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Demonstrating faith in an adhesive's strength

25 January 2013

Protective coating and polymer repair composite solution provider Belzona Polymerics demonstrated at a recent conference the high performance of its structural adhesives. In a powerful display of product faith, the com

Protective coating and polymer repair composite solution provider Belzona Polymerics demonstrated at a recent conference the high performance of its structural adhesives. In a powerful display of product faith, the company suspended one Mercedes directly above another.

The company demonstrated the adhesive properties of Belzona 1251 Heat Activated Products by suspending a Mercedes SL500 AMG above a Mercedes S320 LCDI. The Belzona 1251 Heat Activated Metal was applied to a connecting joint just 75mm in diameter and cured immediately prior to the lift.

With the Mercedes SL 500 AMG weighing over 2.2t and a minimal amount of adhesive it demonstrated that the Belzona product could carry over 1.8 million times its own weight! Further testing carried out by Belzona's USA and UK laboratories demonstrated the product could actually lift 20t+ in this configuration.

At Belzona's conferences, delegates learn the background of the products and the testing carried out. They also learn that the Heat Activated Series has applications other than for lifting expensive cars, such as corrosion and structural reinforcement for steam systems and hot process equipment in a variety of industries.

The company has developed a range of products which offer excellent performance as protective coatings, repair composites and structural adhesives. The benefits claimed for the company's Heat Activated Series include their application to hot surfaces up to 150°C - even while equipment is still in service, avoiding the need for outage which can lead to lost production costs.

Products have been designed to be applied with minimal preparation and are tolerant of surfaces contaminated by water or oil.
 
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