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Scott Bader’s Structural Adhesives Gain ClassNK Certificates of Approval for Steel and GFRP Applications in the Ship Building Industry

Scott Bader is delighted to announce it has gained ClassNK approvals for various products in its adhesives range. Crestabond® M7-05 and M7-15 have gained NK’s certificate of approval for applications involving the bonding of steel. 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. ClassNK offers diverse technical services including the survey and classification of ships and marine structures based on technical independently developed rules, statutory surveys performed on behalf of more than 110 flag States, management system certifications based on ISO and other international standards, as well as other services to help safeguard ships, their crews, and their cargo, while protecting the marine environment. With roughly 250 million gross tons or some 20% of the world’s merchant fleet on register, ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification societies in terms of gross tonnage under class. ClassNK is a global organisation with a network of over 130 exclusive surveyor offices across the world.

Jonathan Stowell, Scott Bader’s Global Adhesives Director, said:

“Gaining ClassNK approval is a significant step forward for the growth of our structural adhesives in the ship building industry. We are delighted to offer industry leading ClassNK approved structural adhesives to the ship building industry worldwide.”

This latest series of approvals further demonstrates Scott Bader’s commitment to developing and supplying industry leading adhesives. Earlier this year, Scott Bader’s Crestabond® M7-05 and M7-15 gained accreditation for R1 of EN45545-2:2013 & A1:2015.

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