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Scigrip Smarter Adhesive Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPS Corp., has released an advanced methacrylate adhesives that the company said delivers durable bonding of metal, composite and plastic substrates.
Scigrip offers a series of innovative, low VOC methacrylate adhesives that enable quicker, more economical and less labor intensive assembly operations than mechanical joining methods or welding techniques, according to Scigrip.
Structural adhesives have become integral to manufacturing modern automobiles, airplanes, buses, trains and trailers, Scigrip said, due to the enhanced performance, reduced costs and improved aesthetics that they enable in creating a durable bond between dissimilar substrates.
Scigrip's methacrylate structural adhesives are available in several product series, with a variety of curing times, from products that set in as little as 4 to 6 minutes for relatively small applications, or as long as 15 to 40 minutes for more complicated assemblies requiring precise positioning, the firm said.
The series include:
• Scigrip's SG300 series methacrylate adhesives exhibit a balance of strength and durability for bonding metals, composites, and other plastic parts, Scigrip said. SG300 Series products are often used to replace or reduce the need for mechanical fasteners, so they can reduce noise and vibration levels and enhance the overall joint durability, according to the company.
• The advanced SG600 series adhesives from Scigrip combine high strength, modulus and elongation characteristics needed for bonding a range of metals, thermoplastics and thermoset composites. This series is ideal for a wide range of substrates, including: acrylic, ABS, coated metals, PVC, thermoset composites (epoxy, gelcoats, polyester and vinyl ester), Scigrip said.
• Scigrip claims its SG5000 series methacrylate adhesives deliver high performance structural bonding for composites and metals that rival traditional two-part epoxy adhesives. The SG5000 Series adhesives can be used to bond polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and gel coated composites, as well as most metals and thermoplastics, with little surface preparation or priming.
For more information, go to www.scigrip.com.