06 March 2013
06 March 2013
SCIGRIP is launching an enhanced product for bonding dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) composites at JEC Europe, Porte de Versaille in Paris, France, next week.
As a result of their developmental work with SG600, a methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesive, SCIGRIP says it has produced an advanced product that is suitable for bonding many difficult substrates including grades of DCPD.
Many grades of DCPD adhered successfully with SG600 without time consuming preparation techniques such as flame treatment. SG600 is cold curing to produce tough and fatigue resistant bonds and also features ratio adjustable cure times and rheology compatible with robotic application. SG600 has also performed well in trials bonding ABS, PVC and SMC as well as traditional PE, VE or epoxy composites.
SCIGRIP will additionally be featuring their 10:1 MMA range, now in full EU and USA production. These include SG230HV, the high gap fill low exotherm MMA for large composite component assembly, and SG300, popular in many transport sectors for tough bonding of composites and metals without primer.
“We are listening to our customers: they need to eliminate or reduce costs in their preparation, application, and cure or post-cure processes. They are seeking automated, efficient and reliable bonds with impact resistance and good fatigue performance without heat curing”, says Peter George, Sales and Marketing Director of SCIGRIP Europe. “Our customers continue to upgrade the substrates they wish to work with and this provides us with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate the most effective adhesives solutions to suit.”
SCIGRIP can be found at booth D43.
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