Spray Adhesives vs. Mechanical Fasteners for Commercial Insulation Applications

Posted on 8/18/2020 11:23:09 AM By ASC

Spray adhesives suitable for large surface areas are taking the place of mechanical fasteners in commercial insulation bonding, and particularly when it comes to bonding materials like expanded polystyrene foam or fiberglass, which have a history of material damage when mechanical fasteners are used. These can include heat marks and read through, as well as compromised fibreglass insulation when using stickpins, which can affect the insulation adversely.

By removing the need to drill holes in these materials, and allowing for quick and easy application over large areas, spray adhesives are seen as adding to the assembly’s efficiency by cutting back on application time. They also provide quick, strong and long-lasting one-surfaced bonds while at the same time retaining the capacity for repositioning immediately after application when necessary.

In addition to gathering ground over mechanical fasteners in insulation bonding applications, the benefits of large surface area spray adhesives have already caught the eye of manufacturers in industries assembling HVAC units, sheet metal ductworks, generators, and RV and trailers.