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.