Adhesive Systems Inc. (Frankfort, IL, US) is emphasizing its lines of methacrylate adhesives engineered for structural bonding of many thermoplastics, metal substrates and composite materials. They are said to provide durable bond strength and reportedly adhere through surface oil and grease. Other features include high peel and shear strength, chemical resistant and impact resistance products. These adhesives have a full range of work and cure times and can perform at temperatures of -40˚F-350˚F.
Editor PickComposites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.