Structural Adhesive solutions for any bonding and assembly challenge.
One-Part Epoxies – One-part epoxy adhesives eliminate metering and mixing but require heat to cure, with newer formulations curing at lower temperatures than older versions.
Two-Part Epoxies – Two-part epoxy adhesives begin curing when the two components are mixed and offer different performance characteristics depending on the formulation.
Learn how you can breeze past industry myths and challenges, and which 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesives we recommend to use while doing it.
Certain issues may have hindered your structural adhesives’ effectiveness:
Because there are so many different structural adhesive chemistries and 3M has many options within each family, knowing the reason for failure can help guide the choice of a different solution. There are three main families of structural adhesives:
Processing characteristics such as shelf life, rate of strength build and the amount of surface preparation required can also affect how well a structural adhesive works for a given assembly.
Depending on the materials you’re bonding, the assembly process and end-use conditions, a structural adhesive from a different family may be more appropriate. 3M offers 20 chemistries and numerous specific products across these families, and we can help find the right option for you.