Ten Reasons for Having Biohesive 225® as the Offshore Adhesive of Choice
Finding an adhesive capable of withstanding the adverse environmental conditions encountered in subsea operations and at salt-laden platforms can be a difficult process.
You might need an adhesive to go the extra mile and perform on an unusual substrate while under a challenging environment.
Maybe you’re concerned about the adhesive’s impacts on the environment? Or maybe you need an adhesive that is multipurpose.
We understood these challenges in the market and developed a tried and tested hero adhesive called Biohesive 225® that covers all your requirements in one:
- Temperature resistance
Various pieces of offshore and subsea equipment are designed to cope with high temperatures, Biohesive 225® offers adhesion over a wide range from -65°C to 300°C.
As a single component adhesive, it requires no mixing or metering of curatives, instead relying on atmospheric moisture to cure. This means that the application of Biohesive® 225 is very straightforward, using just a basic caulking gun.
Steel, HDPE, polyurethane, neoprene…you name it! Biohesive 225® was developed for use on different types of equipment where surface types can vary dramatically.
- Track record
Our adhesive has an extensive track record for use on all types of oilfield signage, installed both topside and subsea: substrates include silicone, plastics and metal.
- Fast cure
The RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) aspect of Biohesive 225® means that is has a very fast curing time. Rapid atmospheric curing means that the adhesive can be immersed in salt water within minutes.
- No waste
Single component adhesives are relatively new, and before these came along, two-part adhesives needed mixing. Once the components were mixed all of the product needed to be used.
Biohesive 225®’s one part attribute benefits from no mixing or prep, giving the added bonus that it can be used again and again within its long shelf-life.
- 24-month self-life
This is considerably longer than conventional epoxy or polyurethane adhesives. Cartridges of Biohesive® 225 can be re-used; following application, the tip of the cartridge will automatically cure and seal the remainder of the material against atmospheric moisture.
This is based on third-party testing programmes, including:
- Slam loading
Our hero adhesive has been tested by third parties to analyse toxicity in marine environments. Biohesive 225® qualified as 100% eco-friendly and non-toxic providing a harmless, long lasting fixing solution.
Biohesive® 225’s contains non-hazardous components, this means that while being safe for use in water with minimal PPE, it is also safe to transport globally, within short lead-times.
Contact us now to place an order for Biohesive 225® our hero adhesive which is stocked for quick dispatch. If you would like to find out more about the application of this adhesive, please visit the Biohesive 225® page where video’s and installation guides are available.