03 February 2006
03 February 2006
Cellbond and Araldite adhesives are playing a key part in car safety tests with bonding technology deployed in the creation of crash test barriers.
The barriers face high pressure impact as the safety of new car designs is scrutinised as their manufacturing becomes of vital importance in gauging the performance of any new models.
Cellbond Composites Ltd specialises in constructing crash absorption barriers – the company was one of the first to use aluminium honeycomb calibration in deformable barriers. The different segments are fused together using Araldite adhesives.
“Working closely with the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory we have been active in the development of state-of-the-art crash absorption barriers,” said Dr Mike Ashmead, founder of Cellbond Composites Ltd. “To ensure the barriers can withstand the impact needed to imitate a real vehicle collision, we need to work with an adhesive that can perform under hard-hitting conditions. Araldite adhesives deliver repeatedly offering guaranteed strength against high impact testing,”
Cellbond, working in close collaboration with its customers, has been instrumental in the development of new technologies to further enhance vehicle safety testing. The company provides a full range of deformable crash test barriers which includes frontal, side impact, pole and rear tests. The road safety tests have led to a safer design of vehicles, whereby they absorb energy and keep the occupant compartments intact. Cellbond is committed to continuously improving their barriers, to make advancement in car safety possible.
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