Companies using adhesives are expected to be able to consistently produce an assembly―whether in the flexible packaging, furniture, automotive or construction industry―without differences in the quality of the product manufactured. This is the case for both high-performance structural bonds and applications with lower performance requirements.
For years, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have been creating new opportunities for improved production processes in the automotive and transportation markets. According to the Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc., one of the first uses of acrylic PSA tapes in the automotive market came about in the 1960s as a solution for replacing mechanical fasteners to attach vehicle trim, thus improving corrosion resistance.*