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Dennis sticks with Infast
Keywords Infast, Adhesives, Sealing, Dennis
Adesco Adhesives, the adhesive and sealant division of Infast, has secured a major contract to supply bus, coach and fire engine chassis manufacturer, Dennis (Plate 1). The contract was awarded to Adesco after Dennis experienced problems with its existing adhesive process. Adesco technical personnel were able to identify the problem and, following extensive testing, specified a modified silane adhesive as a suitable alternative.
Plate 1 Specialist adhesive distributor, Infast Adesco, has secured a contract with Dennis
Adhesive is used extensively by Dennis for fixing and sealing vehicle joints to prevent water penetrating and thereby eliminating corrosion. The use of adhesive in such applications is now said to be widely recognised as a positive alternative to traditional mechanical fasteners or welding. This is because it provides the flexibility to help absorb shock and vibration, while eliminating the stress points created by rivets or spot welding.
The adhesive is delivered in 200kg drums by Adesco's sister company, Infast Fastener Management Systems, which has supplied Dennis with all of its fastener requirements - comprising more than 800 parts to 1,800 bins since 1996.
Established over 100 years ago, Dennis is a renowned name in specialist chassis engineering. In addition to the familiar red fire engines, Dennis also manufactures buses and coach chassis, and depends on the reliable and consistent supply of quality products to ensure efficient production.
"This contract illustrates Infast's ability to provide a complete, value added service for manufacturers", said Adesco general manager, Steve Maw.
"By drawing on the combined resources of the whole Infast group, manufacturers have access to the country's foremost problem-solving expertise, in-depth technical product knowledge and advanced logistics capability, all from a single source."
Details available from: Infast. Tel: +44 (0) 1784 439791; Fax: +44 (0) 1784 438638; Web site: www.infast.com