Durable, high performance Master Bond adhesives, sealants, coatings offer reliable, cost effective solutions for the assembly/repair of exterior/interior aircraft components. Worldwide manufacturers/subcontractors of advanced fixed wing commercial passenger/cargo aircraft, military planes, executive jets have specified Master Bond liquid, paste, film adhesives to join dissimilar substrates such as thermosetting/thermoplastic composites, titanium, aluminum. This has contributed to designs that save weight, reduce fuel consumption, increase range/payload capacity, lessen noise and enhance safety. For both small and large airlines this has resulted in improved profitability and for passengers an upgraded flying experience.
Select Master Bond formulations offer toughness, vibration damping, halogen-free flame retardancy per FAR 25.853(a) standards, high peel/shear strength, thermal stability and corrosion protection. State of the art materials feature high glass transition temperatures, shorter cure cycles at lower temperatures, pass ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing, withstand aviation gasoline/jet fuel. Most noteworthy is the use of one component acetoxy fluorosilicone paste with an elongation of 300-500% for exposure to aviation fuels, solvents. New materials and processing techniques have been developed to alleviate age related fatigue cracking, wear from high turbulence/stresses.
Typical Aircraft Applications for Master Bond Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings
Master Bond epoxy, silicone, polyurethane, polysulfide systems are employed in a wide range of aircraft applications including:
- Landing gear doors
- Floor panels
- Ceiling panels
- Wall partitions
- Overhead storage bins
Versatile Master Bond epoxy film adhesives are available in multiple thicknesses/widths, cure in uniform bond lines with heat/pressure, displace any entrapped air and bond well to metal/nonmetallic surfaces. Adhesives can be precisely placed, require no mixing and are used to provide structural integrity when adhering large panel areas.