In my 30 years as a senior materials engineering manager with Navistar International, a truck and engine OEM, conventional automotive and truck body manufacturing plants predominantly used 1K epoxy structural adhesives due to their superior bonding performance and manufacturing-friendly properties.
Question: We have been considering organosilane adhesion promoters for use in several of our adhesives, and I am trying to understand how the organosilanes act chemically. Most literature shows them working primarily in adhesives for bonding glass. Will they work for other substrates (e.g., metals)?
Customizing adhesive formulas allows customer needs to drive innovation. As the number of adhesive-using industries grows, the variety of uses for hot-melt solutions is expanding to the point where there is not a one-size-fits-all formula for any industry.