Advantages of Structural Acrylic Adhesives
Structural Acrylic Adhesives are indispensible in the design and production of many products. But manufacturers that work with these adhesives are also well aware of their drawbacks. Fortunately, 3M has introduced Next Generation Structural Acrylic Adhesives that help address many of these drawbacks.
Fortunately, 3M has recently introduced Next Generation Structural Acrylic Adhesives that help address many of these drawbacks. These new adhesives offer a number of advantages when compared conventional 2 part acrylic adhesives:
- Lower odor: New acrylic adhesives have lower odor levels than traditional products, as well as being non-flammable.
- Faster curing: With curing speeds up to twice as fast as ordinary Acrylic Adhesives, the new adhesives can have a significant impact on productivity.
- Higher impact resistance: While many acrylic adhesives suffer from brittle bonds, the new offerings can provide over three times the impact strength over traditional products. This makes them ideal for many industrial applications, and opens doors to challenging applications that other products are not well suited for.
- 18-month shelf life with no refrigeration required: The new formulations do not need to be refrigerated and have a much longer shelf life—more than double that of conventional Structural Acrylic Adhesives. The ability to store at room temperature simplifies storage requirements and helps manufacturers reduce their losses from expired inventory.
With these advantages, the Next Generation Structural Acrylic Adhesives are ideal for markets and applications like signs, HVAC, and transportation, just to name a few. These adhesives are available in four formulations to enhance productivity and performance for a wide range of applications. To learn more, visit 3M.com/StructuralAcrylics.