Structural Bonding - Silicones
Silicone adhesives are selected mainly for their capability to elastically absorb and/or compensate dynamic stresses, in addition to the load transmission properties of the adhesive assembly. Besides their elastic properties, many elastic adhesives from Henkel exhibit a high inherent strength (cohesion) and a relatively high modulus, achieving friction-locked joints which, at the same time, have elastic properties.
Advantages and Considerations
- Simplifies construction by increasing strength/rigidity to withstand dynamic loads
- Prevents material fatigue and failure by achieving uniform transmission of the load (stress distribution) and by maintaining the structural integrity (no thermal or mechanical weakening of parts)
- Saves production costs by replacing conventional mechanical fasteners (screws, rivets or welding)
- Allows the most varied substrate combinations, e.g. metal/plastics, metal/glass, metal/wood etc.
- Reduces and/or compensates stress caused by differential thermal expansion of joint substrates