07 March 2017
07 March 2017
SCIGRIP is reporting a strong and impressive start to 2017 following a number of successful trials in boat yards across Europe, the company has secured a significant number of high volume orders with leading sail, power and leisure boat manufacturers.
SCIGRIP attributes this latest success to the growing popularity of its industry approved methacrylate (MMA) adhesive systems and the ability to produce and dispense the products rapidly in bulk quantities.
According to SCIGRIP, its 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 composite and other plastic parts with little or no surface preparation. SG230 features excellent fatigue and vibration resistance for key structural areas and can bond to metal structures with a simple priming process. The company reports that marine manufacturers are particularly pleased with SG230 HV’s results and performance in hull to deck bonding and stringer to hull bonding.
SCIGRIP says another key marine MMA product offering is SG300, explaining that this adhesive is ideal for internal and external bonding requirements and very 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 Incorporated in 2016, SCIGRIP says it is 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.
Thanks to Magnum Venus Products International’s (MVP) mixing and bulk dispensing equipment, SCIGRIP is able to efficiently supply MMA products in large format bulk packaging. MVP serves the needs of the growing composite market and specialises in pumping systems and accessories for closed and open moulding technology.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
A skateboard, architectural panels and a rigid roof for boats, all built using Chomarat composite reinforcements, will be on display at CAMX 2018.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.