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March 7, 2018 - Automotive

How Smart Automotive Adhesives Adapt to Door Panel Changes

Automotive door panels have evolved over the years to include innovative speakers, airbags, lightings and controls. As adhesives are used more in door panel assembly, gain insight into two considerations to make and smart adhesive options.

Temperature Resistance

Larger sunroofs increase the amount of UV light entering car interiors, which in turn increases temperature levels. This means door panel adhesives must offer higher temperature resistance in order to maintain performance and functionality.

Aging Performance

Aging performance is another key factor when considering automotive door panel adhesives. Car doors are subjected to a range of harsh environmental conditions over many years. It’s important to assess an adhesive’s ability to maintain physical, mechanical and chemical properties throughout the vehicle’s life. This will also impact the door panel’s aesthetic appeal to consumers.

Smart Adhesive Options

The following chart provides an at-a-glance reference on smart adhesives for door panel assembly:

Parts Applications Adhesives
Door lamination Fabric to plastic Reactive SBA, WBA, HMPUR, Reactive PSA and PA
Speaker Construction and vibration PUR, foam-in-place
Watershield Sealing on foam and direct sealing Foamed HMPSA, butyl
Weatherstrip Gal filling and flocking Foamed HMPSA, butyl, HMPUR

Odorless and cost effective, these solutions also aid in fast, efficient door panel assembly, improving operational efficiencies and worker safety.

For more information on these door panel assembly solutions, visit www.bostik.com.

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