Norma Auto Concept rear wing - Case history

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: HuntsmanAdMatEU


Araldite® structural adhesives optimise use of different materials in production of lightweight structure Araldite adhesives from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been selected by Norma Auto Concept Engineering to bond the components of a rear wing for a prototype sports car. Founded in 1984 by Norbert Santos and Marc Doucet, whose names make up the brand name ‘Norma’ Auto Concept Engineering, the French-based business manufactures prototype vehicles for a range of racing, endurance and hill climb sports. The company has designed prototypes that have participated in a range of international automotive racing fixtures such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Realising new design possibilities Providing a complete solution to effectively assemble the different substrates that form the wing structure, Araldite® 2048 has been used to join the aluminium pieces together and Araldite® 2031 joins the composites together and to the aluminium parts. Where durability is key Providing excellent adhesion on a wide range of materials such as metals and thermoset composites, the epoxy adhesive Araldite® 2031 delivers superior structural stability and flexibility to the application, along with gap filling properties that fulfill essential performance criteria in offering exceptional resistance to vibration. The methacrylate adhesive, Araldite® 2048, adds to the quality of the application by providing high elongation and one of the highest lap shear strengths available, ensuring the effective management of dynamic loads. Other benefits Araldite® 2048 brings to this application include good chemical resistance, ease of application and extremely high impact resistance, as well as elasticity at subfreezing temperatures. Norbert Santos, Manager of Norma Auto Concept Engineering said, “The Araldite® adhesives we selected provide high strength with easy handling and minimal to no surface preparation, streamlining the structure and manufacturing process as a whole. Araldite® adhesives provide added resilience for Norma Auto Concept prototype sports car rear wing APPLICATION Structural adhesives used to assemble different substrates of a prototype sports car rear wing SPECIAL SERVICE CONDITIONS > Minimal to no surface preparation supports more efficient manufacturing processes > Easy application and reliable bonding performance ADVANTAGES FOR CUSTOMER > Ability to easily create a single, lightweight structure from similar and dissimilar materials with enhanced properties > Superior structural stability and flexibility > Excellent vibration resistance > High strength under dynamic loading > Elasticity at subfreezing temperatures COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES > Araldite® 2048 provides one of the highest lap shear strengths available > Huntsman Advanced Materials offers a wide choice of structural adhesives (epoxy, methacrylate and polyurethane) MATERIAL USED Araldite® 2031 (epoxy adhesive) Araldite® 2048 (methacrylate adhesive) CUSTOMER LOCATION France

Araldite® structural adhesives make it possible to easily optimise the use of similar and dissimilar materials in producing lighter structures with improved qualities, turning today’s design concepts into commercially viable propositions in the automotive sports sector and beyond.” Achieving and maintaining quality performance As the use of composites in combination with other materials increases in the pursuit to create lighter structures, structural adhesives will continue to support new design methods where greater manufacturing efficiencies and enhanced performance during application in service are essential. Where strength, low weight and versatility are required for wide ranging industrial applications and multiple material types, Araldite® 2031 (epoxy adhesive) and Araldite® 2048 (methacrylate adhesive) provide excellent examples of the most recent structural bonding solutions from Huntsman Advanced Materials to fulfil this need. Araldite® adhesives provide added resilience for Norma Auto Concept prototype sports car rear wing Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the company’s expectations will be realised. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forwardlooking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws. © Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH 2004. ® Araldite is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but At your fingertips Download our mobile apps and easily find Araldite® adhesives provide added resilience for Norma Auto Concept prototype sports car rear wing

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