3M high-strength structural
adhesives are fundamentally load-bearing formulations. Bond
strength is often as strong as, or stronger, than the materials
joined. These adhesives are generally cross-linked or
thermosetting, and include epoxies, phenolics, urethanes, acrylics and
The aircraft industry is one of
the pioneers in use of structural adhesives. And structural
adhesives still play an integral role in the aerospace industry.
Many other industries have also been taking advantage of 3M's advanced
formulations and innovative dispensing.
structural adhesives are used in busing assembly in appliances,
headlight assembly in cars, fiberglass decks in boats, relays and
controls in electronic equipment, lawn sprinklers, window frames, office
partitions, pump casting components, golf clubs, home furniture, and