Designed for engineering applications within a huge range of industries, structural adhesives provide reliable, long-lasting bonding and sealing where load-bearing and other structural conditions are required. This includes a range of products intended for a diverse selection of surfaces, materials, and applications, these toughened acrylics, polyurethanes, cyanoacrylates, anaerobics, phenolics, vinyl acetates, and epoxy structural adhesives offer a broad scope of application for industrial and commercial design.
The benefits of formulated structural adhesives include the following:
- Elimination or significant reduction of costly mechanical fastening methods
- Improved aesthetics compared to mechanical fasteners
- Uniform weight distribution over the substrate
- Multi-substrate bonding: Joining of different (dissimilar) substrate materials
- Fast processing speeds
- Ideally suited for low weight or weight reduction applications
- Reduction in labor costs
- Filling of large gaps between parts
- User-friendly packaging and applicators
Today, the number of products available to manufacturers and designers, and a degree of crossover with industrial sealants and PSAs, means that finding the right structural adhesive for your needs can be challenging. Additionally, choosing the right applicator or adhesive for either manual or automated processes’ can be equally challenging, while ensuring your chosen product can be integrated efficiently into existing processes is highly important for manufacturers.
To address these challenges, the Henkel catalogue provides comprehensive information sets on each of our structural adhesives, alongside proven cases for specific industrial bonding, sealing and assembly applications. Additionally, easy-to-use packages for hand-held, manual, and semi-automated applications, including cartridges, syringes, soft-squeeze bottles and dual cartridges for two-part formulations are available. Whatever your requirements, the Henkel team is on hand to offer advice and guidance on the best structural adhesive for your design, process, or industry.
Contact us today to find out more about all our structural adhesives