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Scott Bader Grabs Composites UK 2013 'Innovation in Materials' Award for its MMA Adhesives Range

Published on 2013-10-14. Author : SpecialChem

Scott Bader is this years' winner of the Composites UK 2013 'Innovation in Materials' Industry Award for its fast curing, primerless Crestabond® MMA structural adhesives range. This award, along with others, will be presented at the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner 2013 on November 12th at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham.

This awards event, which coincides with the Composites Engineering Show (12-13 Nov), has been organized by the Composite UK Trade Association to recognise and celebrate UK innovations in manufacturing, materials and design, as well as to recognise outstanding support in employment, training, health and safety and environmental initiatives.

Jon Stowell, Adhesives Global Business Manager for the Scott Bader Advanced Materials Group commented: "We are absolutely delighted and feel very honoured that our Crestabond MMA structural adhesives range, with its unique urethane acrylate/MMA adhesive technology has been selected by the judging panel for the Innovations in Materials award this year. Based on the successful applications globally developed so far, Scott Bader is confident that Crestabond's unique combination of performance features and cost saving productivity benefits will open up many more new bonding applications for composites, especially in conjunction with metals and other engineering materials."

The combined urethane acrylate/MMA adhesive technology makes Crestabond a universally suitable primerless structural adhesive for bonding thin and thick bond lines, which is novel for such a fast curing adhesive material. With virtually no surface preparation needed, Crestabond can rapidly and cost effectively bond composites together, as well as bonding composites to metals and other substrates.

The case study submitted to the Composites UK wards panel to demonstrate a current successful use of Crestabond is the applications specified by New World Doors Ltd., which has made significant cycle time reductions (25%) and cost savings while improving build quality, by switching to Crestabond. For some time now, Crestabond M1-05 has been incorporated by New Word Doors as a key part of the production process and build specification for its range of interior and exterior UPVC/GRP composite doors and windows. The unique properties of Crestabond enable the bonding of various UPVC and GRP sections with minimal surface preparation, while also enabling New World to use only a single adhesive throughout the whole assembly process; Crestabond M1-05 bonds a number of different substrates used in the construction of the various ranges of composite doors and windows.

All winners of the innovation and environmental awards will be showcasing their technology in the main features area during the Composites Engineering Show 2013 and presenting in the Composites UK awards forum session on Tuesday 12th November. The 'Innovation in Materials' Composite UK Industry Award 2013 has been sponsored by Eastman Machine Company.

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 theUK 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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