Low Surface Energy Substrate Bonding Adhesives


Chemically bonding untreated, low surface energy (LSE) substrates, like thermal plastic olefins (TPO), polypropylene, polyethylene, EPDM rubber, and others, presents a unique challenge. H.B. Fuller has a comprehensive line of structural bonding, elastomeric bonding, lamination, contact adhesives, and sealants to tackle these challenges. Adhesively bonding LSE substrates reduces manufacturing costs and improves esthetics compared with traditional fastener approaches. Eliminating the pretreatment processes commonly used for LSE bonding further reduces manufacturing costs and streamlines manufacturing. Our LSE bonding adhesives are used in the automotive, appliance, HVAC, transportation, marine, sporting goods, industrial assembly, panel manufacturing, lamination, and textile industries.

H.B. Fuller’s low surface energy bonding adhesives key advantages include:

  • An extensive platform of chemistries providing high-performance solutions for your most challenging LSE bonding applications
  • Eliminate LSE substrate surface pretreatments
  • Eliminate mechanical fasteners and associated longer assembly times
  • Solutions for structural bonding, elastomeric bonding, seam and gap sealing, lamination and bonding agents
  • Expertise to formulate products for special applications
  • A world-class team of sales, service and technical professionals to assist you with making the right adhesive choice

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