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Structural adhesives

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Advancing design, process and performance.

Incorporate lightweight materials when designing and building products to improve product aesthetics and durability, and enhance your production process with structural adhesives. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesives offer an alternative to mechanical fasteners and provide a wide range of benefits for all stages of product development.

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Structural adhesive chemistries

  • Acrylic adhesives

    Two-part adhesives that offer great strength and design flexibility.

  • Epoxy adhesives

    Excellent durability and resistance to environmental extremes.

  • Urethane adhesives

    Ideal for creating strong, flexible bonds between dissimilar materials.

  • Polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives

    One-part products that combine the speed of hot melt adhesives with the structural benefits of moisture-curing chemistries.

  • Anaerobic adhesives

    Provide tight fits and seals in thread-locking, pipe-sealing and related applications.

  • Instant adhesives

    Achieve high performance and excellent adhesion quickly.

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Core benefits of structural adhesives

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    Provide a structural bond

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    Increase impact strength

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    Improve process efficiency

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    Allow for lightweighting

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    Enhance aesthetics

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    Reduce water intrusion

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    Enable design innovation

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    Decrease impact of noise and vibration

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Key markets

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  • Metalworking

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