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Structural Adhesives – Aerospace Product Selector Guide
LOCTITE film adhesives: the basics
Film adhesives are pre-catalyzed adhesives offered in sheet form for metal, composite bonding, and honeycomb applications. Film adhesives are offered in defined areal weights in roll or sheet form.
LOCTITE primers: Once a surface has been etched, it needs protection
One of the main reasons for priming is to prevent corrosion of the part. The etched metal surface is “active” and ready to be bonded. The oxide layer from the cleaning and etching process is sensitive to decay. Priming protects and preserves the oxide, and allows you to store metal for later use.
LOCTITE paste adhesives: Keeping it all together
Paste adhesives are structural adhesives used to bond aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and composites either in rib-stiffened designs or in honeycomb designs.