Marine grade adhesives

 

The marine industry depends on the safety and effectiveness of the adhesives used in the manufacture and maintenance of ships, boats, yachts as well as other marine vessels and products. We supply a range of marine grade adhesives that offer an outstanding, reliable performance in commercial shipbuilding, repair applications and internal applications for interiors including furniture components and soft furnishings.

Marine adhesives from Chemique are specially designed to withstand severe environmental conditions such as:

    • Extreme high and low temperatures – Adhesive and ambient temperatures affect the adhesive bonding structure and can impact the reliability of the application. 
    • Intense sunlight – As well as temperature effects on adhesives in sunlight, exposure to UV rays can affect the strength of the bond.  
    • Pounding by wind and waves – Movement, such as the swell of the current, can weaken adhesive bonds. Marine grade adhesives are designed to be very strong and to minimise stress to the seal.
    • Sea water and salt spray – Salt spray causes bonding joints to age quickly and marine adhesives are required in these instances to increase residual strength of the joints.
    • Exposure to oil, fuel and other sea pollution – Marine grade adhesives are resilient to the effects of contaminants found in aquatic environments. 

Marine adhesives need to provide permanent, high strength bonds with versatile and waterproof properties for crack repairs and general construction works of boats and ships. It is very important to ensure that a marine grade adhesive is being used for aquatic applications to ensure the product is up to the task.

For peace of mind, contact Chemique Adhesives for help selecting the best bonding solution for your marine application.