White Paper: Materials
A New Path for Lamination Adhesives: Leaping Time Barriers and Erasing Steps
Automotive manufacturers, particularly in North America, primarily use two-component waterborne, reactive hot-melt, and solvent-borne adhesives for laminating thermoplastic olefin, polyvinyl chloride and leather skins to polyethylene and polypropylene foams — for applications like interior door panels, consoles and instrument panels.
Although such adhesives are well-known and in common use, manufacturers and suppliers of automotive interior components seek opportunities to improve environmental factors, sustainability, ease of manufacturing and cost effectiveness for numerous reasons. Download this white paper to review the advantages of one-component laminating adhesives, including:
- Elimination of messy and lengthy preparation time
- Elimination of pot time and open-time restrictions
- Reduction in complexity for purchasing, warehousing and manufacturing
- Application savings due to a reduction in scrap rates
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