Announcing a new acrylic adhesive with versatile substrate bonding capabilities manufactured by the LORD Corporation. This cutting edge technology allows surfaces to be mated more than once allowing for a more forgiving and user friendly application process. For use in various industries such as; solar, transportation, shipping and construction. The new Maxlok acrylic adhesive comes in three cure speeds using glass bead technology to optimize the bond line thickness. The optional cure speeds offer more flexibility when dealing with seasonal temperatures and optimal dispensing ability.The Maxlok is available in gray to blend more easily with metals and works in a broad range of temperatures (-40 to +300 Fahrenheit).
“This adhesive provides a low-cost alternative with superior performance in applications involving welding, riveting or other traditional mechanical fastening methods, especially in extreme temperature environments subject to high impact or high peel loads.“Maxlok is a premiere metal bonding system with superior performance across various substrates, which provides improved efficiencies and flexibility within customers’ manufacturing processes,” said Carlos Cruz, LORD Market Manager, Product Assembly Adhesives and Coatings, Americas Region. We have already seen great success using this adhesive in armored vehicles, motor coaches and trailers.”
According to Cruz, structural adhesive bonding is an established joining method that is proven in a variety of end-use markets – including more than 50 million cars, trucks, specialty vehicles and boats worldwide. The benefits of structural bonding have been widely touted for decades and are best summarized building a better product, faster, more simply and with less cost. When compared to mechanical fasteners and welding, structural adhesives widely distribute stresses, act as a sealant, reduce noise and vibration, offer excellent durability, help prevent corrosion and maintain the original mill finish quality of the exterior surface of thin panels. Adhesives also offer a lower cost option to traditional joining methods, decrease the margin of error and improve manufacturing processes and final products.
Superior performance has been achieved on multiple substrates, in particular galvanized steel.Intended for use in demanding applications such as transportation, wind and solar energy, shipping, specialty construction and the recreational/specialty vehicle industries, Maxlok has been validated through multiple bond and peel strength tests, outperforming competing products as well as traditional mechanical fastening methods. A flexible and process-friendly solution, Maxlok offers high adhesion strength without the need for a primer, which saves time and money. As compared to competing products, Maxlok offers better environmental performance, salt spray and humidity performance. Further, the acrylic adhesive defies dilute acids, alkalis, solvents, greases, oils, moisture, salt spray and weathering, while providing excellent resistance to UV exposure.
Cost savings can be significant: while welding requires skilled operators, bonding simply requires good operators. For companies interested in switching to adhesives, LORD offers a cost modeling tool that enables users to detail specific applications and requirements in order to determine how much they will save by the transition. To find out more about sizes and services available contact your local Technical Representative for assistance at www.krayden.com.