutions, Germany, and John Burn, Great Britain, are celebrating a successful first year of their distribution partnership. Especially RAKU® TOOL Close Contour products and materials for the manufacture of high-performance composites have gained further popularity in UK markets.

Significantly expanded market share

Since June 2017, Birmingham-based John Burn Ltd has been distributing RAKU® TOOL modelling and mould engineering materials to customers in the UK. The RAKU® TOOL product portfolio, developed and manufactured by German company RAMPF Tooling Solutions, includes styling, modelling, and working boards; Close Contour Pastes, Close Contour Blocks, and Close Contour Castings; gelcoats, laminating, casting, and multi-purpose systems.

This carbon model of a sports car was produced via resin infusion using a shell lay-up tool.

The surface was manufactured using RAKU® TOOL gelcoat EG-2105 / EH-2950.

The backing was manufactured using RAKU® TOOL resin infusion EI-2500 / EH-2970-1 / carbon fibers.

The final part is made of carbon fiber with RAKU® TOOL EI-2500 / EH-2970-1.


For the construction of models and moulds in the composites industry, RAMPF offers a large range of high-performance liquid, paste, and board materials. The epoxy and polyurethane systems cover a wide temperature range and exhibit excellent physical and mechanical properties.

“We have significantly expanded the market share of RAKU® TOOL products for the composites industry in the past twelve months”, reports Paul Moore, Business Development Manager at John Burn. “This positive development is fueled both by the excellent product quality and our team of experts, who provide customers across the UK with expert advice, customer-specific service, and swift technical support.”

Furthermore, RAMPF’s range of Close Contour materials for the cost-effective manufacture of model and moulds has earned the trust and business of numerous new customers. RAKU® TOOL Close Contour Pastes, Close Contour Blocks, and Close Contour Castings guarantee for homogeneous, seamless surfaces, and optimum dimensional stability.

For this monocoque body of a racing car RAKU® TOOL Close Contour Casting CC/CB-6503 was used for the production of master models for prepreg lay-up tools.

Close Contour Castings are delivered to the customer as a three-dimensional shape that is already a close contour of the final shape.