As vehicle electrical components see increasing application in car designs, it’s important for OEMs and tier suppliers to use proper materials in their attachment. Find out how web adhesives aid in the attachment of electrical components for dashboard screens, speakers and under the hood applications.
Web adhesives offer high elongation, which aids in electrical component protection. In particular, their flexibility helps reduce the amount of vibration these components experience by mechanically dispersing the point of impact and reducing the likelihood of damage.
Additionally, web adhesives offer acoustic dampening properties. By acting as a cushion around electrical components, they are able to create a quieter, more luxurious driving experience.
Unlike spray adhesives, web adhesives create an even, uniform bond. This means there is no noticeable bond line around electrical components, aiding in under-the-hood aesthetics.
Furthermore, web adhesives in electrical component assembly are able to bond a variety of dissimilar substrates together. This includes:
- Metal to foam
- Plastic to foam
As a result, design opportunities are increased. Web adhesives also can be formulated to impart flame retardancy, which improves occupant safety.
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