16 April 2021
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UK trailer manufacturer solves panel problem with Chemique Adhesives

FG Trailers designs and manufactures bespoke mobile shower trailers for use in decontamination and the event industry. Until recently the company were outsourcing its panel production, however due to their sustained growth and expanding business, it decided to take full control of the production process and create a manufacturing operation in house.

“Chemique Adhesives is a well-known name within our industry, and not only that but it also supplied our existing panel manufacturer, so it was a given as to who I needed to contact,” explained Paul Nash, Owner of FG Trailers. “Its extensive knowledge of the panel industry meant that they were able to recommend the right adhesive and application equipment for our exact requirements.”

For his side, Justin Clark, Chemique Adhesives business development manager, stated: “After speaking with Paul, it was clear that a degree of semi-automation was required for making the panels, and so we trialled our portable dispensing unit in conjunction with a two-component polyurethane adhesive from our Solfre range.”

This was said to be an ideal solution for FG Trailers, as not only were both the adhesive and equipment provided by a sole supplier, but also it meant that the correct ratio of adhesive was dispensed from the machine, eliminating the need of manual mixing and avoiding human error. That, in turn, reduces waste and provides a much cleaner and user-friendly application.

The adhesive used with the portable dispense unit is Solfre2 – a two-component, solvent-free polyurethane product. Solfre2 is suitable for a variety of applications such as construction panels, truck building, caravan panels and many similar uses where a permanent structural bond is required. Its unique formulation provides superior resistance to chemicals, heat, humidity and thermal shock, according to the supplier.

“I’m very pleased with the adhesive and equipment that was recommended by Chemique”, continued Paul. “Not only this, but it also provided sound technical advice, and Justin fully understood our requirements from the start and was able to offer a tailored solution to suit our needs, which has worked out really well for us”.

Chemique Adhesives’ Total Service Package includes tailor-made adhesive solutions combined with engineering and technical support.

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