As market demands increase, designers and engineers are having to bring lightweight and durable products to market within a shorter time frame, as a result they are increasingly turning to engineering adhesives to solve complex design issues.
The Huntsman Araldite 2000 Range of Epoxy, Polyurethane and Methacrylate (MMA) are designed to bond a wide range of materials including metals, composites and thermoplastics. The gel times run from 90 seconds to two hours making it ideal for industrial engineers.
Structural adhesives from Araldite 2000 Range are based on key chemistries, epoxy, methacrylate and polyurethane. Every adhesive can enhance the execution and life span of the materials they bond and is suited for joining a wide assortment of substrates including plastics, metals and composite materials. The range is split into two areas; metal bonding and plastic bonding, making it easier to meet business demands.
The Araldite 2000 adhesives provides high performance and long term durability. It has a broad range of handling and cure times and can be used for bonding metals, plastics and composites. The range also caters for heat and chemical resistance with a range of viscosities to address different manufacturing processes.
Why are people choosing to use adhesives to assemble their products?
Simplicity – Araldite 2000 Adhesives can shorten and speed up the assembly process by replacing mechanical fasteners with a single bond or allowing several components to be joined in one operation.
Easy Application – Araldite 2000 Adhesives range can be used for different applications and is available in different sizes. The convenient packaging sizes suit all audiences, from consumer to industrial.
Time and Cost Savings
Reduced Raw Material Costs – Joining and sealing simultaneously, the quantity and cost of raw materials required can be reduced. Huntsman gap-filling adhesives can allow for lower than optimal part tolerances, which can result in raw material cost savings.
Reduced Assembly Times – the production cycle can be reduced by cutting the number of joining and finishing operations, resulting in saving on labour costs and increasing productivity.
Complex Assemblies – Ability to join unusual and complex shapes.
Watertight Joints – The elimination of drilling operations helps prevent water ingress.
Dissimilar Materials – Araldite 2000 Adhesives can join a variety of materials, from metals to plastics and aluminium to steel.
Finishing Operations – Adhesive bonding gives a smooth appearance to designs. There are no protruding fasteners such as screws or rivets, and no spot weld marks.
Improved Product Performance
Stiffer Structure – Continuous bonded joints may produce stiffer structures. Alternatively, if increased stiffness is not required, the weight of the structure can be decreased while maintaining the required structural integrity.
Vibration Damping – Incorporated into the design, adhesive can have good damping properties useful for reducing sound or vibration.
Fatigue Performance – When adhesives are used in lieu of mechanical fasteners, fatigue performance may be increased. Increased fatigue performance can extend the product service life.
Corrosion Protection – Araldite 2000 adhesives reduce the corrosion usually associated with conventional fastening or bonding techniques.