Subways, city buses, ferries, cable cars, trams, rail networks enable large volumes of people to move safely, reliably, speedily, comfortably, cost effectively between many locations. Utilization of special epoxy, silicone, elastomeric formulations have been highly efficient in providing options in the assembly of important modes of public transport. These sealing, bonding, laminating, reinforcing compounds handle aerodynamic structural stresses, lower noise by vibration absorption, offer protection against corrosion, often in harsh environments. Durable, long lasting systems adhere multiple similar/dissimilar substrates, possess super mechanical strength, aging characteristics and reduce downtime, so essential to meet prompt service needs of passengers. They are frequently employed on interior and external components.
Mass transit systems have been most beneficial in reducing traffic congestion, air pollution, parking expenses, promoting healthy lifestyles while providing alternative means to shop, go to work entertainment, travel to school, visit with friends. In many instances commuting time has been drastically decreased, allowing time to pursue more worthwhile endeavors. Through the use of Master Bond adhesives fuel efficiency has achieved major advances because of the ability to join plastic, metal substrates. Achieving lightweight goals has been instrumental in the use of aluminum, magnesium, high strength steel, carbon fiber composites and glass fiber composites. Materials with narrow wall thickness has also been pivotal in this effort. Applying Master Bond adhesives has additionally allowed design flexibility, shortened cycle times, increased load bearing capacity, gap filling ability, cyclic fatigue resistance, enhanced appearance in comparison to mechanical fasteners. Most noteworthy is the capability of Master Bond bonding agents for mating hard to weld surfaces.
Predictive maintenance programs have been instigated for mass transport to identify parts and tasks that may require overhaul. Addressing these issues at regular intervals could prevent delays/lack of service. Service reliability is of much urgency because of passenger dependence on reaching their destination timely. Given the sheer volume of passengers, frequency, extreme weather events, degradation of infrastructure, confined conditions, crush of people to get on board or to unload mass transit faces many obstacles in operating successfully.
Master Bond polymeric compositions have played a key role in assuring the protection needs are best served for the ridership. Our products are easily dispensed from convenient packaging and feature waterproofing, withstand abrasion/wear, chemicals for crucial components/parts used in transport systems. Available in a range of hardnesses and versatile cure schedules, one and two component systems are integral for restoring damaged components/linings. Stainless steel metal filled products have high thermal stability and are fully machinable with conventional tools. They can be applied vertically wth minimal sagging, have superior dimensional stability, and exceptional compressive strength. Silicon carbide filled silicone pastes have extraordinary hardness, low coefficient of thermal expansion, minimal shrinkage upon cure and highly desirable abrasion resistance. Multi purpose specialty products have been developed for their fast curing characteristics. As mass transit is making enormous strides in overcoming challenges Master Bond is leading the way in developing new nanoparticle filled systems that greatly extend the suitability of these materials for evolving needs. Also, recent advances have enabled Master Bond to offer next generation products that meet stringent flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements.