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December 14, 2021 Patricia Albisser-Diffor
New Huntsman ARALDITE® low-odor, non-flammable structural adhesive offers high performance and improved user wellbeing
BASEL, Switzerland – Huntsman announces the launch of ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive – a new low-odor, non-flammable*, and primer-free structural acrylate adhesive that helps to increase end-customer and employee satisfaction, especially in confined working environments, while delivering exceptional bond performance. As an industry first, the new adhesive drives productivity and lowers costs with none of the compromises associated with traditional methyl methacrylate (MMA) and other adhesive products.
For decades, manufacturers across the transportation, wind, and general assembly industries have used MMA and other traditional adhesives for structural bonding applications. While these products are effective solutions, they offer challenges in the form of high odor, flammability, high toxicity profiles, and surface preparation.
ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive from Huntsman solves these issues, while also providing high bond strength and elongation, better flowability, and faster cure times. Furthermore, the new adhesive helps to reduce costs with no need for primers or designated flammable storage areas, while requiring less need for protective equipment and extensive training.
Key features of ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive include:
- Low odor – with up to 90% less smell than alternative products, ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive helps to increase end-customer and employee satisfaction, especially in confined working environments.
- Non-flammable classification* – ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive helps to minimize costs for safety training, storage, transportation, and equipment. In addition, it eliminates the need for the installation and maintenance of designated flammable storage areas.
- No primer – ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive does not need a primer for surface preparation, which halves production times and reduces costs, while providing the same bonding strength.
- Low toxicity profile – ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive has an improved Globally Harmonized System (GHS) classification, which means users will save on personal protective equipment costs and other risk management measures.
“ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive is truly unique,” says José Fanjul, Strategic Marketing Manager in Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division. “This adhesive line can solve many challenges associated with traditional MMA and other adhesives while delivering sufficient bonding performance. It will be a game-changer for manufacturers who want a structural adhesive that not only increases productivity and saves costs, but also safeguards the wellbeing of their employees.”
*According to CLP: Flashpoint >60°C
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately $6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
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Press information and sales enquiries should be directed by mail or e-mail to:
Marketing Communications Manager
Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH
K-401.5.77, Klybeckstrasse 200
CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41-61-299 2664