Productivity

 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.)

Eliminates rework due to distortion and discoloration during welding


Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:

  • Aluminum Corner Posts for Shipping Containers

Allows for a continuous manufacturing process


Market: Assembly (Rigid)
Application Area: Appliances

Specific Applications Include:

  • Stainless Steel Door Assembly

Eliminates weld grinding for flatness


Decreased work in progress


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.

Market: Electronics
Application Area: Building and Construction

Windows

  • Direct Glazing of Insulating Glass Into Sash

Seals and bonds in one step


Market: Assembly (Rigid)
Application Area: Machinery

Specific Applications Include:

  • Power Supply Housing


Market: Transporation
Application Area: Vehicle Assemby

Specific Applications Include:

  • Automotive Manifold Assembly
  • Automotive Windshields

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, which seal and bond in one step. Prior, mechanical fastening techniques required multiple steps to accomplish both objectives.

Eliminates pre-drilling holes


Allows use of pre-painted metal and eliminates finishing associated with mechanical fasteners and welds