How to bond Honeycomb Panels

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In this article we explore the best adhesives currently used to bond honeycomb panels; how they achieve their effectiveness; and a brief overview of honeycomb structures used in the aerospace and rail industries. Honeycomb panels utilize the geometrical structure of a honeycomb, which is usually hexagonal, in order to achieve unique physical properties that offer … Read moreHow to bond Honeycomb Panels

How to bond Phenolics

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In this article we explore the best adhesives used to reliably bond phenolics. Phenolics are a group of very hard materials manufactured by administering phenolic resin to layers of glass, paper or fabric under high pressure and temperature. Their most common uses are in printed circuit boards (PCBs) as phenolic paper; in aerospace applications, such … Read moreHow to bond Phenolics

Composite bonding adhesives for lightweight vehicle construction

DuPont Composite Bonding Adhesives

To meet government legislation on carbon emissions, OEM’s are increasingly selecting composite materials for lightweight vehicle construction and to reduce vehicle emissions. Structural adhesives have been proven to be the best bonding method for composites where they enable composites to be bonded to coated metals, whilst maintaining the integrity of the fibre composite part. BETAFORCE™ … Read moreComposite bonding adhesives for lightweight vehicle construction

Insulating and Impregnating Varnishes and Resins for the Electrical Industry

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Insulating varnishes and impregnating resins are a key element in transformer, motor and generator production. Impregnating resins and varnishes are used for electrical insulation, thermal stability and to maintain structural integrity. The Xiameter range of electrical impregnating varnishes and silicone resins provide good dielectric properties, environmental protection and long service life, offering reliability and lower … Read moreInsulating and Impregnating Varnishes and Resins for the Electrical Industry

Tectyl 400-C Industrial Corrosion Preventative Product

Tectyl 400-C Gear Manufacturers

  Tectyl 400-C is a corrosion inhibitor for protecting metal surfaces against rust and corrosion. Tectyl 400-C provides strong adhesion to metal surfaces forming an active rust preventative barrier that resists the effects of moisture, salt spray and harsh corrosives. This multipurpose, wax based solvent can be used across many industries from protecting gear casings, gears, shafts … Read moreTectyl 400-C Industrial Corrosion Preventative Product

A sprayable, solvent-free contact adhesive for industrial panel manufacturers

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SMP Merbenit IA45 is a solvent-free, contact adhesive with the advantage of being able to correct bonded parts. The adhesive offers a 10 minute tooling time enabling assembled parts to be aligned. With a fast build up strength for applications that require thin lines on one or both sides, the adhesive is ideal for insulated vehicle … Read moreA sprayable, solvent-free contact adhesive for industrial panel manufacturers

A lightweight, sound absorbing solution for the Automotive market

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Car manufacturers are increasingly looking for solutions to reduce weight and to give drivers a quieter and smoother ride while improving fuel efficiency. Merbenit E20 SMP Merbenit E20 has the potential to be used in interior and body applications to make vehicles quieter and lighter. It effectively reduces vibration and noise and offers excellent thermal … Read moreA lightweight, sound absorbing solution for the Automotive market

Merbenit Unique SMP Products

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of Merz+Benteli AG, since the company was founded by chemists Walter Merz and Dr Albert Benteli. The company has grown to become leaders in elastic sealants and adhesives for the construction, automotive and marine sectors. The company has always remained at the forefront of industry, introducing new technologies … Read moreMerbenit Unique SMP Products

Surface Preparation for Adhesive Bonding

Surface Preparation is one of the most critical steps in achieving a high bond strength and improving the performance of an adhesive. For an effective bond, the adhesive must completely wet the surface of each substrate being joined together. Why use surface pretreatment? Most surfaces are covered with layers of contaminants, for example, dust, oils, … Read moreSurface Preparation for Adhesive Bonding

Solutions for repairing wind turbine blades

Whilst in operation, wind turbines are prone to damage from external forces. The rotor blades on a wind turbine require regular inspection and maintenance to keep them in good condition. Most rotor blades are constructed from glass fibre however a growing number of blades are using a hybrid of glass and carbon fibre to improve … Read moreSolutions for repairing wind turbine blades