Henkel Corporation has introduced its new Loctite Structural Adhesives and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) Selector Guide. The 30-page brochure informs readers regarding the performance of structural adhesives in demanding, high-stress applications, and their ability to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Engineered to eliminate or greatly reduce fasteners and welds from an assembly, structural adhesives provide superior bond strength, long life and dependability in a variety of bonding applications involving metals, plastics, composites, magnets and dissimilar surfaces or substrates.
The brochure has three sections: Considerations for selecting a structural adhesive; chemistries and products, and a review of dispensing equipment. The Guide provides an in-depth tutorial on adhesive joint design for stress reduction and presents a performance and process overview in table format of the four main structural bonding technologies: epoxies, urethanes, two-part acrylics and two-step acrylics. For each technology, the Selector Guide leads readers through a question and answer process to determine appropriate products for applications.
The section on NVH provides an overview of adhesives for acoustic, seam sealing and bonding applications, focusing primarily on the agricultural, construction, specialty vehicle and appliance markets. This information details Henkel’s Acoustics Lab and Engineering Services and reviews two-step acrylic adhesives for difficult or challenging applications addressing NVH issues. The brochure also includes a two-page chart identifying dispensing applicators and nozzles specifically designed for use with structural adhesive technologies.
Loctite Structural Adhesives and NVH Selector Guide
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