Today, modern organizations across industries require high-performance adhesive materials with immense structural strength and resistance to fatigue for various industrial applications. Besides, with dynamic product requirements and changing regulatory regimes, they need adhesives that meet those requirements without compromising quality. To that end, Scott Bader offers three brands of adhesives—Crestabond®, Crestafix®, and Crestomer® for various industrial applications. “We provide adhesives for a range of applications, from low modulus to high modulus, depending on the amount of stress and product’s lifecycle. Our adhesives can sustain high as well as low temperatures and can undergo over a million cycles,” states Art Murphy, III, Commercial Director–Americas at Scott Bader.
Our unique urethane acrylate polymer can be blended to a range of materials from polyesters to methacrylate, all the way through to a neat solution of the urethane acrylate, which nobody in the industry does apart from Scott Bader,” informs Ingrid Skalleberg, Group Product Manager at Scott Bader.
The company’s Crestabond range includes primerless methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesives that deliver several benefits, including a significant increase in production efficiency and reduced consumable costs, dust emissions, and preparation time. On the other hand, the Crestafix range offers general-purpose to high-performance bonding pastes that render a range of densities, long or short working times, low shrinkage, and other benefits to a variety of applications based on an organization’s requirement. Finally, for demanding marine applications, Scott Bader’s Crestomer range comprising urethane acrylate structural adhesives offer impeccable impact and fatigue performance, low VOC emissions, considerable weight savings compared to traditional glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) joining techniques, and several other benefits. “Our unique urethane acrylate polymer can be blended to a range of materials from polyesters to methacrylate, all the way through to a neat solution of the urethane acrylate, which nobody in the industry does apart from Scott Bader,” informs Ingrid Skalleberg, Group Product Manager at Scott Bader.
Scott Bader caters to a diverse range of markets, including marine, land transport, building and construction, wind energy, among others. An example of the company’s expertise is the success story of an automotive company that faced a time-bound challenge of reducing the weight of their supercar, which prevented them from passing a specific testing. Working on a short timeframe, Scott Bader leveraged its experience to offer a solution; a resin and structural adhesive system to bond the structural component, which helped in light-weighting the supercar. “Within 18 months of partnering with Scott Bader, we helped the OEM automotive client to pass all the testing and start production,” extols Art.
The company has a global footprint with 18 offices across countries with manufacturing sites worldwide. “All our facilities are ISO 9001 certified, and we offer an excellent level of consistency throughout all our facilities for our products, technical support, and testing expertise,” states Gast. The company lays most emphasis on sustainability and uses 100 percent renewably sourced electricity for its UK and Croatia operations. “We continually invest in our research and development processes to innovate new products that not only meet requirements of the future but are also sustainable and less hazardous,” concludes Ingrid.