Automotive Adhesive: Rubber to Metal Solutions

Automotive Adhesive

Laminating to metal is a common process for automotive OEMs that is often fraught with many challenges. Automotive adhesive rubber to metal solutions must provide uniformity under pressure, prevent outgassing, and cure correctly. If a B-stage adhesive is over-cured, it will not reactivate, and under-curing causes problems when stacking or in coil stock.

Automotive Adhesive Rubber to Metal Applications

Bonding rubber to metal provides many benefits for a wide range of automotive applications and can be found in many processes. Some of the most common rubber to metal bonding applications include:

  • Seals and gaskets
  • Pump cavities
  • Industrial Tank lining
  • Turbocharger hoses
  • Bridge bearings
  • Pipe lining
  • Wheels
  • Anti-vibration systems
  • Valves and diaphragms
  • Doors, hoods, wheel wells
  • Actuators
  • Seating
  • Exterior products

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Benefits of Bonding Rubber to Metal for Automotive Applications

Bonding rubber to metal in these automotive applications provides many benefits to the industry, such as:

  • Noise reduction
  • Isolate and reduce vibration
  • Reduce shock
  • Sealing for gases, solids, or liquids

Laminating adhesive to metal bonding for the automotive industry provides these benefits in the demanding environments vehicles are exposed to. Bonding to metal requires reliable adhesion in the presence of extreme environmental conditions such as temperature fluctuations, chemical exposure, fatigue, and dynamic stresses. Various products for compound types and molding techniques such as injection molding, post-vulcanization, and compression are required for the rubber to metal bonding industry.

Industrial adhesives for the rubber bonding industry are required to meet the many demanding application requirements to provide versatility with ultimate performance.

uniBOND By UNICHEM Provides Automotive Adhesive Solutions

Universal Chemicals and Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, offers industrial adhesive solutions for the automotive industry with uniBOND industrial adhesive, available in various formulations for laminating rubber to metal, fiber composites, bonding vinyl, polyethylene, polypropylene, and more formulations. We offer custom engineered formulations to meet your exact process application needs.

We offer solutions for technical applications, including firm bonding with metal and various plastics, high-temperature resistance, antifriction and nonstick systems. With more than 50 years of experience, we provide our customers with adhesive solutions for challenging bonding applications to improve their process and product quality. As is evidenced in this case study for a tier 1 automotive supplier, we improved their adhesion process with a custom formulation of uniBOND that eliminated their 20% scrap rate and provided many additional benefits.

UNICHEM provides solutions for rubber to metal bonding, plastic to metal bonding, and many laminating applications utilized by the automotive industry. Whether bonding polycarbonate (PC), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), UNICHEM has a solution within industrial adhesive that meets your process and product needs for long-lasting adhesion. We ensure full compliance with all environmental regulations and offer various formulations with single-stage and B-stage industrial adhesives.

UNICHEM offers automotive adhesive rubber to metal and other adhesion solutions customized to meet your process needs. Our industrial adhesive solutions improve process efficiency and product quality to reduce scrap and improve on-time delivery. Contact us to speak with an engineer about improving your adhesive process with uniBOND customized to meet your specific requirements.