Hovertravel successfully completed sea trials on two 12000TD craft constructed with SCIGRIP’s adhesive bonding techniques.
October 3, 2016
Griffon Hoverwork, a designer and manufacturer of technically advanced hovercrafts, has collaborated with SCIGRIP to develop and produce its latest vessel. The newly completed 12000TD is a 22-m passenger craft that reportedly represents a significant shift in manufacturing techniques for the UK hovercraft company.
Replacing mechanical fasteners with adhesives offers a host of benefits in the transportation industry.
October 3, 2016
With the explosion of internet shopping over the past few years, demand for delivery vehicles has skyrocketed. As a result, vehicle manufacturers have had to strive for maximum payload to keep delivery costs to a minimum. The continuing focus for manufacturers is to increase the payload of their vehicles, thereby increasing their efficiency.
Automotive and commercial transportation manufacturers must design and produce vehicles that meet both consumer expectations and government standards for safety, comfort, performance, and sustainability.
Companies using adhesives are expected to be able to consistently produce an assembly―whether in the flexible packaging, furniture, automotive or construction industry―without differences in the quality of the product manufactured. This is the case for both high-performance structural bonds and applications with lower performance requirements.
For years, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have been creating new opportunities for improved production processes in the automotive and transportation markets. According to the Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc., one of the first uses of acrylic PSA tapes in the automotive market came about in the 1960s as a solution for replacing mechanical fasteners to attach vehicle trim, thus improving corrosion resistance.*