With 3M™ Structural Adhesives technologies, not only can thinner and lighter sheets be assembled, material compounds can also be made with composite, aluminium or high-strength steel. A comprehensive portfolio of innovative technologies such as structural adhesive films and 2-component adhesives are available for various customer requirements.
2-component epoxy resin adhesives speed up the manufacturing of steel and aluminium parts such as hoods, doors and tailgates. Also, gelling or shell construction ovens are no longer needed – a significant improvement to the manufacturing process. Process and dimensionally stable components through induction or room temperature hardening have many benefits, including:
Structural adhesive films combine all the benefits of 1-component epoxy resin adhesives with the easy handling of adhesive tapes. Additionally, the insulating properties are ideally suited to multi-material bonds. Benefits of structural adhesive films include:
Due to their acrylate/epoxy resin adhesive, heat-activated 3M™ Glass Adhesive Tapes are particularly suited to bonding sensor holders and mirror bases on the windshield. The initial bonding of the acrylate adhesive ensures an easy to apply tape, and the epoxy resin provides the final, high strength bond. Benefits of structural bonding tapes include:
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