Bostik offers a range of MSR sealants and Born2Bond™ engineering adhesives for the marine industry, including select products in a repair kit used by all crews in the Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race.
Provided adhesives were reportedly chosen for their fast curing, high strength, and resistance to moisture, humidity, and chemicals.
December 1, 2021
Bostik recently announced that its adhesives, including solutions from the Born2Bond™ engineering adhesives range, comprise part of a repair kit that was offered by Arkema, Lalou Multi, and Bostik to all 79 teams in the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) multi-day yacht race.
The company reports that the approximately $2.1 million investment is in response to increasing customer demand for its products.
March 25, 2021
Scott Bader recently announced that it has made a capital investment to expand production capacity for its range of Crestabond® and Crestomer®structural adhesives, Crystic® gelcoats, and formulated products.
Adhesives and sealants have a long history in shipbuilding and marine industries, providing protection against water, chemicals, weather, and environmental degradation. In the earliest days of seafaring, natural sealants such as pine resins were cooked down and applied liberally, requiring regular re-treatments.
The ETS Rafale II student team built a carbon epoxy C-Class hydrofoil catamaran using Scott Bader structural adhesives.
September 1, 2018
A team of 16 undergraduate and graduate engineering students from the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Canada, recently finished building Rafale II, an all-composite C-Class racing hydrofoil catamaran. It features redesigned carbon fiber epoxy prepreg hulls and cross beams, which are stiffer and 25% lighter while providing 15% more displacement volume.