SCIGRIP recently exhibited at the METSTRADE show in November, presenting a tailored range of structural, methacrylate adhesives (MMAs) that offer strength, robustness and ease of use for boat and shipbuilders with a range of cure times for large and small bonding applications.
As was presented at the show, typical marine applications include bonding large composite parts such as hull to deck joints, internal structure, stringers and cores; Interior and exterior fit out and assembly; Attaching anodised aluminium sail tracks to carbon fibre yacht masts; Assembly of steel and aluminium structural components and bonding bright white and gel-coated hull and superstructure parts.
Product highlights included SG300, a high-performance methacrylate adhesive with a balance of strength and toughness for bonding metals, composites and thermoplastics. SG300 is ideally suited to internal or external bonding and replaces or reduces the need for mechanical fasteners. This product features environmental and chemical resistance and is available in a range of working times for production flexibility.
Alongside this, the SG230HV is a two-component, 10:1 mix ratio product for bonding composite and other plastic parts with little or no surface preparation. SG230 features fatigue and vibration resistance for key structural areas and can bond to metal structures with a simple priming process.
Both SG300 and SG230HV possess Lloyd’s Register approvals. This third-party verification of performance and production processes gives customers extra assurance of SCIGRIP’s commitment to quality.
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