Ship & vehicle construction

When manufacturing ships and vehicles, everything revolves around movement. Ramsauer has developed special materials for this.

Yacht from above in the sea.

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.

Close-up of a teak deck of a yacht with steering wheel.

01  Joints on the teak deck

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. 

  • Materials resistant to UV and salt water ensure water-tight seals that are made to last.
  • User-friendly to apply, making it easier to achieve attractive results.
  • The sealants should be compatible with all materials used.
  • When sandable products are used, a smooth surface can be created.
Close-up of window and wall elements in the ship and their application.

02  Bonding wall and floor elements

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.

  • Highly fire-proof materials ensure safety on the water.
  • The materials need to help create resilient, lasting bonds.
  • A product that’s easy to apply saves valuable time.
  • The adhesives must be weather-proof and water-tight.
Close-up of the body of a truck with the driver's door open.

03  Automotive and caravans

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.

  • Developing their grip quickly, our products can save time at work.
  • The products must be free of harmful substances.
  • Easily applied, ensuring ideal results.

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