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Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Methyl Methacrylate Structural Adhesives

Published on 2017-02-01. Author : SpecialChem

Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for MMA Structural Adhesives
Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for MMA Structural Adhesives

Scott Bader has recently made a further capital investment to expand production capacity for its range of Crestabond® primer-less methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesives. A new mixer has been installed and is now fully operational in its dedicated ‘Structural Adhesives’ facility in the UK plant in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, from where customers are supplied worldwide.

According to Scott Bader, this latest strategic investment of over €400K is in response to significant growth in customer demand for Crestabond structural adhesive products, and a continued long term commitment to the composites industry.


50% Increase in Capacity


This additional adhesives mixer has increased production capacity by around 50%, needed to cope with the continued growth in sales over the last five years, and forecast customer order levels in 2017 and beyond.

Jon Stowell, Global Head of Adhesives and Tooling for Scott Bader explains:

“To meet the growing demand and continue to offer competitive lead times, this new mixer will be used exclusively for the production of the full range of Crestabond® structural adhesives, which we offer in a choice of 400ml coaxial cartridges, bulk 20 litre pails and 200 litre drums pack sizes.”

Originally launched in 2010, Scott Bader now offers a choice of 11 Crestabond® products to suit specific shop floor assembly needs and long term bonding performance in use. The customer base has grown globally to now include major OEMs and tier 1 / 2 producers in marine, land transportation, off road vehicles, building & construction and wind energy markets, which now use Crestabond products in a wide variety of assembly applications for bonding metal, plastic and composite components.

Addition of New Grades


Demand has been stimulated by new grade additions to the Crestabond range in the last 18 months. These include: M1-02, now the fastest curing 10:1 ratio grade available, developed for cost effective higher volume assembly of smaller parts, which must be ready to handle in under three minutes; PP-04, a 1:1 ratio specialty grade for bonding polypropylene and other thermoplastic polyolefin substrates, and two 1:1 ratio black pigmented M7-05 and M7-15 grade options, added for improving the bond joint aesthetics of black ABS and carbon fiber (CF) composites components.

About Scott Bader

Scott Bader was established in 1921 and it is a Euro 227 million global chemical company, employing over 600 people worldwide. With manufacturing sites located around the world including its new ventures in Canada, South America and India, it manufactures, sells and distributes a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers to many different markets and have built a reputation for innovation, quality and excellent customer service.

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Source: Scott Bader
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