Hybrid structural adhesives

ADERIS's first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS), are said to offer high structural and sound-damping performance (suitable for automotive parts)

Related Suppliers

ADERIS's (Le Thillay, France) first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS), are said to offer high structural and sound-damping performance (suitable for automotive parts). The line reportedly requires no primer on joint members and combines the performance of three adhesive bonding technologies: the resistance and mechanical strength of epoxies; the elasticity provided by polyurethanes (PUR); and the fast assembly rate enabled by methyl methacrylates (MMA). ADERIS says this is the first time a structural adhesive combines elongation, low modulus and high mechanical performance with high impact resistance and peel and shear strengths — 70 percent pure elasticity over an elongation range in combination with high strength (250 kg/cm2 for shear on steel and up to 100 kg/3.5 cm for peel) — and it does so in a range of temperatures from -80°C to 140°C (-112°F to 284°F). The resulting bond remains flexible, yet bonded parts may be handled soon after they are joined.