Over the years, structural acrylic adhesives have steadily grown in popularity due to the numerous benefits they provide. Their ability to cure quickly with limited surface preparation, bond to a variety of substrates, while also offering high temperature- and high-impact resistance has made acrylic adhesives a central product used by designers, engineers and manufacturers around the world.
Although there are many advantages to 3M’s current acrylic adhesives, there are always ways to improve upon existing products. Knowing this, 3M’s expert product engineers have continued to develop advanced formulations that alleviate existing assembly challenges and are engineered specifically to allow for greater design flexibility.
The expanded portfolio of products includes the following:
• 3M Scotch-Weld Low Odor Acrylic Adhesive 8700NS Series: this improved acrylic formulation maintains structural strength in cold temperatures, is low odor and has non-flammable classification to help enhance workplace safety. It also provides a high-strength solution to replace mechanical fasteners, while having the ability to bond to a wide variety of substrates including plastics, aluminum, stainless steel and active metals.
• 3M Scotch-Weld Flexible Acrylic Adhesive 8600NS Series: this new acrylic adhesive provides the flexibility of a sealant combined with the strength and cure speed of an acrylic adhesive. It also allows thin, flat surfaces to be bonded with limited surface distortion or bond line read-through. This new acrylic is also low odor and has non-flammable classification to help enhance workplace safety.
• 3M Scotch-Weld Nylon Bonder Structural Adhesive DP8910NS: the third new acrylic in this series ensures reliable adhesion to nylon (polyamides) substrates without plasma or flame treatment surface preparation, which helps reduce costs and production time. The Nylon Bonder Structural Adhesive also offers excellent adhesion in high temperature and high humidity environments and provides designers with more options by featuring the ability to bond to different metals, such as aluminum and stainless steel.
“At 3M, we are continuously working to identify innovative ways to enhance our products in order to make our customer’s jobs simpler, safer and more efficient,” says Brent White, global portfolio leader, Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division. “Through this expansion of the 3M Scotch-Weld Structural Acrylic Adhesives portfolio, we’ve specifically made advancements to the existing Low Odor Acrylic Adhesives, along with designing the new Flexible Acrylic Adhesive and Nylon Bonder Structural Adhesives. The new formulations of these products address many gaps that can be associated with acrylic adhesives while improving upon them to make great products even better.”
3M Scotch-Weld Structural Acrylic Adhesives have always provided high productivity, cost savings, and outstanding performance. With the expanded range of fast and easy-to-use adhesives now available, building better assemblies is easier than ever before.