Consumers expect automotive interiors to be attractive and comfortable while automotive manufacturers strive for lightweighting. Henkel unites these two sets of interests with its range of three new adhesives designed for automotive interior use.
A one-part, water-based laminating adhesive, AQUENCE ® PL 5101™ eliminates the need for two part adhesives in lamination. Its longer bonding open time reduces labor needs and allows for easier clean up, and the adhesive can be sprayed, brushed or rolled on with ease.
TECHNOMELT® AS 8383™, on the other hand, is a hot melt adhesive that bonds a variety of substrates including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and polypropylene. The adhesive has high heat resistance, making it suitable for use in installing carpeting, flooring and headliners.
TECHNOMELT® XPO 1051™ is a reactive polyolefin hot melt adhesive able to produce effective bonds across a wide variety of materials. It allows for the elimination of pretreatment processes when bonding low surface energy substrates.