What Is MS Polymer?

MS Polymer adhesives are known as being “hybrid” as they combine the best properties of two or more chemistries whilst limiting the disadvantages of each. For example, MS polymers combine the strength of Polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones. They’re also solvent and isocyanate free. Initially MS polymer adhesives were developed to overcome some of the staining and bleeding issues that occur with highly plasticised sealants (such a silicone oil).

What are the benefits of using MS polymers?

There is superior adhesion to a wide range of materials, commonly used in construction and industry without a primer. This means it’s an effective solution for a wide range of applications with just the one product. MS polymer has excellent mechanical properties such as long-term elasticity, recovery after deformation and no fatigue effects. It can withstand vibration, is weather resistant and can survive thermal expansion with no bubbling in the curing process. There is a low risk of staining porous substrates, no foul odour and best of all comes accompanied with a long shelf life/great storage stability.

So, is MS Polymer right for me?

To help you decide whether the use of MS Polymer is right for you, we have put together some of the key characteristics so that you can make an educated, informed decision.

Stress recovery – Good

UV Resistance – Good

Heat Resistance – Good

Low Temperature Extrusion – Fair

Tear Resistance – Good

Paint-ability – Good

Availability In Colours – Excellent

Non-bubbling – Good

Adhesion Spectrum – Excellent

Staining – Good

Environmental Friendliness – Good

Where is MS Polymer typically seen?

The application is vast and there any many industries which require a tough, flexible bond. The most common are listed below:

Bus and Coach
Truck body
Trains and trams
Caravans and motorhomes

There’s a lot to consider when thinking of the solution that best fits your needs. If you want some non-biased advice, feel free to contact one of our experts on the number above. Alternatively, click here to request more product information.

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