Adhesive technology constitutes a good alternative to traditional metal construction – particularly when stress-free, non-deformable and dimensionally stable components must be produced. Structural adhesives have been used in car body engineering for many years and contribute positively to crash performance. Semi-structural adhesives with lower modulus are suitable for tolerances and lower crash relevance of the cage.
3M™ Double Coated Tape GPT-020F have high instant adhesion, high temperature and humidity resistance and excellent shear performance. The tapes bond to many high surface energy substrates and some low surface energy substrates, including stainless steel, HDPE, ABS, acrylic, PP, polycarbonate, aluminium or glass. The tape is suitable for various markets and applications including POP/POS displays, light boxes, sports equipment, indoor and outdoor signs, furniture trim attachment, mounting of electronics or plastic parts.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ 2-part acrylic based adhesive DP8005/DP8010
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ acrylic based adhesives withstand extreme temperatures, develop strength quickly and feature high impact and peel resistance. They are suitable for bonding most plastics, aluminum, steel, lightly oily metal surfaces, and low surface energy plastics (PE, PP, TPE). 3M™'s acrylic based adhesives are quick and easy to apply and provide bonds that replace metal fasteners for improved aesthetics. 3M™ acrylic adhesives are available in low-odor and non-flammable versions. Among 3M™'s most popular construction adhesives are the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ DP8005 and 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ DP8010.
3M™ spray adhesive are suitable for OEM to on-site construction fabrication. 3M™ spray adhesives are suitable for bonding to metal, high-pressure laminate (HPL), plastic, insulation, foam, fabric, wood, MDF and a wide range of other substrates. 3M™ spray adhesive offer many advantages, including being very efficient on large surfaces, being quick to apply, convenient and easy to use, eliminating equipment maintenance and other costs. One of the most popular spray adhesives is 3M™ Super 77™ Multipurpose Spray Adhesive.
3M™VHB™ Tape Series are high performance double sided tapes made from 100% closed-cell acrylic foam. The tapes exhibit with a high initial tack, have excellent bonding properties with high tensile and shear strength, have high temperature-, weathering-, UV- and solvent resistance and conformability and bond materials with rough or smooth surfaces, too. 3M™ VHB™ tapes are suitable for many materials and are used today in a wide variety of markets such as rail and commercial vehicles, electronics, windows and doors, household appliances and in the construction, aerospace and furniture industries.
A line of structural adhesives based on novel acrylate technology. The A-K Series is a range of high-performance, ambient curing pumpable materials formulated to provide durable, high-strength structural adhesive bonds to a wide variety of substrates.
T-Link™ film is a dry-to-the-touch, engineered thermoplastic adhesive that can be applied to bond metal surfaces to eachother, as well as bond composite layers. Its typical bonding temperature is between 140 and 175°C, and at those temperature the molten film penetrates dry glass wovens to allow for the production of thermoplastic composites.