Performance Factors for Large Surface Lamination Assemblies

The 3M technologies shown below are commonly used in large surface bonding applications. Use this list as a relative comparison of product performance.

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Large Surface Lamination

Learn how 3M adhesives can improve the durability of your products with greater surface-to-surface strength.

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Position Parts, Bond Curves, and Join Large Areas Efficiently

Overcome the design and strength constraints posed by mechanical fasteners. Rigid nuts and bolts concentrate stress to a single point, leading to joint fatigue and accelerating the effects of peel and shear stresses. 3M's industrial adhesives and tapes increase surface-to-surface contact, dispersing stress over an entire area for a stronger, more durable bond. Applied between surfaces, the adhesive's invisible joints deliver a smooth, seamless finish that elevates your product designs.

Designed to make laminate assembly fast, convenient, and efficient, find out how 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes can improve your lamination technique:

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Design Challenges Associated with Large Surface Lamination

  • Peel and Cleavage stress in adhesive joint
  • Speed and Efficiency

    Available as aerosols, cylinders, and even tapes, select the right delivery system to optimise your assembly process. Conveniently apply it manually or with the help of an applicator.

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  • Aesthetics with Low Read-Through

    Reduce unsightly punctures, marks and distortions on adhered surfaces with 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes. Featuring low-sag properties, these bonding solutions enable better precision with their ability to reposition parts after application.

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Performance Factors for Large Surface Lamination

Bonding and assembly solutions with the features below are best suited for large surface lamination:

  • Shear and peel strength
  • Temperature and solvent resistance
  • Favourable aesthetics with low-read-through
  • Speed and convenience in application
  • Fast rate of strength build
  • Flexible when dry, not stiff

Explore the range of 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives to be used in large surface lamination applications for your project:

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Suitable for manufacturing industries
Manual, with applicator
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Hold over 1,000 psi in overlap shear strength
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Suitable for transportation and construction applications
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Aerosols, cylinders, and bulk
Overlap shear strength approximately 500 psi

*Adhesive performance is dependent on cure temperature and size of the assembly.