Russian experts develop frost-resistant adhesive for the Arctic
Specialists from the Institute of Technical Chemistry, at the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have synthesized new frost-resistant adhesives that can withstand temperatures down to minus 60 or minus 70 degrees Celsius. The institute is also a subsidiary of the Perm Federal Research Center, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
A unique synthesizing process allowed scientists to upgrade compounds that are more resilient than their predecessors, and that harden below minus 70 degrees Celsius.
“The use of hardening mixtures with different properties makes it possible to boost the physical-mechanical parameters of the materials that are being developed,” said Alexei Slobodinyuk, PhD (Technology), a senior research associate with the institute.
The advanced characteristics of the new adhesives will make it possible to use them for joining various structures and also as sealants. The new compounds also have a shape memory effect for use as self-healing frost-resistant coatings.
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research is sponsoring this promising project.