Sealants for marine window bonding serve an important role in ensuring a boat’s overall durability and functionality. Responsible for forming a watertight and airtight seal around the window, these sealants also:
- Reduce noise and vibration
- Withstand environmental elements
- Improve overall boat aesthetics
Therefore, it’s a good idea to ensure the right sealant is chosen. Gain insight into how smart bonding solutions reduce your costs and improve your processes overall while also offering ideal performance.
Increased Application Efficiency
Many marine window bonding sealants require a cleaner and primer to be used prior to application. Additionally, for acrylic solutions in particular, further prep work must be done to scuff the surface ahead of time.
These extra steps increase the amount of time and labor needed to properly apply the marine window sealant. They also increase the likelihood of sealant failure if not conducted properly.
Bostik’s smart, one-component silyl modified polymer (SMP) solutions offer primerless adhesion. No cleaner, primer or extra prep work is needed. This benefit significantly improves manufacturers’ efficiencies while also reducing error likelihood that can prep work can cause.
Improved Worker Safety
Commonly used marine sealants also can be highly solvated, volatile and not environmentally friendly. In addition to potentially harming the environment, they can negatively impact manufacturing conditions for workers.
Bostik’s SMP window bonding solutions are solvent, isocyanate and PVC-free, increasing worker safety while reducing environmental impact.
Additionally, these smart solutions offer the following features and benefits that enable it to provide enhanced performance properties over other options:
|High green strength||Extremely good slump resistance|
|Very good UV resistance and aging properties||Able to withstand outdoor elements and maintain performance/aesthetics|
|High tack||Suitable for parts that need to be moved right after installation|
|Permanently elastic from -40°F – 248°F||Flexible in various manufacturing and processing conditions|
To get started with these smart SMP solutions can reduce your costs and improve processes overall, contact us today.