STRONGMAN CHEMICALS drives innovation. High-performance automotive sealant products and solutions for the most diverse bonding applications are our strength. Innovation in products and processes, superior bond strength, technical expertise, fast response and versatility are why leading manufacturers choose us.
Bonding without using mechanical fasteners or welding has enabled manufacturers to lower costs and complexity in their manufacturing processes, while at the same time, improving form and functionality of end products.
In transportation, lightweight design is a crucial usability and cost factor. Conventional bonding processes, such as welding, punching, riveting and folding are reaching their limits. Today, the world’s vehicle manufacturers are eliminating steel and replacing it with fiber and aluminum. This does a couple things. First, the material is stronger, which helps to maintain safety in terms of head, side or back collisions. And, it also allows for a lower center of gravity, which helps in slippery and rollover conditions.
Adhesives seal joints against contaminants and corrosion. These bonds remain flexible throughout their lives, creating joints that are many times more resistant to fatigue than traditional fasteners. The engineering advantages are: avoiding stress concentrations, providing smooth contours, and lower cost. For interior trim, they bond dissimilar substrates, are flexible, offer noise dampening, and adhere to a variety of materials. For vehicle manufacturers, adhesives also offer weight reduction, an important characteristic needed to improve performance. Other advantages include: quality, processing speed, capital and labor savings, safety, reduction of manufacturing floor space requirements, and the ability to adhere to new materials that offer automakers cost or performance improvements.