- Low odor and non-flammable
- High strength
- High durability
- High elongation for metals, composites and some plastics
- Available in two versions of shorter and longer reactivity time
“ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive is truly unique,” says said José Fanjul, Strategic Marketing Manager at Huntsman Advanced Materials. “This adhesive line can solve the long-standing issues associated with traditional MMA and PU adhesives and deliver sufficient bonding performance. This 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."Play Video
Pot life at RT
Fixture time at RT
After cataplasma aging test*
Maximum continuous operating temperature**
Elongation at break
*For the maximum continuous operating temperature, we consider the maximum temperature for which the residual lap shear strength is 1/3 of the lap shear strength at room temperature or the temperature for which the residual lap shear strength is ≤5 MPa.
**after 7-days ISO 9142 E2
Traditionally, wind turbine manufacturers and maintenance specialists had to use MMA or PU adhesives when bonding add-ons on wind blade composite internal structures. However, the strong smell of MMA adhesives and the toxicity profile of PU adhesives resulted in issues regarding worker wellbeing and health.
ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive has been approved for this specific application, giving a highly versatile, low odor, and low toxicity solution. In addition to this, ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive provides fast snap curing and other similar features to an MMA. With high performance bonding capabilities that are exceptionally reliable over the long term.
Often in the transportation, oil and gas, and marine industries, it is necessary to bond metal and composite studs to a metal or composite structure. Previously, the only option was to use an MMA adhesive. However, as these studs are mainly bonded in closed spaces, such as inside a compartment of the vessel itself, the overpowering smell was an issue for worker wellbeing.
ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive gives the perfect solution by providing the strength of an MMA without the odor. In addition, with its non-flammable properties, ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive also helps to minimize costs for safety, training, storage, transportation, equipment, and eliminates the need for the installation and maintenance of designated flammable storage areas.
As a result, ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive increases profitability and workers can easily handle the product in a closed environment with no concerns for their health or the environment.
For workers on the assembly line, using MMA adhesives to bond floors, roofing, and panels on buses is not a pleasant process. The odor of MMA products is overbearing and often the task is conducted in small spaces.
ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive bonds dissimilar substrates without the odor of an MMA. In addition, ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive’s limited surface pre-treatment and optimal open time reduces production cycle times, and with an elongation rate of more than 50%, users can be sure that the resulting bond meets all needs for durability and reliability.
The production of channel letter signage or sign boxes is usually done in enclosed facilities, requiring adhesive products such as MMA that create a very unpleasant smell. As the process can take several hours to complete, this can be a serious problem for the wellbeing of workers, who often require more breaks and therefore are less productive.
ARALDITE® 2080 adhesive minimizes odor while still providing the same durability and bonding strength as MMA products. Not only does this increase worker productivity and wellbeing, but it also produces a highly reliable structural integrity that is ideal for sign manufacturing of any size.