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December 18, 2018 - Automotive

How the Right Structural Adhesive Improves Automotive Assembly Processes

Posed to grow at a CAGR of 7.3%, structural adhesives are finding increased applications in automotive assembly processes especially. While many manufacturers use plastisols (PVC) for their structural bonding needs, find out why your processes deserve a smarter option: elastosols.

Designed for bonding metals, elastosols offer manufacturing advantages over traditionally-used PVC, such as:

Enhanced Sustainability

As more companies look to decrease their carbon footprint, using sustainable materials becomes top-of-mind. Unlike PVC, elastosol structural adhesives do not pose any recycling challenges.

Additionally, PVC offers poor heat resistance and can liberate hydrocholoric acid if subjected to high heat. Elastosols, on the other hand, do not pose this issue. They are environmentally friendly and free ofPVC, epoxies and solvents.

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Decreased Adhesive Use

Furthermore, elastosols enable you to use less adhesive in the assembly processes. When compared to PVC, these solutions possess improved mechanical properties. This helps you decrease adhesive waste as well.

Improved Temperature Resistance

Compared to PVC, elastosols also provide a wide temperature resistant range without requiring additives. This helps increase manufacturing efficiencies and reassure you that your structural adhesive will maintain performance levels under stress and heat.

For more information on the value elastosol structural adhesives can bring to your automotive assembly lines, view this blog post:

Got questions about Bostik’s elastosol automotive adhesives? Contact us today! 

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