Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of moulding and structural adhesive products to all of the production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, and Daimler Buses.
Approved fibre-reinforce polymer (FRP) lamination products supplied includes the 'ultra-low styrene content' Crystic Ecogel S1PA spray gelcoat to help reduce styrene emission levels in Daimler factories without any loss of end use application performance. Closed mould grades of Crystic unsaturated polyester resins are also supplied to Daimler and approved subcontract convertors fabricating composite vehicle parts.
Within Daimler Trucks, Crestabond M1-05 primer less methacrylate structural adhesive is now specified for a variety of HGV applications. This includes M1-05 being used to bond ABS to ABS and ABS to aluminium components together as part of the assembly process used to fabricate the sleeping bunk in the driver’s cab of Freightliner Trucks in North America. The bonding of these ABS and aluminium bunk parts with Crestabond M1-05 is carried out by a local subcontract thermoforming specialist, which supplies assembled bunks to the Freightliner Trucks Saltillo assembly plant in Mexico, where the bunks are installed on the truck cabin production line.
Freightliner Trucks is the largest business division of Daimler Trucks North America. The company produces medium and heavy duty trucks for a broad range of commercial applications at its production plants in the United States and Mexico.