Barcelona, Spain - Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a new structural adhesive range which includes polyurethane- and methacrylate-based materials, as well as its traditional epoxy-based products.
Launched in Barcelona 4 May 2007, Araldite 2000 PLUS consists of re-engineered products from its classic family of structural adhesives plus "new solutions … previously unavailable to the global adhesive market," said a Huntsman statement.
The range now includes "superior fastening solutions based on methacrylate and polyurethane technologies," said Doug Thompson, global marketing manager for adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, in the company statement.
The company claims the range is the, "most comprehensive of its kind available," as well as and the only one based on, "three key chemistries."
Huntsman describes the adhesives as lightweight, forming long-lasting bonds, resistant to the most demanding conditions - high sheer and peel, compression, moisture and extreme temperature changes. Fourteen materials allow bonding of plastics, metals and composite materials.
"Invented 60 years ago, Araldite adhesives have long been regarded as the premium bonding solution available to industrial design engineers," claimed Thompson.
Huntsman's extensive work with distributors and customers allowed it to identify engineering substrates - "plastics, metals and composites - as the most popular materials used by modern design engineers," Thompson said. The new adhesives address, "many of the design issues we know these engineers face on a daily basis," he added.
Huntsman stresses the close work the group's adhesive experts carry out with manufacturers to understand their engineering needs and so offer design advice.
"Local service and support, backed by global resources, will be fundamental to the success," of the new range, utilising Huntsman's international network of distributors, the company concluded. epw"