Specially designed adhesive for metal bonding 23 November 2023

Adhesives specialist Intertronics has recently introduced SCIGRIP® SG800 to its range of materials. SCIGRIP® SG800 High Temperature MMA Methyl Methacrylate Adhesive is a two component structural adhesive specially designed for bonding metals, as well as composites and plastics, in automotive, rail and component manufacturing applications, among others.

Designed to withstand temperatures up to 150°C over prolonged periods, SCIGRIP® SG800 is suitable for various applications, such as under the bonnet engine bay component assembly and metal bonding prior to paint baking cycles. The adhesive displays good strength retention, fatigue and impact resistance at elevated temperatures.

SCIGRIP® SG800 has several characteristics that make it suitable for variety of assembly operations, including its ability to provide a primerless metal bond that requires little to no surface preparation by the user. Formulations are available with different working times (4 to 15 minutes), to provide flexibility for a variety of transportation and industrial assembly operations — keeping assembly lines moving at the customer’s pace. For straightforward application, SG800 is supplied in pre-measured, side-by-side double syringe cartridges and includes static mixing nozzles.

At high temperatures SG800 has good strength retention, as well as outstanding environmental and chemical resistance. The material performs well in industry standard tests including ASTM D3163 and truck manufacturer PACCAR’s CMT038.

“SG800 is specially formulated to meet the needs of the bus, truck, and rail industries,” says Ben Swanson, chief commercial officer at Intertronics. “However, it can be applied in broader applications and we will be able to recommend it to trial to our customers who are metal bonding (including aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, or coated metals), and bonding metal components prior to paint bake cycling, who might benefit from its excellent properties and flexible, straightforward workflow.”

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