Structural adhesives offer engineers a solution that can withstand the stresses of use over time and won’t suffer from the kind of deterioration that affects most mechanical fixings.
Suitable for a wide range of substrates
When components are bonded, the adhesive first thoroughly wets the surfaces, fills the gaps in between and then starts to polymerize. When hardening is complete, the adhesive offers a degree of durability and longevity through the chemical reaction and an affinity to a wide range of materials, both traditional and new.
Huntsman structural adhesives bond and seal
An effective bond is achievable when used with dissimilar materials - which may vary in composition, modulus and coefficients of thermal expansion and thickness. The continuous adhesive interface not only produces a strong bond, but also forms a seal. The joint prevents leaking and is far less susceptible to weathering or adverse operating conditions.
Bonding with structural adhesives can also provide an electrical insulating barrier between the surfaces - which will reduce the effect of corrosion caused when bonding different met