Industrial Adhesive Compounds for Shipbuilding Applications

Master Bond formulates an extensive line of epoxy compounds for the marine industry. These products are reliable and offer unmatched performance capabilities. They are employed in bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. From above deck to below deck assembly, Master Bond compounds are designed to meet the demanding requirements of shipbuilding companies. Typical examples include:

  • Propulsion systems
  • Interior panels
  • Electrical equipment
  • Hull and external structures
  • Deck machinery
  • Electronic devices
  • Cargo tanks

Our compounds are easy to apply, have convenient cure schedules, are available in a range of viscosities and are environmentally friendly. Systems feature outstanding protection against erosion, corrosion, high/low temperature exposure and are dimensionally stable. They feature superior bond strength between similar and dissimilar substrates including:

  • Steel
  • Composites
  • Polystyrene
  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass

Durable structural epoxy adhesives offer high peel/shear strength and mechanical damping for lightweight ship construction. Advanced thin/high strength materials are effectively joined together without heat distortion/stress. From military to commercial vessels lightweight materials are used extensively to lower fuel consumption, increase payloads/propulsion, improve stability and reduce space requirements. Eco-friendly solvent free formulations can be conveniently applied by brush, roller, squeeze/trowel or spray guns on properly prepared surfaces.

Types of Maritime Vessels Using Master Bond Compounds

Master Bond products are prepared to provide global shipyards high reliability, speedy processing and cost effectiveness. They are used on:

  • Bulk cargo ships
  • Container ships
  • Fishing vessels
  • Ice breakers
  • Scientific research vessels
  • Passenger ships
  • Ferry boats
  • Cruise ships
  • Tankers
  • Tug boats

Long Term Maintenance and Repair Solutions with Master Bond Epoxies

Simplify maintenance, extend equipment life and prevent costly downtime with Master Bond marine rebuilding, resurfacing, lining compounds. Coating systems are applied on ferrous/non-ferrous metal surfaces to guard against stress corrosion, cracking, galvanic corrosion, cavitation, pitting, crevice corrosion. Wear, abrasion, chemical, heat, pressure, impact, vibration resistant materials are used on internal spaces, loose equipment, weather decks, tanks, hulls. Cold curing gap filling metal/ceramic filled epoxies provide emergency repairs for rudders, engine blocks, heat exchanges, pumps, pipework. Fast setting products polymerize rapidly to facilitate simple unplanned maintenance solutions. They can be applied on vertical surfaces without sagging or dripping, have low shrinkage and exhibit outstanding compressive strength characteristics. After curing select systems can be sanded, machined, drilled or tapped. Non-skid/non-slip systems were developed to improve safety. Additionally elastomeric filling/patching materials have outstanding elongation, tensile/tear strength and bond well to natural rubber, nitrile, SBR and neoprene.

Custom formulations to meet unique requirements are available upon request.

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