SCIGRIP, who supply adhesive solutions globally, has scaled up production of the "market leading" acrylic bonding system SG42 at their UK facility, to respond to customer demand.
Acrylic and PMMA adhesives are increasingly replacing mechanical joining techniques due to the products high strength, high modulus and superior adhesion capabilities says the company. But until now, SG42 was only manufactured at SCIGRIP’s US headquarters, which resulted in extended lead times for European customers.
SCIGRIP 42 is formulated to bond acrylic, acrylic to polyester, cellulose acetate butyrate and polycarbonate plus a range of other substrates. The high strength system is used with great success in the sign and display and plastic fabrication industries, says the company. It's particularly effective where good clarity retention is required such as aquariums, windows, windscreens and display cases.
Following a site upgrade and installation of the latest mixing equipment at SCIGRIP’s facility in Washington in Tyne and Wear, they can formulate the acrylic adhesive in substantial volumes.
“We appreciate the untapped potential within the European sign and display market and plastics fabrication industries and look to further develop SCIGRIP’s profile in this sector”, says Tim Johnson, SCIGRIP’s European Sales and Marketing Manager.