Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings for Composite Applications

As composite products becomes more and more effective, they are becoming more prevalent in modern technology. As oil prices rise, aerospace and other transportation manufacturers increasingly employ lightweight composite parts that significantly reduce the cost of travel. New composite products that offer superior strength and low density properties are being favored over heavier and weaker materials. Master Bond constantly develops new products that meet the increasingly stringent demands of this expanding industry.

Master Bond produces a variety of high performance adhesives for the assembly of composite products. Master Bond’s thermosetting polymers create durable, strong bonds and they offer enhanced capabilities in extreme environments. They are easy to apply and are available for use in a wide range of cure speeds.

Master Bond’s epoxy resin formulas can withstand the most adverse environmental conditions, and they are therefore perfect for the harsh conditions composite materials are subjected to. Specific grades offer resistance to cryogenic temperatures or service temperatures up to 500°F, as well as resistance to thermal and mechanical shocks.

Master Bond’s Epoxy Systems Bond to a Variety of Substances

Master Bond compounds bond well to many of the materials used in the composite assembly process. Some of the most common include:

  • Kevlar
  • Fiberglass
  • Ceramic
  • Carbon/Graphite
  • Boron
  • Polyimide

Properties of Master Bond’s Composite Adhesive Products

Master Bond custom formulates products to meet specific composite assembly specifications. Specific grades offer:

  • Resistance to thermal cycling
  • Cryogenic shock resistance
  • Low shrinkage
  • Electrical insulation
  • Optically clear
  • Resistance to chemicals
  • Resistance to mechanical shocks
  • Serviceability in extreme temperatures

Additionally, systems are available which meet NASA low outgassing specifications and UL94VO requirements for flame retardancy.

Applications of Master Bond Adhesives in the Composite Industry

Master Bond’s epoxy systems are applied in a wide range of composite applications, including:

  • Aerospace components
  • Fishing rods
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Bicycles
  • Military vehicles
  • Launch vehicles

Advantages of Composites

Composite products exhibit certain properties that make them more effective then traditionally manufacturing materials. Composites have an extremely high strength to weight ratio that makes them ideal for transportations applications that require lightweight, high strength materials. By incorporating composites into planes, cars, and trains, manufacturers significantly reduce fuel costs. Various composite materials offer high creep resistance, high toughness, and high tensile strength at elevated temperatures. These properties allow these lightweight materials to outperform more traditional manufacturing materials.

Our Most Popular Products for Composite Applications

Products Description
SUPREME 10HT One part structural epoxy with high bond strength and excellent adhesion to similar and dissimilar substrates, especially composite materials. Requires oven curing at 250-300°F
SUPREME 33 Two component, room temperature curing structural epoxy system. Excellent bonding properties. Superior thermal cycling capabilities. Convenient 1 to 1 mix ratio by volume.
EP42HT-2 Two part, room temperature curing epoxy with excellent resistance to acids, bases, and solvents. Bonds well to composites, metals, and plastics.

Packaged the Way You Need It

We offer a wide array of packaging options to speed productivity, minimize waste and save energy including...

  • Quantities from grams to gallons
  • Cans, bottles and jars
  • Cartridges for manual and pneumatic guns
  • Premixed and frozen syringes
  • Bipaks for field service kits

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Master Bond Inc.

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