The highest requirements are often in the detail. For instance, in the manufacture of car batteries the adhesive has to meet complex demands. Thermoplastic PO hot melts which have been developed specially for this application provide substantial advantages over the use of two-component epoxies: high resistance to acids, highly efficient one-component processing, and excellent adhesion to the polypropylene case of the battery. In addition, they are optimally adapted to fully automated production processes with fast process cycles due to a long open time and a fast build-up of cohesion. Another benefit is provided by the formulation of the adhesive: Due to their shared chemical basis, PO hot melt and PP battery cases can be recycled together.
Car interiors are also protected from water by special water-repellent foils which are bonded directly on the body and function as a water barrier between the door and the door panelling. Modern materials additionally function as sound insulation and shield the interior from different body and road noises. These foils are fixed with special pressure-sensitive adhesives based on polyolefin which are characterised by high heat resistance.
The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.
Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.