Ship & vehicle construction
When manufacturing ships and vehicles, everything revolves around movement. Ramsauer has developed special materials for this.
Bonds for every movement
The requirements for sealants and adhesives in the manufacture of waterborne vessels and vehicles are highly complex. After all, as well as being able to cope with the weather while in motion, the materials should also be able to withstand the conditions on the high seas or on the road. Products for this sector must be capable of withstanding every movement over the long term – and at a consistently high level. But in addition to functional considerations, visual factors also play an important role in the development of materials for this space.
All sealed up on deck
Teak is a popular material in shipbuilding. This highly-prized wood provides impressive results thanks to its resistance to weathering as well as its exclusive visual appeal. As a result, the sealants used on board have to meet exacting requirements. They must be able to handle mechanical strain, chemicals and salt water. Since a top-quality appearance is of the utmost importance, the materials used cannot be allowed to stain or dirty the precious wood. This is why the formulation of our Marine Line products is just as important as the precise process of applying them. Uncompromising quality is guaranteed by international regulations.
Holds through any swell
Whether on wall cladding or cabin flooring, the use of adhesives is a popular installation method in shipbuilding – not least because of their visual appeal. The adhesives must rise to the challenges of the maritime environment. To get the vessel setting sail as quickly as possible, the schedules at shipyards are usually kept tight. As a result, the adhesives not only have to have excellent adhesion to different materials – they also need to support fast application without additional mixing. If these products can cure and carry loads quickly, this is also an advantage. In addition, all materials must meet strict environmental regulations and toxicological criteria. Internationally applicable standards ensure superior quality.
Holds at any speed
The automotive industry has to face ever-increasing demands. The adhesive bonds have to withstand external factors such as constantly changing weather, heavy vibrations and temperature pressures. This requires extra-robust adhesives that are suitable for different applications. In addition, the materials should not contain any harmful substances, as many of these bonds are located inside vehicles. Isocyanate-free, low emitting adhesives are particularly suitable here.