Composite Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Reduce weight. Reduce costs. Increase quality.

Henkel offers composite solutions for the automotive industry.

Composite matrix resins
Loctite MAX series including release agents for fiber reinforced components.

Composite adhesives
TEROSON series for multi-substrate bonding and composite assembly.

Process know-how and engineering
For Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and assembly of composite parts.


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Resin Transfer Molding Process (RTM)

The whole process in detail:



LOCTITE MAX Composite Resin Solutions

Designed for RTM with glass or carbon fibers enabling short cycle times suitable for automotive mass production.

Process efficiency

  • Fast curing allows demolding after 1 to 5 minutes
  • Low viscosity ensures fast and efficient injection without stress to fibers
  • Process speed can be adjusted with additives

Mechanics

  • Safe, controllable process with low reaction exothermy
  • Superior fatigue resistance under dynamics loads

 

Application area

  • Structural components
  • Exterior components
  • Interior components

Benefits

Lightweight

LOCTITE MAX series allows weight reduction of components by structure-optimization due to high mechanical performance

 
Sustainability
  • Reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Safe and controllable process with environmental-friendly chemistry
 

Cost Reduction

Short cycle times and no pre-treatment for paintings and adhesives

 
Process Efficiency

Suitable for automotive mass production due to short injection and curing times

 



Which Composite-Solution is the right one for you? Contact our experts to find the right process for your company!

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