The Transportation market requires a wide range of adhesives and sealants in bonding and damping applications. This is largely due to the growing use of light weight substrates, composite materials and the evolution of the assembly methods which call for more adhesive bonding at the expense of mechanical fastening.
This development is taking place in all Transportation segments such as vehicles, aircrafts, and shipbuilding.
In addition to typical performance parameters such as shear, peel, tack, and durability, SBC-based adhesives fulfill with important performance requirements which are key to the Automotive industry:
- Adhesion to both low and high surface energy substrates
- Heat and cold resistance
- Viscosity easy adjustment
- Long term ageing stability
- Plasticizer resistance
|Figure 1: Illustration of shear and viscosity performances of SBS|