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Scott Bader is exhibiting at Fastening & Assembly Solutions and Technology (FAST) exhibition, taking place on 10 September 2014 at the Williams F1 Conference Centre, Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK.
Scott Bader explains it will be exhibiting its new Crestabond M1-04 ‘rapid bond’ structural adhesive product alongside successful new case studies in transportation and marine applications.
According to Scott Bader’s test data, Crestabond grades will effectively bond composites, plastics, ABS, aluminium, stainless steel and many other substrates commonly used in industrial applications.
The company states Crestabond M1-04 is the latest addition to Scott Bader’s range of ready-to-use two component primer-less methacrylate structural adhesives. The major production benefit offered by this new Crestabond M1-04 ‘rapid bond’ grade is its 3-4 minutes working time and shorter fixture time of only 8-10 minutes, with no loss of bonding performance properties.
It claims all grades have been extensively tested and demonstrate excellent impact, peel, shear, compressive strength, fatigue resistance and high toughness properties in a variety of assembled parts, offering both bonding and gap-filling capabilities.
Scott Bader explains one of the new adhesive case studies being showcased at FAST on the Scott Bader stand is a truck body application. BL Searle Ltd., based in Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK now uses two grades of Crestabond in the production assembly areas for the GRP boxes and toolboxes fitted to a variety of its specialist commercial vehicle body designs: Crestabond M7-15 to bond aluminium faced Aalco panels to Zinc coated frame; Crestabond M1-05 to bond aluminium cappings to the aluminium Aalco panels around the toolbox assembly; Crestabond M1-05 and Crestabond M1-20 to bond aluminium and stainless steel to GRP body panels. According to Business Director, Stephen Searle, the reliable adhesion performance and versatility of Crestabond products has reduced assembly times by eliminating the need for more than 220 mechanical fastener heads, enabling BL Searle to produce lighter weight parts much faster and with cleaner lines to the bodywork for greater aesthetic appeal to end customers.
Information on the full range of 10:1 and 1:1 ratio Crestabond methacrylate structural adhesives offered, as well as other application case studies, plus details about the complete range of Crestomer structural adhesives, developed for bonding FRP composites, will also be available on the stand.
Scott Bader will be exhibiting at stand 43 at the show.
Photo provided by Scott Bader
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