Thanks to Henkel Adhesive Technologies’ two newly rolled out adhesive technologies, the interiors of passenger vehicles will never be the same again.
A one-component, waterborne laminating adhesive, AQUENCE PL 5101 streamlines production by eliminating the need to blend components, while curing on-command through heat activation. It can be roll coated, sprayed or brushed for use as a laminate in association with side door panels, consoles and instrument panels.
Meanwhile, TECHNOMELT AS 8383 is a non-reactive APAO hot melt offering multi-functional application capabilities with effectiveness on different substrates, including polypropylene and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. It maintains its effectiveness at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius with a hanging weight of up to 500 grams and is utilized for a number of vehicle applications, including headliner attachments, foams, acoustic pads, carpet and wiring.
According to Barb Wehrle, Henkel Adhesive Technologies in North America Transport and Metal business development manager, the adhesive technologies supporting the development of today’s world-class interiors should overcome huge challenges faced by the engineering community. He noted that efficient open times, thinner bead volume, on-command bonding, and cross-functional application capabilities are the key to success.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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