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MS polymer adhesives and sealants for the transportation and construction industry

Adhesives and sealants based on Modified Silane Polyethers, better known as MS polymers, are successfully being applied in various industries in a broad and diverse range of applications. Due to their unique composition, the benefits of other technologies, such as silicones and polyurethanes, are combined into a single product. Examples of these benefits include a primer-free bond, excellent weather resistance, perfectly overpaintable with various lacquer and paint systems, and a product that is very safe to use! SABA’s primary MS polymer product lines are Sabatack® and Sababuild®.
 

MS polymer adhesives for the transportation industry

In the transportation industry, MS polymer adhesives are used to create various elastic bonds and seals. Examples include bonding and sealing cabins, trailers, windows, side panels, interior fit-ups and sandwich panels in trucks, buses and railway cars. An MS polymer adhesive creates a strong bond combined with a high degree of elasticity. That makes the technology perfectly suitable for the transportation industry and offers benefits in comparison to traditional fixing systems.

MS polymer adhesives for the transportation industry

MS polymer sealants in the construction industry

In the construction industry, MS polymer sealants are used as a sealant for expansion joints, as well as an adhesive for bonding a wide range of materials. The technology can be applied to virtually all of the materials found in the construction industry. Due to the many benefits of MS polymer sealants in comparison to other technologies, this technology often is the preferred choice for sealing façades, floors, wall panels and biogas tanks, for example. Furthermore, MS polymers are also preferred for sealing transits to ensure they are fireproof and smoke-resistant, and for making airducts airtight.

MS polymer adhesives and MS polymer sealants benefits

MS polymer adhesives and sealants offer many benefits for the transportation and construction industry. First, the sealant’s elasticity makes it possible to sustainably absorb thermal expansion differences in contrast to how other technologies and mechanical connections do this. This in turn makes it possible to use lighter multi-materials, such as monopan® panels, which results in weight reduction. As a result, vehicles consume less fuel and can transport more passengers or larger loads. Another benefit is that MS polymer technology extends the end product’s service life in comparison to traditional bonding technologies, such as welding, bolts or riveting. This is in part due to the fact that MS polymer produces a more uniform distribution of stresses and better resistance against vibration fatigue. A third benefit of MS polymer adhesives and sealants is that they lend themselves very well to overpainting with various types of lacquer, including wet-on-wet. This yields efficiency and aesthetic benefits. Another benefit is that MS polymer technology bonds to virtually all materials found in the construction and transportation industry – in many cases without the need for applying a primer. The fact that MS polymer sealants and adhesives are highly resistant to weather influences, such as moisture, UV radiation and temperature extremes is another major benefit. As a result they can be applied inside, as well as outside, and in various situations and weather conditions.

MS polymer adhesives and MS polymer sealants benefits

Isocyanate-free MS polymer technology

MS polymer sealants and adhesives are safe to use. In contrast to, for example, polyurethane (PU) adhesives, they do not contain any isocyanates. Isocyanates are known as skin-irritating substances that during application can be hazardous for eyes and airways. Isocyanate-free MS polymer sealants and adhesives therefore significantly enhance safety during application. With the use of isocyanate-containing adhesives there is a chance that under humid conditions blisters and bubbles will form in the bond or seal. This is not the case with MS polymers. Due to the absence of isocyanates in MS polymers, this technology can also be applied under humid conditions.

SABA’s MS polymer technology Sabatack® and Sababuild®

Sabatack® and Sababuild® products are manufactured on the basis of MS polymers and are applied in various markets in the transportation and construction industry. Our product range consists of 1 and 2-component, humidity-curing, elastic adhesives and sealants. Our products guarantee blister-free curing, even under conditions of extremely high humidity. In addition, due to their UV stability and moisture resistance, Sabatack® and Sababuild® are also suitable for exterior applications. This creates a good appearance and a sustainable, reliable seal.

Sabatack® and Sababuild®: safe and sustainable

SABA’s MS polymer technology-based adhesives and sealants can be applied in a sustainable and safe way. Due to their unique composition, the label does not contain any hazard symbols. This is because they are free of isocyanates and other hazardous substances. Sabatack® and Sababuild® products carry SABA’s ‘Sustainable bond’ quality mark, which means they have the least possible impact on people and the environment, without compromising on quality. In addition to safety, the products in this line are furthermore very user friendly. The chemical composition of SABA’s MS polymer-based products is formulated such that it easily comes off when washing your hands. Uncured residuals remaining after sealing and bonding work can be removed easily and quickly. That makes it pleasant to use for the person(s) applying these products. 

Sabatack® and Sababuild®: safe and sustainable
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