Increased Design Flexibility

Click below on any of the seven advantages to learn more. For each advantage, examples of adhesives and sealants in real life are presented, organized by major Market and Application Area. Below you will find specific examples of where adhesives and sealants are used. (You can click again on each advantage to roll the detailed information back up.)

Allows use of thinner gauge/lighter materials of construction

Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:

  • Aerospace Aircraft Wing Bonding

Allows assembly of micro-scale components

Market: Electronics
Application Area: Semi-Conductor Assembly

Specific Applications Include:

  • Underfill Chip Bonding, Potting and Encapsulation
  • Mobile Phones
  • Medical Devices

Allows assembly of intricate geometries and components

Market: Assembly (Rigid)
Application Area: Machinery

Specific Applications Include:

  • Pump Housing Assembly

Market: Assembly (Rigid)
Application Area: Miscellaneous

Specific Applications Include:

  • Heat Exchange Fins

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Exterior/Interior Cladding & Fenestrations

Specific Applications Include:

  • Structural Window Glazing - Refers to the use of specially formulated silicone sealants which bond glass, metal, stone or other infill panels to framing members. Previously, windows and architectural panels were adhered to a building's structure via mechanical retention (based on gaskets), which permits use of more architecturally diverse materials of construction.

Provides tamper resistant assemblies

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Expansion Joints in Walls, Floors & Openings Such as Windows & Doors

Specific Applications Include:

  • Security sealants - Waterproofing sealants that have a duel role of sealing out the weather and are also pick-proof and resistant to vandalism. High durometer, high modulus sealants are applied around window and doors, and in joints in walls and floors both interior and exterior.

Market: Packaging
Application Area: Carton Side Seams and Closures

Specific Applications Include:

  • Hot Melt Case Sealing

Provides more material options, including plastics and metals that don't lend themselves to mechanical or fusion joining

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: HVAC

Specific Applications Include:


Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Flooring

Specific Applications Include:

  • Installation of parquet wood floors - Adhesives allow the installation of different designs by assembling small pieces of different kinds of (colored) wood. As a result, aesthetically pleasing geometries and pictures can be fixed to the subfloor.

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Exterior/Interior Cladding & Fenestrations

Specific Applications Include:

  • Structural Window Glazing - Refers to the use of specially formulated silicone sealants which bond glass, metal, stone or other infill panels to framing members. Previously, windows and architectural panels were adhered to a building's structure via mechanical retention (based on gaskets). Sealants afford use of more innovative and different materials of construction.

Market: Electronics
Application Area: DVD Assembly

Specific Applications Include:

  • Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) - Designed in a "sandwich" construction, DVDs are bonded using specialized UV curing acrylate or hot melt adhesives. These adhesives bond under the influence of UV light in a few seconds and offer high optical purity and good long-term stability under warm humid conditions.
  • Molded Rubber Duct to Air Conditioner Unit

Offers additional functionality, such as flame retardency, electrical conductivity and increased or reduced thermal conductivity

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Building Envelope

Specific Applications Include:


  • Hurricane and Bomb Blast Sealants - Silicone sealants used in the installation of hurricane impact and bomb blast resistant windon systems. Before sealants, this was not achievable.

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Exterior/Interior Cladding & Fenestrations

Specific Applications Include:


  • Structural Window Glazing - Refers to the use of specially formulated silicone sealants which bond glass, metal, stone or other infill panels to framing members. Previously, windows and architectural panels were adhered to a building's structure via mechanical retention (based on gaskets). These types of fasteners were not as effective in sealing the building envelope, resulting in drafts.

Market: Electronics
Application Area: Semi-Conductor Assembly

Specific Applications Include:


  • Conductive Underfill for Chip Bonding
  • Heat Sink Attachment for Electronic Components and Circuitry

Cost effectively joins two different types of substrates, including non-metallics, to metal

Market: Assembly (Non-Rigid)
Application Area: Shoe Manufacturing

Specific Applications Include:


  • Shoe Fabrication - Use of adhesives to bond shoe soles to uppers enables use of more interesting and different materials of construction.

Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Countertop Lamination

Specific Applications Include:


Market: Building and Construction
Application Area: Exterior/Interior Cladding and Fenestrations

Specific Applications Include:


  • Structural Window Glazing - Refers to the use of specially formulated silicone sealants which bond glass, metal, stone or other infill panels to framing members. Previously, windows and architectural panels were adhered to a building's structure via mechanical retention (based on gaskets). Sealants permit use of more interesting, diverse materials of construction.

Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:


  • Brake Shoe

Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:


  • Headlamp Modules
  • Countertop Assembly

Click to expand and contract Creates multi-component laminates of dissimiliar materials for improved properties

Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:


  • Panels on Recreational Vehicles (RVs)