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5/12/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

SCIGRIP methacrylate adhesive awarded ABS accreditation

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SCIGRIP's SG230 HV (high-viscosity) range of methacrylate structural adhesives has been awarded the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certfication.

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Global adhesives manufacturer SCIGRIP (Washington, U.K.) reported on May 9 that it has been awarded the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) certification for its SG230 HV(high-viscosity) range of structural products.

Founded in 1862, ABS is one of the world’s largest classification services aimed at ensuring materials, products and service providers meet the specifications and standards of excellence in the maritime, military and offshore sectors.

SCIGRIP says it submitted a comprehensive range of data around SG230 HV, therefore allowing ABS to determine if the product met its rigorous specification criteria. Based on a satisfactory review of the physical and mechanical test results, SG230 HV was awarded a Product Design Assessment (PDA) certificate.

Following the PDA certification, a site survey of SCIGRIP’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Durham, N.C., was conducted to ascertain if the product would be consistently produced in accordance with the specification. This resulted in additional accreditations including the issuance of a Manufacturing Assessment Certificate and Type Approval of the product.

“This is another significant step towards SCIGRIP extending its relationship with the larger sized boatbuilding operations both in Europe and the U.S. We are delighted to offer such powerful and reliable bonding solutions that have received recognition from such a respected industry standard,” comments Mark Rogan, SCIGRIP’s European sales and marketing manager.

SCIGRIP also maintains ISO 9001 certification for all of its manufacturing facilities and has achieved multiple third party product certifications including Lloyds. 

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