Canadian Consulting Engineer

3M™ Next Generation Structural Acrylic Adhesives Make Designing the Impossible Possible

August 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (July 16, 2015) – Manufacturing and design engineers thrive on producing new and innovative products, and rely on an efficient process to get them there. Now, there are structural adhesives available to take that process to the next level. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesive DP8425NS and 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Acrylic Adhesive DP8825NS offer a faster cure time and expand process work time up to 25 minutes. The unique kinetics of the reaction accelerates the cure, reaching handling strength in 45 minutes and structural strength (1000PSI) in 50 minutes, which means less clamp time. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesives encourage manufacturing and design professionals to improve their processes and create projects that would otherwise be difficult to do with mechanical fasteners.

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesives allow manufacturing engineers to greatly improve the efficiency of the assembly process. Industry professionals can now make larger assemblies that were once thought of as impossible because they won’t have to worry about switching out mixing nozzles or deal with the difficult cleanup of a cured adhesive. Instead, they can concentrate on what they do best – produce one-of-a-kind projects.

“At 3M, we develop products that allow manufacturing engineers and design professionals to construct in ways that were never before possible,” said Mark DeLaForest, 3M Marketing Manager – Structural Adhesives. “With the expanded process time and improved performance of 3M Next Generation Acrylic Adhesives, we want to encourage those in the industry to produce beyond the limits of prior constraints.”

In addition to the extended process work time and fast cure time, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesives offer an 18-month shelf life and a higher impact of resistance compared to conventional acrylic adhesives. Additionally, in order to improve workers’ environment and health, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesives are available in a low odor and non-flammable formula.

3M creates products that change lives. The launch of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Acrylic Adhesive DP8425NS and 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Acrylic Adhesive DP8825NS provides an opportunity for manufacturing engineers and design professionals in a broad range of industries including emergency transportation, electric sign manufacturing, satellite navigation, architecture and more to open up their design process and create more than they ever thought they could.

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