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3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives & 3M Products Can Bear The Load

Posted on Wed, Nov 28, 2012

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If you're looking for a suitable alternative to mechanical and/or fusion fastening, 3M's wide range of Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives are the way to go.

Though 3M offers hundreds of different adhesives and tapes, none match the strength, impact resistance and durability of these formulations. Featuring greater design latitude, less machining, lighter weight & more durability, 3M's Scotch-Weld products offer a wide range of selection, often at less cost. One of the first of 3M's engineering adhesives, the structural adhesives have continued to grow and improve, meeting both changing design and production requirements for industries ranging from aerospace and appliances to sporting goods and electronics.

Take a look at this brief overview profiling how 3M's Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives improve the process of manufacturing steel doors:

Among the adhesive types featured in 3M's "toughened family" to provide durability in the toughest environments are Acrylic and Eproxy solutions, which have re-energized the structural adhesive line. Acrylic adhesives are two-part adhesives that bond well to a wide range of surfaces including most plastics and metal, while Eproxies provide "rigid, flexible, and toughened formulations have met changing design and production requirements for industries ranging from aerospace and appliances to sporting goods and electronics."

In fact, here's a quick (and epic) look at just how toughened 3M's Scotch-Weld adhesives are:

In addition to the two "toughened family" adhesives, urethane and cyanoacrylate solutions are also available!

If your needs call for properties like durable adhesion, flexibility, void-filling, creep and heat & environmental resistance, they will likely be met by the vast array of 3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives.