Adhesives play an important role in automotive manufacturing as they offer several benefits over traditional mechanical fasteners, such as improved durability, reduced weight, and increased resistance to corrosion and vibration. Adhesives are commonly used in the automotive industry for a variety of applications, including bonding exterior body panels, attaching interior trim components, and sealing joints and seams. Some of the most commonly used adhesives in automotive manufacturing include:
Structural Acrylic Adhesives: These adhesives are used to bond metal and plastic parts together, as well as to reinforce joints. They are known for their high strength and durability.
Hot Melt Adhesives: Hot melt adhesives are commonly used for interior trim applications, such as attaching carpet, headliners, and foam padding to the vehicle's body.
Epoxy Adhesives: Epoxy adhesives are used for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, including bonding composites, metal, and plastics. They are known for their high strength, chemical resistance, and ability to bond to a variety of surfaces.
Silicone Adhesives: Silicone adhesives are used for high-temperature applications, such as sealing engine compartments and exhaust systems. They are known for their heat resistance and flexibility.
Polyurethane Adhesives: Polyurethane adhesives are commonly used for bonding flexible parts, such as rubber seals and weather stripping. They are known for their flexibility, durability, and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
These are just a few of the adhesives that are commonly used in the automotive industry. The specific adhesive used in a given application will depend on a variety of factors, such as the materials being bonded, the conditions the adhesive will be exposed to, and the desired strength and durability of the bond.
Hernon Manufacturing has a long and established history of providing products for the automotive industry. Popular products include Brake Bonder 362, Hernon Anti-Seize, Nuts N’ Bolts 423 and 425 for bearing caps and ring gear, UV FOG 702 for oil seals, and Cynlinlock 846 for the input shaft seal and Gasket Replacer 916 for the differential gasket cover. Hernon’s unique Total Solutions approach means no back and forth between adhesive suppliers and equipment suppliers since we can provide all you need in one stop. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and determine the precise products that will work best for you!