Find out how to get a deck-to-hull joint that is fast, yet resistant to both impact and fatigue.
Adhesive solutions for a deck to hull joint
The Huntsman brand has been developing versatile, innovative and reliable solutions for the marine industry for more than 70 years. Its adhesive solutions in this sector focus on efficiency and the reduction of manufacturing costs; making it possible to save up to 50% in production time and in the long run; costs. In addition, these adhesives enable unique design features, combining robustness for commercial vessels and lightweight construction for yacht programs. The innovative adhesives allow large parts and panels to be bonded together and repaired in wet conditions while providing ample performance and optimising application processes.
The challenge: A fast, impact and fatigue resistant joint
The deck-to-hull joint requires high elongation and a high modulus E, combined with high joint thickness to compensate for large production tolerances. The Solution here is Araldite 2023, due to its high gap filling and elongation capabilities of> 100%. Araldite 2023 adhesive compensates production tolerances without the need for primer, which makes for a quicker and more efficient application. With better long-distance pumping capacity, the bonding process is fast and efficient; resulting in a durable bond that eliminates future maintenance and reconditioning needs.
Structural components in marine manufacturing, maintenance and repair must be bonded together. Therefore, being sure of the durability and mechanical resistance to the stress of the joint is crucial. At the same time, when choosing boat adhesives it is important to find one that offers the right balance between high strength and flexibility.
The Solution: Araldite 2023
Araldite 2023 is a two-component acrylic adhesive. It is a flexible product for joints where high filling capacity and high resistance are required. It is suitable for the simple assembly of large and complex parts. The adhesive combines the properties of high elongation at break and gap filling capacity, allowing it to firmly bond and seal large parts without hanging. Below we will review the main characteristics of this product:
- Modular Curing: Available from 10 to 60 minutes for the correct open / cure time ratio.
- High filling capacity: Compensates for gaps of up to 30 mm.
- It is flexible and compensates for the thermal expansion of different materials and dynamic loads.
- Does not go down: It can be applied on complex geometries, verticals and elevated surfaces.
- UV stable: Maintains a bright grey colour that will not yellow with age or sun exposure.
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