Revolutionising automotive assembly 26 October 2023

TECHSiL are driving innovation in the automotive industry with a cutting-edge range of hot melt adhesive solutions manufactured by its long-term partner Power Adhesives. These adhesive technologies offer a myriad of advantages that can streamline manufacturing processes, making automotive assembly faster, more efficient, and cost-effective.

Why choose hot melt?

One of the primary reasons automotive manufacturers are taking up hot melt adhesives in automotive production is the speed at which it forms a strong bond. When hot melt is applied and compressed, it instantly creates a secure connection, eliminating the need for time-consuming clamping or secondary fixings, leading to substantial time and labour savings in the production line.

Products to consider

Addressing the challenges of working with difficult substrates, high-temperature environments, and chemical resistance is crucial in the automotive industry. TECHSiL offers a range of advanced adhesive solutions tailored to meet these demands:

  • Tecbond 7785: Tecbond 7785is a high-performance polyamide adhesive crafted for precise product assembly and packaging applications. TECHSiL states the adhesive is trusted by numerous leading car manufacturers and plays a pivotal role not only in constructing essential components like oil and air filters but also in safeguarding the integrity of the vehicle's delicate electronic parts. Its unique properties ensure a robust bond, even under challenging conditions, making it a viable choice in the automotive sector.
  • Tecbond 267W: Tecbond 267Wstands as a specialised, white, polymer-based hot melt adhesive formulated to form resilient chemical bonds with polyolefin plastics. The adhesive plays a critical role in bonding essential components like crash helmets, sun visors, automotive trim, and white goods. With high bonding strength and durability, the adhesive excels in demanding automotive environments, contributing to the safety and quality of various vehicle components.
  • Tecbond 246: Tecbond 246is a tailor-made hot melt adhesive designed for use with Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) systems. This adhesive is applied to a dent-pulling tab, creating a secure bond. After a brief curing period of 5 to 10 minutes, the mechanism is primed to gently and effectively restore the panel to its original shape. Tecbond 246 is available in either clear or black.

“Quality is our top priority. Tecbond hot melt adhesive products are engineered with precision, ensuring exceptional performance and durability. They are designed to withstand the rigors of the automotive industry, including extreme temperatures, vibrations, and exposure to various fluids – consistently meeting or exceeding the demanding quality standards of the automotive industry,” comments TECHSiL.

“Together, Power Adhesives and TECHSiL form a dynamic partnership that empowers automotive manufacturing endeavours. Whether it's assembling critical components, ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers, or restoring a vehicle's pristine appearance, this hot melt automotive range empowers the industry to excel in every aspect of vehicle production and maintenance.”  

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