Scott Bader Asia Pacific is exhibiting for the first time at the 13th Shanghai International Automotive Manufacturing Technology & Material Show (AMTS 2017), which takes place at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai on September 5-8. The Scott Bader stand (E1 G39) is aimed at manufacturers looking for proven, high performance gap filling and structural bonding solutions across a wide range of metal, plastic and composite substrates.
AMTS 2017 is billed as the leading international exhibition in China for automotive materials, design engineering, technology, assembly and manufacturing equipment, with a clear focus on bringing together the latest automotive manufacturing machinery technologies. Engineers and key decision-makers from leading automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers from China and across Asia typically attend AMTS, which this year is expected to attract around 80,000 professional visitors.
On the Scott Bader stand will be its extended range of Crestabond® primerless MMA structural adhesives, which can bond most metal, FRP composite and polymer based engineering materials with little, if any need for surface preparation or a primer. This latest range meets the bonding requirements of most assembly operations, with the adhesives demonstrating excellent impact, peel, shear, compressive strength and fatigue resistance properties. The recently added new, rapidly bonding, Crestabond M1-02 grade, with a 1-2 minute working time and sub-three minute fixture time, is aimed at manufacturers needing joining solutions for high unit volumes, offering a significantly faster assembly line option to Crestabond M1-05, which has a working time of 4-7 minutes and a 12-18 minutes fixture time.
According to Scott Bader, manufacturers using Crestabond adhesives benefit from having lower consumable costs during assembly, as well as significantly increased productivity. As such, Crestabond adhesives are now used all over the world for a wide variety of assembly applications in automotive, road and rail transportation, marine, and building markets. On the shop floor, application can be via a manual hand gun with 400ml cartridges, or using a dispensing machine and pneumatic gun with 20 litre pails or 200 litre drums of Crestabond for higher volume applications. Jon Stowell, Global Head of Adhesives and Tooling for Scott Bader commented: “We are growing our automotive sector business globally by attending key exhibitions, such as AMTS, and by responding to the needs of mass market producers for more rapidly bonding products which can offer both high performance bonding and productivity.
Designed for structural bonding and gap-filling, all grades of Crestabond are toughened, two component methacrylate based adhesives, providing excellent toughness, fatigue impact resistance and adhesion strength, even with the most demanding metallic and plastics substrates, such as aluminium, galvanized metals and low surface energy thermoplastics, including polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).
The expanded range now has a choice of 10 Crestabond grade options, offering fixture times from 2-3 minutes up to 4 hours, with gap filling up to 50mm. Grade options are available in grey and black colours for aesthetically bonding glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced FRP composite components, as well as black pigmented, machined or moulded, plastic parts made from a wide variety of engineered plastics.
For more information about all the structural adhesive products available from Scott Bader, along with the complete range of high performance resins, gelcoats, pigments, bonding pastes offered globally for manufacturing composites, visit www.scottbader.com.