Permabond manufactures a variety of specialty vehicle adhesives and sealants. Whether you are puttering in a golf cart or kicking up dust on a dirt bike, it is likely Permabond had a hand in manufacturing your ride. Permabond’s diverse line of products provides solutions for bonding and sealing substrates found on the exterior of vehicles, under the hood, and in the interior.
There are many reasons to choose adhesives over mechanical fasteners when manufacturing specialty vehicles. Adhesives, as opposed to fasteners, provide increased strength, weight reduction, reduced costs, and increased stress distribution. Moreover, they help ensure an improved manufacturing process, increased vibration resistance, corrosion prevention, and the ability to design with a wider choice of substrate materials. It’s really therefore a no-brainer to choose adhesives over fasteners in this field.
Typical applications for adhesives in this industry:
Form in Place Gasketing
Bonding Noise Reduction Materials in Cabin
And many more!
Below we list some key specialty vehicle manufacturing functions that adhesives can help with.
Many plastics used in this industry are difficult to bond with standard adhesives. Permabond TA4610, on the other hand, forms strong bonds to polypropylene and polyethylene.
Threadlocking anaerobic adhesives and sealants lock screws, nuts, bolts, and studs against loosening. Furthermore, they lubricate to ease assembly, prevent corrosion, seal as well as lock, and provide controlled off torque with varying strengths to meet removable and permanent requirements. Threadlockers are also more cost-effective than mechanical locking devices.
Threadsealing anaerobic adhesive sealants cure to a durable seal that will not shred, creep, or relax over time. Grades are available for water, gas, air, and hydraulic systems.
Anaerobic retaining compounds augment slip fits, prevent corrosion, provide 100% unitizing contact to reduce machine tolerances, as well as allowing for 5 times greater load-carrying capacity.
Anaerobic adhesive form-in-place gaskets replace traditional cork, wood, rubber, paper, and silicone gaskets. What’s more, they don’t become brittle or shrink over time, are easy to dismantle with normal tools, and even seal rough surfaces without shimming.
Structural bonding of brackets, housings, and other structural components is readily achieved with epoxy or structural acrylic adhesive. This results in strong, durable bonds that distribute stress throughout the bond area, avoiding fatigue at fastener sites.