Introducing Primer-Less Universal Bonding

Range of Crestabond Adhesive Products

Action Adhesives are now supplying a range of M7, PP (1:1) and M1 (10:1) Crestabond Structural Adhesives that are unique to the market due to the primer-less technology.

The Crestabond range of adhesives supplied by Action Adhesives, benefits from a range of working times to suit different applications.

Action Adhesives recommends Crestabond products as this manufacturer boasts in-house laboratory testing facilities allowing for rapid response to customer’s requests as well as an industry-leading technical support team available to assist customers with technical advice.

Market Applications Include:

Marine – from kayaks to super yachts;  Land transportation – buses, coaches, trains and trucks;  Building and Construction  – doors, windows and cladding; Wind Energy – blades, housing and nacelles;  Recreational Vehicles – motorhomes and caravans;  Agricultural Vehicles  –  tractors, diggers and combine harvesters.

 

 GUIDE TO BONDING

CHECK FIRST

  • Product is within shelf life
  • Cartridge has been stored correctly
  • No obvious defect or damage to cartridge
  • No blockages within the cartridge
  • Correct static mixing nozzle is being used

KEY POINTS

  • Higher or lower working temperatures will cause the working time to decrease or increase
  • Static mixers must always be discarded after use
  • Operating temperature of Crestabond is from -40 oC up to 100 oC

3 Main groups of substrates to bond to:

Materials types

 

COMPOSITES

  • Some surface cleaning is required – remove any obvious dirt, grease, oxidation and other contaminates with either acetone, MEK or IPA
  • Gelcoat substrates need to be cleaned and may require a light abrasion with a 100-140 grit sandpaper
  • All composites can be bonded with Crestabond

METALS

  • Some surface cleaning is required – remove any obvious dirt, grease, oxidation and other contaminates with either acetone, MEK or IPA
  • Galvanised or zinc coated metals should be bonded using the Crestabond M7 (1:1) range
  • When bonding cold rolled steel (CRS), ensure that the substrate has been cleaned, abraded and then cleaned once more in order to achieve the best results

PLASTICS

  • Some surface cleaning is required – remove any obvious dirt, grease, oxidation and other contaminates with either acetone, MEK or IPA
  • For bonding low surface energy plastics such as Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) and other Polyolefins Crestabond PP-04 must be used

Crestabond Features ⇒ Customer Benefits

  • Primer-Less Adhesives → Dramatically enhances production efficiency and reduces consumable costs
  • Minimal surface preparation → Reduces dust emissions and preparation time
  • Excellent fatigue and impact resistance → Confidence in longevity of the finished product
  • Range of working and fixture times → Optimises production cycles to reduce manufacturing costs
  • Good gap filling capability  →  Adhesive can be used in multiple applications

USING THE ADHESIVE SELECTION GUIDE

Adhesive Selection Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Choose the adhesive with optimal working and fixture times

Pack Sizes

How to order bulk packed materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of adhesive product suitability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Check the adhesive bonds the required substrates    –     Substrates:     Composites, Metals, Plastics, Galvanised

Step 3: Arrange a demonstration or trial by contacting Action Adhesives; email: sales@action-adhesives.ie or telephone: 00353  (0)1  685 5600.

 

Contact Action Adhesives today if you require any further information on the above product range or if we may be of assistance with your specific adhesive requirements.