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3M™ Structural Adhesives

Dual-component structural adhesives from 3M are designed to bond just about anything. They perform on a wide range of materials in a number of key automotive manufacturing processes, often providing a bond as strong as the surfaces it joins. 3M Structural Adhesives can be used to bond aluminium, steel, clinch flanges and composites – even under difficult conditions where traditional adhesives may prove inadequate.

  • Easy to handle,
  • High performance bond,
  • High oil absorption capabilities,
  • Resist washout,
  • CKD capability,
  • Resistant to moisture during storage and transportation.

The complete range of structural adhesives from 3M includes several products popular with the automotive manufacturing industry, such as 5027, 7036, 9816, 9820 and 9822. In addition high performance structural adhesive films exist such as SAF 6045 and SAF 6068.

The perfect mix, every time

The perfect mix, every time

With 3M Structural Adhesives, you can rely on the perfect mix, and consequently the strongest bond, every time. They are dispensed via a hand-held or air-powered dispenser that combines the two components automatically, meaning you get the optimum ratio for a high performance bond with no waste. The result is a strong, permanent join that eliminates the risk of inaccuracies or wide gap widths caused by component shift. What’s more, there is no need to carry out time-consuming preparatory tasks such as pre-gelling.

Based on epoxy, acrylic or polyurethane chemistry, 3M Structural Adhesives cure at room temperature (introducing heat will reduce curing times) and can be applied at selected points or in a continuous bead. Options include products with short curing times and a super-strong formula. The benefits of 3M Structural Adhesives to the automotive manufacturing industry are clear:

  • High bond strength
  • The perfect mix every time
  • No waste
  • No need for ovens, infra-red or UV sources.

Beyond adhesives

We are more than just adhesives. The team at 3M has vast experience working with customers in the automotive industry and can help deliver a customised, end-to-end solution for modern manufacturing challenges.

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