Cruise Ships and Ferry Boats

TONY GRAY
Key Account Manager - Marine
Office/Mobile: (574) 361-8424
gray.tony@us.sika.com  

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Systems: Cruise Ships and Ferry Boats

Deck Caulking

For timber and teak decks that need to be completely watertight and weather-resistant, Sika has developed Sikaflex-290 DC. This extremely easy-to-use, Hi-UV-resistant, one component polyurethane deck-caulking compound can, once cured, be flush-sanded with the deck to supply a beautifully neat, clean finish.
Sika's Marine Teak Deck Maintenance System preserves and cares for new and weathered teakwood as well as for all other kinds of wood applied above the waterline. Sikaflex-290 DC and Sikaflex-298 are major elements of Sika's Totally Glued Teak Decking System.

Applications:

  • Deck Caulking
  • Deck leveling and bedding

Sealing

Resistant to weathering and seawater, Sikaflex-291 is the perfect all-rounder: an all-purpose flexible marine sealant that bonds extremely well to all standard materials used in boat construction. Its outstanding elasticity ensures a durable, long-lasting seal alike all other Sikaflex Marine sealants and adhesives. Sikaflex-291 features 1-component, easy to apply, high elastomeric characteristics.

Sealing Applications:

  • Bilges
  • Chain plates
  • Deck Fittings & Hardware
  • Hatches
  • Ports

Bonding

Joints that are subject to extreme dynamic stresses require a long-lasting high strength elastic adhesive with good gap-filling capabilities. Sikaflex-292, with its excellent shock-absorbing and vibration-damping properties, has been specially developed to meet these requirements in the punishing marine environment. When your safety may depend on it, only the best is good enough. Bonding Applications:

  • Panels
  • Bulkheads
  • Hatches
  • Struts

Bonding & Backfilling of Organic Glazing Panels

This is an application that calls for a UV-resistant adhesive with a high degree of elasticity. Sikaflex-295 UV combines the necessary elasticity with exactly the right consistency to maintain the required bond line thickness, thus ensuring that thermal movements in plastic glazing panels are absorbed progressively, without undue build-up of stresses. The UV-absorbing properties warrant endurance of the system.

Bonding Applications:

  • Windshields & Lights
  • Side Glasses

Bonding of Safety, Laminated, and Insulation Glass Windows

Sikaflex-296 has been formulated for use on all types of mineral glass windows. The high-performance, yet elastic Sikaflex-296 adhesive is especially designed for bridging tolerances enhancing high modular performance. UV resistance renders the product suitable as a back-filler simultaneously.

Bonding Applications:

  • Windows and panoramic glasses

Bedding & Bonding Panels and Sheet Material

Sikaflex-298 is a low-viscous, yet thixotropic full-bodied adhesive that has been specially formulated for the waterproof, flexible bonding of timber strip decking, deck planking, plastic deck coverings and prefabricated timber deck panels. The product is very easy to work with, and supplies professional results every time. The permanently elastic adhesive layer has a cushioning effect, absorbs shocks and minimizes the transmission of impact sound.

Bonding Applications:

  • Decks (timber)
  • Ant-slip deck coverings

Fire Proofing of Cable Ducts

Fire is one of the most dreaded situations that can be encountered at sea. With no feasible means of escape, there is little option but to combat the blaze. Therefore, all apertures used for power distribution must be fire protected. The same precautions apply to electrical conduits, tube systems, air conditioning channels and service shafts. The Sika Cable-Duct Fire protection System has been specially developed for this purpose. This quick, simple and efficient system meets all international fire protection safety standards.