"We liked that they were local, because we knew that they would be quick to respond," said Mark Larson, the KVH engineer who worked with Epoxies, Etc. on the project. "They were very responsive and quickly developed the specialty products that we needed."
Epoxies, Etc. worked with the engineers at KVH to develop two highly specialized products to meet their needs. The first was a one-component, electrically conductive polymer manufactured to very detailed specifications of viscosity and conductivity.
"(The conductive polymer) needs to be applied via a robotic dispensing system," Larson said. "Its ability to keep a small bead was critical."
The second product was an epoxy that could adhere the two difficult-to-bond plastics and cure quickly enough to keep the plastics perfectly aligned. This two-part structural epoxy adhesive was the result of extensive collaboration and testing between KVH and Epoxies, Etc.
"Epoxies, Etc. definitely were the ones who guided us in the tools that we should use," Larson said.
"Their materials guarantee that our antenna ... has a tremendous success rate," Larson said.
Epoxies Etc. provided KVH Industries with convenient solutions to its needs. KVH used the resulting products to provide a convenient entertainment solution to thousands of passengers across the United States.
16 ounce jars
Robotic XYZ Dispensing System
No mixing, one component
10-3046 STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
TriggerBond 50ml 1:1 Cartridge
Lap Shear, psi
TriggerBond 50ml Manual Gun
Dielectric Constant, 1KHZ, 25ºC
Mix Ratio, Volume
Volume Resistivity, 25ºC, Ohm-cm
2.0 x 1014
Viscosity, 25ºC, cps