Scott Bader says that various products in its adhesives range have received ClassNK approvals for steel and glass fiber reinforced plastic applications in the ship building industry.

Crestabond M7-05 and M7-15 have gained NK’s certificate of approval for applications involving the bonding of steel, whiel for GFRP bonding applications, Crestomer 1150PA, 1151A, 1152PA and 1153PA have all gained NK’s certificate of approval.

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK or NK, is a ship classification society which offers the survey and classification of ships and marine structures and is one of the world’s largest classification societies in terms of gross tonnage under class.

‘Gaining ClassNK approval is a significant step forward for the growth of our structural adhesives in the ship building industry,’ said Jonathan Stowell, Scott Bader’s global adhesives director. ‘We are delighted to offer industry leading ClassNK approved structural adhesives to the ship building industry worldwide.’

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