A waxed hood exhibits low surface energy (LSE). In effect, the “energy of the wax” repels the water, forcing it into beads. Adhesive also beads up and does not effectively wet an LSE substrate. For bonding success with LSE thermoplastics, 3M offers several specially formulated adhesives and tapes.
In 1976 plastics had become the most commonly used material in the world. By 2001 plastics was the fourth largest manufacturing segment in the United States. Today, wherever you live, work, or play, the use of plastics is growing, and with it the use of 3M adhesive and tape technologies to assemble, protect, and label products made of plastics or plastics combined with metal, wood, or other materials. Learn more on how to bond LSE Materials within Rail Applications.
Duration: 49 Minutes
Senior Application Engineer - 3M™ Adhesive Tapes
European Adhesive Engineer certified by the European Welding Federation
Degree in Material Science - Master in Composite Materials
6 years of experience in research and development
4 years of experience in adhesives for transportation and general industrial applications
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