Composite Footbridge Manufacturing – Achieve Composite Structural Integrity

In this article, we explore how the Huntsman Araldite 2015-1 adhesive was used by our representatives to successfully bond composite footbridges.

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Composite Footbridge Manufacturing

Composite footbridges are becoming increasingly popular in cities and urban areas due to their easy and safe accessibility.

Footbridges made from composites are durable, virtually maintenance-free, lightweight and economical in price.

FRP (fibreglass-reinforced polymer) is a commonly used composite material in composite footbridge manufacturing. FRP is ideal for footbridges due to its anti-slip properties, high strength-to-weight ratio and minimal impact on the environment. Additionally, it can be assembled without the use of heavy machinery and is resistant to damage from graffiti and vandalism.

All these make FRP a great material for composite footbridge manufacturing, offering high safety and durability for pedestrians. Manufacturers working with FRP, therefore, require innovative and long-lasting bonding solutions to ensure they get the most out of the properties of this material.

Adhesives for Composite Footbridge Bonding

Structural adhesives provide many unique advantages that are beneficial in composite footbridge manufacturing, ranging from:

  • Lightweighting
  • Improved structural strength
  • Increased durability
  • Corrosion, rust and oxidation protection
  • Resistance to weathering, water and humidity
  • Resistance to deformations by extreme temperatures or UV
  • Vibration/shock dampening
  • Manual or automated dispensing – greater production rates.
  • Easy applications
  • Environmentally sustainable

Araldite 2015-1 is a two-composite epoxy adhesive that has been successfully used by our representatives for bonding FRP within composite footbridge manufacturing. This adhesive cures at room temperature, and offers low shrinkage and a resilient bond when cured. In addition, it offers good gap-filling properties and weathering resistance, being of thick viscosity and thixotropic for vertical applications. It can bond a wide variety of materials including ferrous metal, glass fibre-reinforced polymer, non-ferrous metal, ceramic, glass, rubber and wood.

Discover our full guide on bonding composites to learn more about composite bonding applications.

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