Krayden partnered with a prominent East Coast Manufacturer of Fishing Boats, and identified ITW Plexus MA2090 Adhesive as the solution because it had excellent adhesion to dissimilar substrates, it had a long working time and it bonded gaps up to 1.5 inches and as tight as 30/1000’s. In production there was little to no surface prep (which was a significant time reducer), used less material, had higher strength than putties, ultimately taking weight out of the boat.
|What is the application?||Manufacturer of Inshore and Offshore fishing boats. Bonding: Substrates – FRP, Gelcoat, Aluminum|
|What issues was the end user having?||Couldn’t use Polyester or Vinylester Bonding Puddies for these secondary bonding applications due to the poor fatique properties of these type of products.|
|What material was used to solve the issue?||ITW Plexus MA2090 10:1 ratio Adhesive in Drums|
|Why was the material chosen for the application?||Excellent adhesion to disimilar substrates, long working time, ability to bond gaps upto 1.5 inches and as tight as 30/1000’s . Little or no surface preperation is required. Excellent fatique properties.|
|Did the material improve the process?||Yes, uses less MMA by unit area bonded. Higher strength than putties.Takes weight out of the boat, less is required.
|Savings to end user in cost of material or process improvement? Time, $ or both?||Process Imporvement: Reduced preperation time, vinylester putties require a lot of surface prep, don’t do a good carrying the load across small area bond sites due to their lower shear and elongation values.|
|What industry/market was this material used in?||Marine|
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