US-based Click Bond demonstrated a whole range of fixtures and fittings that are supplied with a detachable outer casing. This is fitted with an adhesive strip, which is activated by peeling off the paper cover. The two-pack acrylic adhesive is applied, the fitting is positioned, and then the casing is pushed down to lock the fitting into place on the adhesive strips whilst the acrylic cures. Half an hour later, the outer case is removed, leaving the fitting firmly in place.
Click Bond products were originally developed for the aerospace industry, which represents 80% of its market, but there is a very useful selection of fittings aimed at marine applications. The latest product was a rubber insert that allowed a fitting to be attached to the inside of a tank with just one hole, the rubber handle being used to pull it up tight for curing before being snapped off from the outside.
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT | Materials & Machinery
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