Krayden partnered with a manufacturer having difficulties with sealing honeycomb panels. The issue was excessive waste due to material running (sagging) out of panel gap and excessive re-application and machining due to voids in cured material. Axson 230/234 (Now Sika Advanced Resins) was used because it was lightweight, has a low density, and is easily hand mixable (no need for expensive meter mixing or costly cartridge dispensing) 1:1 mix ratio by volume/weight. Mixed like bread dough.
|What is the application?||Edgefill (Sealing of Honeycomb panels)|
|What issues was the end user having?||Excessive waste due to material running (sagging) out of panel gap and excessive re-application and machining due to voids in cured material.|
|What material was used to solve the issue?||Axson 230/234|
|Savings to end user in the cost of material or process improvement? Time, $ or both?||Both|
|Did the material improve the process? If so, how?
||Improved the process, less defective parts coming off the line. Less rework.|
|Why was the material chosen for the application?||Did not (thin out) during application/cure process due to exotherm. Stayed in Gap until cured. No air voids after application, no shrinkage that would require re-application. Virtually no waste, and increased|
|What industry/market was this material used in?||Industrial, However, could easily compete in the Aerospace, Aviation industry with the right certifications. The Material is already certified FAR 25 “Self Extinguishing” for aircraft interiors.|
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