Silyl Modified Polymers (SMP) are the main components of a new generation of solvent free and isocyanate free sealant and adhesive products.
A broad application field with specific characteristics and demands, like adhesion on a wide range of substrate materials, in combination with a minimum of required surface pretreatment, paintability as well as temperature/UV resistance, are characteristic for these type of products.
Bostik is on the leading edge of this technology applied in transportation, marine and construction applications.
Another important characteristic of this new technology is the possibility to introduce "green strength" at different levels as the high green strength of a bonded joint leads to a reduced clamping time or even no clamping at all!
In a way, SMP is an environmental alternative to polyurethanes. The mechanical characteristics are equivalent. Some important features such as the UV/temperature resistance are even outperforming the performance of the current state of the art technologies.