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Fibre reinforced plastics are used extensively in the marine industry for both visual and structural components of race boats, power boats and superyachts because they are strong, lightweight and often visually appealing.

But the bonding issues associated with many polymer-based materials can cause problems for manufacturers that want to build products and components from plastic composites. Onto™ surface modification treatments enable the construction of superior products from a wider range of advanced materials for both visual and structural components where bonding is crucial to product performance and also provide an alternative to processes such as sanding, leading to reduced rejection rates and shorter processing times.

Solutions for marine materials

  • Sails

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    Onto™ Fibre Sizing for UHMWPE materials like Dyneema® and Spectra® or aramids like Kevlar® provides increased interaction fibre-matrix materials for improved composite properties.

  • Interior finishes

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    Effective adhesion promotion systems for improved bonding of UV and thermally cured paints and coatings to composite components.

  • Decorative trim for cabin interior

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    Onto™ adhesion promoters are an effective, quick and simple way of preparing composite surfaces for adhesive bonding to dissimilar materials like leather, aluminium and wood trim.

  • Superstructures

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    Priming honeycombs to improve the effectiveness of adhesive films results in a more strongly bonded core-skin sandwich panel, enhancing the overall strength of superstructures.

  • Carbon fibre parts

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    A less labour intensive, cleaner alternative surface modification process to sanding for maintaining cosmetic appearance and coating performance of painted or clear coated carbon fibre flagstaffs, seat units, hatch handles and other components.

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