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A joint innovation for glazing

Nanogate Netherlands released late 2020, in collaboration with Bostik, a new solution for shatterproof glazing: SMP-bonded Inkjet-printed polycarbonate glazing suitable for riot- and vandalism proof vehicles, rally cars, forest equipment, but also window replacement for classical cars that are out of regular production.

As regular glass windscreens/windows present a significant risk of shattering, and even though glass has good enough properties for commonly known mass produced vehicles, some circumstances and applications require a more advanced design solution.

Nanogate Netherlands, new opportunities for glazing products

As a specialist in thermoforming and coating of composite parts, Nanogate has developed a technology to produce inkjet-printed black borders on glazing polycarbonate, resembling the appearance of Automotive cured black enamel (“ceramic frit”). This development opens opportunities for tailor made and complex 3D-shaped glazing products but without the specific need for high throughput.

Ideal bonding solution

Bostik provides high performance bonding agents for the thermoformed polycarbonate glazing parts with its Industrial range of silyl modified polymer based (SMP) adhesives. The use of Bostik’s adhesives, ISR 70-03 or 70-08 AP, reduces the cost-in-use and decreases the likelihood of application errors. The easy and simple bonding process allowed by these SMP adhesives will not give rise to stress cracking of the composite window nor to chemical degradation of the printed border.

BOSTIK SMP adhesives in support of Nanogate’s offer

Moving vehicles are a common concept in ordinary life, but market demands are constantly changing and quality standards require the utmost from vehicles. As a part of the ISR range, ISR 70-03 & 70-08 AP have been developed to meet the demanding requirements of bond strength, durability, and elasticity over a wide range of temperature and in different climatic circumstances, especially for Transportation and Automotive industries. 

ISR 70-03 is one of the products selected for the project due to its elasticity and benefits like good UV resistance and excellent ageing properties.

ISR 70-08 AP demonstrates the same good UV-resistance and ageing properties but at a higher Green Strength, which results in an instantly strong bond with an extremely good slump resistance.

Safe and smart solutions for operators

Bostik ISR-range is  free of solvents and isocyanate whilst the adhesives can adhere to a multitude of substrates, in general without  specific pre-treatment. In this case the adhesive products can be applied primerless to Nanogate’s Inkjet-printed polycarbonate substrates and do not give rise to chemical attack/stress cracking of the polycarbonate nor the graphic inkjet print, which creates a unique and highly durable bonding solution.

A win-win collaboration

Jurgen van Peer, Application Manager Transparent Glazing says “With the choice for hard-coated polycarbonate windows made, Bostik SMP-based adhesives are the best choice for mounting the windows. The cooperation between Nanogate Netherlands and Bostik has proven that Bostik designed SMP-based adhesive chemistry is an excellent chemical fit to mount the windows on a vehicle.

Bostik’s windshield bonding products provide greater reliability and durability on the assembly line. Our SMP products can be used without primers, meaning they reduce production time and costs by minimizing substrate preparation. We are very proud that our innovative solutions allow us to collaborate with our partners and participate in interesting projects in order to propose unique products to our customers and challenge the market.”  completes Marcel l’Abée, Global Business Development Manager Automotive.

About Bostik, an Arkema company

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With €2 billion annual sales in 2018, the company employs more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com .

About Arkema

 A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centres in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com.

To get more information about Bostik’s products you can contact us on our website www.bostik.com or by mail at emea.industrial@bostik.com

About Nanogate

Nanogate is a leading global specialist for design-oriented, high-tech surfaces and components of very high optical quality. Nanogate develops and produces design-oriented surfaces and components and enhances them with additional properties. www.nanogate.com

Media Contact

Marcel l’Abée  
Global Business Development Manager Automotive
Bostik Durable Goods
E-mail: marcel.labee@bostik.com