Bostik has launched a range of products within its engineering adhesives portfolio, Born2Bond™, to support the marine industry in delivering sustainable repairs and manufacturing. The new products come as boating manufacturers are switching from mechanical fasteners to adhesives and sealants to reduce overall boat weight, decrease material usage, further durability, and encourage more sustainable assembly processes. 

The Born2Bond™ Ultra one-part, Structural two-part, and Light Lock dual-cure (light and surface) cyanoacrylate adhesives enable deck repair without the need to dismantle the deck area. The solution forms a part of Born2Bond’s instant adhesives range that features fast-curing and high-strength products with optimum moisture-, humidity-, and chemical-resistant qualities, making them ideal for marine assembly and repairs. They are suitable for multiple substrates including metal, wood, leather, rubber, plastic composites, and alloys. 

Born2Bond™ anaerobic adhesives are ideal for fastening and sealing processes, including threadlocking, pipe sealing, gasketing, and retaining, and offer a more reliable, convenient, and cost-effective alternative to traditional mechanical fastening, e.g. in pumps, compressors, engines, pipes and fittings, and masts assembly. Marine instruments and equipment, such as GPS modules, displays, antennas, and electronics, require reliable assembly and sealing of enclosures to protect from elements and withstand incredibly challenging conditions where failure is not an option.

Suitable for teak and artificial teak products, the new solvent-free Bostik Marocol PU 2D480 structural adhesive combines fast curing with a long open time (the period in which the user can apply the adhesive before starting the bonding process) of approximately 160 minutes. This adds greater flexibility in the manufacturing process. 

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