Cast Polyurethane for High Impact, High Wear Applications
Although ship and boat building design engineers have traditionally specified parts made of rubber, plastic or steel when durability is required, many are considering cast polyurethanes as a new alternative for demanding, high-wear, abrasion and impact applications. Cast polyurethanes, also broadly referred to as urethanes, are tough, elastic materials that combine many of the performance advantages of high-tech plastics, metals and ceramics along with the resiliency and flexibility of rubber parts and are ideal for ship/boat building components.
Hernon Introduces Fusionbond 372
Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. unveiled Fusionbond 372 to the marine industry at the USA Pavilion, the showcase for American-made marine products and boats. Fusionbond 372 is a thixotropic, two-component, room-temperature curing methacrylate adhesive, specially formulated to bond many diverse substrates and offer unparalleled chemical resistance. It is also resistant to fatigue and impact and maintains the ability to fill gaps. “Boat manufacturers will definitely want to take a look at Fusionbond 372 because it surpasses any other product on the market…