Requirements in automotive manufacturing have changed radically: technological advancements such as lightweighting, multi-material construction, new vehicle design and continual process optimisation, often makes adhesive technology the preferred joining process method. This technology provides increased freedom in automotive design, while also helping to prevent corrosion.
3M™ Acrylic Foam adhesive tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus adhesive tapes have been tried and tested for over 30 years in a variety of applications – from rear spoilers to door sealing.
With our wide product portfolio, double-sided acrylate adhesive tapes are suited to various uses in automotive vehicle construction. The viscoelastic properties of 3M™ Acrylic Foam and 3M™ Acrylic Plus adhesive tapes provide clear benefits compared to foam adhesive tapes – including their wide range of applications as well as efficient processing without pretreatment on clean surfaces. With their excellent final adhesion, even on many low and medium-energy surfaces, double-sided adhesive tapes are the ideal solution during automotive construction. They compensate for tolerances due to their viscoelastic properties, seal, absorb vibrations, provide uniform force distribution and help balance out thermal expansions.
3M™ Acrylic Foam and 3M™ Acrylic Plus adhesive tapes enable customised attachment solutions for automatic applications during series production, as well as manual attachment for automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Typical applications in automotive construction include:
The key benefits of double-sided adhesive tapes made of acrylate adhesive include:
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