Huntsman Advanced Materials recently showcased its evolving portfolio of high-performance adhesives and composites systems with the launch of four new products at SAMPE 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. New products debuting at this year’s show include new adhesives and void fillers, alongside ongoing advances in lightweighting solutions and carbon nanotechnology.

“Generating value for our customers is key for Huntsman Advanced Materials,” said Derek Crofton, vice president, Americas for Advanced Materials. “That means developing products which have superior properties, made in fully qualified production facilities with reliable supply chains that can be applied efficiently at customer sites. We have built a strong business over the last 50 years based on these principles and plan to be a sustainable supplier for decades to come.”

The newest products developed for the aerospace market include EPOCAST® 1648 and EPOCAST® 1649-1 edge and void fillers for aircraft interior construction. Both products offer low density and fast cure and meet flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements. Applications include insert potting, ditch potting, edge filling, and the reinforcement of honeycomb structures. Both new products create weight savings that can lead to improved productivity, as well as greater through put.

Huntsman Advanced Materials will also be introducing its latest advances in high-performance adhesives, with the launch of a new acrylate product range for extreme conditions. ARALDITE® 2050 and ARALDITE® 2051 structural adhesives reportedly speed up bonding operations in sub-zero temperatures and in saltwater or high-humidity conditions.

ARALDITE 2050 structural adhesive is an ultra-fast curing, two-part acrylate designed to accelerate the structural bonding of thermoplastics, composites, and metals at temperatures from -20 to 25°C (-4 to 77°F) without additional heat. ARALDITE 2051 structural adhesive is a fast-curing, two-part acrylate that provides high toughness and resilience to vibrations, impact, and dynamic loading at temperatures from 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) without additional heat. Both adhesives require virtually no surface preparation and offer outstanding adhesion on dissimilar substrates, as well as excellent ageing/weathering resistance.

“Many industries have to contend with very rough environments during bonding operations throughout the year,” said Jose Fanjul, strategic marketing manager for Adhesives Americas. “This new line of adhesives will allow users to increase bond speed and adhesion performance in the most demanding conditions. We continue to invest in innovative, structural adhesive solutions to increase productivity at the customer level and help them meet their challenges head on.”

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