27th February 2017, Washington, UK
UK adhesive solutions provider SCIGRIP reports that following a number of successful trials in boat yards across Europe, it has secured a significant number of high volume orders with leading sail, power and leisure boat manufacturers.
This success is due to the growing popularity of the company’s approved methacrylate (MMA) adhesive systems and the ability to produce and dispense the products rapidly in bulk quantities.
SG230 HV is a well-established system that holds both Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certifications. It is a two-component, 10:1 mix ratio product for bonding composites and other plastic parts with little or no surface preparation. It is characterised by excellent fatigue and vibration resistance for key structural areas and can bond to metal structures with a simple priming process. Marine manufacturers are particularly pleased with SG230 HV’s results and performance in hull to deck bonding and stringer to hull bonding, the company says.
Another key marine MMA product offering is SG300 for internal and external bonding requirements, which effectively joins metals, metals to plastics, and metals to composites, replacing or reducing the need for mechanical fasteners. SG300 also demonstrates excellent environmental and chemical resistance making it a robust choice for marine applications.
Following their acquisition of Arjay Technologies in 2016, SCIGRIP is also now able to supply an extensive range of performance bonding compounds for the composites industry that offer strong and supremely versatile assembly solutions. Key products suitable for marine applications include; 7121 vinyl ester compound, 5121 premium radius compound and 2121 radius compound. These products also perform exceptionally well in the transportation market.
In addition, with Magnum Venus Products International’s (MVP) mixing and bulk dispensing equipment, SCIGRIP is able to efficiently supply MMA products in large format bulk packaging.
At JEC World in Paris, SCIGRIP will participate in a series of technical demonstrations with MVP. Visitors are invited to observe the infusion of a single person Oaussou kayak proceeded by the bonding of the vessel’s parts using SCIGRIP’s SG300.