Structural adhesives are of the highest strength, making them capable of holding and bonding parts together with chemical and mechanical surface attachment forces. Having the ability to withstand the toughest of conditions, structural adhesives have become increasingly popular with manufacturers who are shunning traditional fasteners in favour of the durable structural adhesive.
When compared with traditional fastening methods, such as rivets, welds and tapes, structural adhesives are more cost effective. Manufacturer’s using Structural adhesives eliminate the costs associated with metal preparation and finishing operations. Furthermore, structural adhesives have been formulated to improve manufacturing processes and final products for a variety of composite, metal and plastic assemblies.
Ellsworth Adhesives Europe supplies a range of structural adhesives manufactured by the Lord Corporation. The Lord structural adhesives range is diverse and consists of acrylic, epoxy and urethane adhesives with each category catering to different application requirements.
Chemistry Acrylic-based adhesives are very ‘aggressive’ and are primarily used to bond metals but also work very well on plastics. Acrylics require minimum surface preparation but should be tested for compatibility.
Urethane-based adhesives are another good choice for bonding plastics and are also very compatible with composites, wood and foam. It’s worth noting that urethane structural adhesives do not adhere well to metal without a primer or other coating, so they are generally used for metal bonding applications where the metal is primed, painted, powder-coated or e-coated.
Epoxy-based structural are generally very strong and chemically resistant and can be used
on metals, plastics, composites, concrete, wood and foam.
For the convenience of users, Lord structural adhesives are available in multiple quantity sizes – from convenience cartridge packaging to bulk packaging that includes gallons, pails, drums and totes for higher volume applications.
To make an enquiry about Lord Structural Adhesives, contact official Lord Distributor, Ellsworth Adhesives Europe via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call 01355 321122.