Structural adhesive

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Strong, durable adhesives that are used for adhering mechanical and structural parts. Structural adhesives typically exhibit excellent outdoor weathering and can withstand heavy stresses. Examples of these adhesives are:

- Epoxies : high strength, good temperature and solvent resistance

- Polyurethanes : flexible, resistant to shock and fatigue

- Acrylic adhesives : bonds to many surfaces, cures quickly, durable

- Cyanoacrylates : bond quickly, limited temperature and moisture resistance

- Silicone adhesive : flexible, good outdoor weathering, good sealing properties

Synonyms and Related Terms

structural adhesives; adhesivo estructural (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "adhesive" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed February 12, 2002].
  • Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977