Acrylic-based adhesives can be used to glue LSE plastics without priming.

Acrylic Adhesives

Efficient and flexible multi-substrate bonding.

Fast, easy adhesion with excellent bonding strength
  • When your project requires reliable long-term bonding of dissimilar substrates, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Acrylic Adhesives can significantly improve throughput and productivity.

    These two-part adhesives provide excellent bond strength and durability. They are easy to use in many applications and manufacturing processes because of their fast cure speed and high tolerance for oily or unprepared bonding surfaces. Acrylic adhesives can bond a wide variety of materials, including nearly all plastics.

    Use 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Acrylic Adhesives to replace metal fasteners for both static and dynamic loads and enable improved aesthetics. Newer acrylic adhesive formulations are non-flammable with a long shelf life, and some have lower odour than regular acrylic adhesives.

Key Benefits of Acrylic Adhesives

  • Acrylic glue offers great strength.
    Shear Strength

    Acrylics are nearly as strong as epoxies, with a chemistry that can be modified to provide both high peel and shear strength.

  • Acrylic adhesives can be used for the bonding of various plastics.
    Material Bonding

    Acrylics adhere to a wide variety of substrates, including many plastics.

  • Acrylic adhesives enable improved aesthetics and product appearance.
    Improved Aesthetics

    Acrylics leave smooth bond lines and invisible joints.

  • Acrylic adhesives can provide process efficiency.
    Process Efficiency

    Acrylics have faster cure time and higher tolerance for unprepared surfaces than epoxies or urethanes.

Featured Acrylic Adhesives Products

  • Excellent bonding for powder-coat operations. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Metal Bonder Acrylic Adhesive DP8407NS tackles pre- and post-powder-coat processes, with high-strength solutions that offer:

    • High-peel performance
    • Impact strength as much as 3x that of ordinary acrylic adhesives
    • Heat and humidity resistance
    • Bondline control 250μm
    • Six minute work life at 75 F
    • As little as 10 minutes to structural strength
  • Use 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8010NS for bonding low surface energy plastics.
    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8010NS

    The solution for low surface energy (LSE) Plastics

    • Creates strong bond on low surface energy (LSE) plastics such as polyolefin with minimal or no surface prep required
    • Delivers non-sag formulation so adhesive stays where when applied
    • Resists many chemicals, water and humidity
    • Formulated to bond multi-material assemblies using thermoplastics, composites and metals
  • The solution for lower odor Adhesives

    • Durable finished bond with excellent shear and high impact strength
    • Low odour and non-flammable properties for a safer working product compared to typical adhesives
    • Bonds difficult surfaces such as powder coats and most plastics

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