Press Release Summary:
Formulated to withstand temperatures in excess of 200Â°F, PurmeltÂ® R-200F+ enables manufacturers to use dark graphics and full-body paint on RV sidewalls without straining fiberglass-reinforced plastic substrates on exposure to sunlight. Results from long-term durability testing show no distortion on panels made with PurmeltÂ® R-200F+ after 40 hours exposure at 200Â°F. Adhesive is also available with UV tracer as PurmeltÂ® R-200 UV(TM).
Original Press Release:
New Purmelt® Adhesive Withstands High Temperatures and Reduces Exterior Panel Distortion on RVs
Revolutionary Urethane Hot Melt Adhesive Significantly Reduces FRP Surface Distortion
Rocky Hill, Conn. - To reduce distortion of FRP panels exposed to direct sunlight, Henkel Corporation has introduced a new urethane hot melt adhesive formulated to withstand high temperatures in excess of 200°F. Highly-durable Purmelt® R-200F+ improves distortion resistance up to five times longer than traditional polyurethane adhesives, and allows manufacturers to use dark graphics and full-body paint on sidewall designs.
Suitable for roll coating processes, patent-pending Purmelt® R-200F+ was developed to allow RV manufacturers to create aesthetically pleasing graphics and paint schemes without straining the fiberglass-reinforced plastic substrates on exposure to sunlight. Results from long-term durability testing show no distortion on panels made with Purmelt® R-200F+ after 40 hours exposure at 200°F. When exposed to extreme 250°F heat, the Purmelt® R-200F+ panels took five times (5x) longer to distort than control panels made with standard polyurethane adhesives.
Purmelt® R-200F+ is a drop-in replacement for any PUR adhesive currently on the market, yet results in higher quality panel constructions. The product is user-friendly and machines well to facilitate application. This Purmelt® adhesive is also available with a UV tracer as Purmelt® R-200 UV(TM).
For more information on Purmelt® R-200F+ and Purmelt® R-200 UV(TM), go to www.henkelna.com/rv or call 1-866-4HENKEL (866-443-6535).
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion in fiscal 2009. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.