The new “Loctite® Structural Adhesives and NVH Selector Guide” is designed to educate readers about the performance of structural adhesives in demanding, high-stress applications, as well as to communicate their ability to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness. Engineered to eliminate or greatly reduce fasteners and welds from an assembly, structural adhesives can provide superior bond strength, long life and dependability in a variety of bonding applications involving metals, plastics, composites, magnets, and dissimilar surfaces or substrates.

The brochure is divided into three sections: considerations for selecting a structural adhesive; chemistries and products, and a review of dispensing equipment. An in-depth tutorial is provided on adhesive joint design for stress reduction. The tutorial presents a performance and process overview in table format of the four main structural bonding technologies: epoxies, urethanes, two-part acrylics, and two-step acrylics. For each technology, the guide leads the reader through a question-and-answer process to determine the appropriate product for their application.

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