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Scott Bader at Engineering Design Show: to Present Crestabond® Range of Methacrylate Adhesives

Published on 2013-09-30. Author : SpecialChem

Scott Bader Ltd. is exhibiting and giving a presentation workshop at the UK Engineering Design Show 2013, taking place on 2 & 3 Oct at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. On the Scott Bader stand (F40) a range of specialty products for designing and cost effectively manufacturing high performance composite components will be featured.

There will be a special focus, both on their stand and in the workshop presentation, on the Crestabond® range of primer-less methacrylate structural adhesives, suitable for rapidly bonding a wide variety of dissimilar substrates including composites, metals and plastics commonly used in industrial applications. The Crestabond range covers a variety of 1:1 and 10:1 products, available in both cartridges and drums. They are used across a wide range of industries and applications.

For engineers looking to produce lighter weight glass or carbon fibre reinforced composite materials, or with applications requiring exceptional fire, smoke and toxicity retardant (FST) properties, one of the Crestapol® high performance resins available may provide the ideal solution. The complete range of Crestapol urethane acrylate based acrylic resins will also be featured on the Scott Bader stand.

Crestapol resins are fabricated at room temperature using conventional polyester production processes, including infusion, pultrusion and filament winding, offering manufacturers scope for producing composite parts of virtually any shape and size. According to Scott Bader's published technical performance data, Crestapol grades are available which can be glass or carbon fibre reinforced and heavily filled to provide a combination of superior mechanical strength and toughness with outstanding FST and high temperature performance, meeting many of the stringent FST regulations for building and passenger rail applications. Crestapol acrylic resins offer a real alternative to phenolics, epoxies and some engineering thermoplastics.

On the morning of the first day of the show, there is an adhesives workshop presentation titled: 'Getting to grips with adhesives', which will be given by Dr. Gavin Creech from Scott Bader's R & D Applications Engineering Group. This adhesives presentation takes place from 11.15am until 12.15pm in the Workshop Theatre H5 in the 'Engineering Materials LIVE' area of the show. During this workshop session, delegates will learn the key benefits of using adhesives for joining purposes; get an understanding of the different types of typical structural adhesive currently available; and gain insights into adhesive selection criteria and the processing requirements of different industries. To illustrate these points, several case studies are included about manufacturing related structural adhesive applications successfully developed by Scott Bader within the marine, automotive, land transport, industrial and wind energy markets, where fabricators have capitalised on the significant weight saving, performance enhancement, increased productivity and shop floor health benefits of using a structural adhesive.

Scott Bader's Crystic products have been used for over 50 years in a wide variety of demanding composites applications in markets such as: chemical containment, marine, land transportation, wind energy and buildings. Technical and commercial representatives will be on the Scott Bader stand throughout the Engineering Design Show to discuss any projects and answer questions. Stand visitors will be able to learn about the complete range of Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD and vinyl ester resins, skin coats, gelcoats, tooling products, pigments, bonding pastes and structural adhesive products.

About Scott Bader

Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today it is a €225 million global chemical company, employing over 600 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to supporting its customers, workforce and the environment.

Scott Bader's headquarters is based in the UK where it has purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. It has manufacturing facilities in Europe, The Middle East, South Africa, Canada and India.

Source: Scott Bader

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