Key Areas for Polyurethane Adhesives

In a recent blog post, we discussed the polyurethane adhesive industry as a whole, including the top polyurethane technology and region. Now, take a closer look at key areas for polyurethane adhesive use in certain markets.

Polyurethane Adhesive Use in Construction

Polyurethanes are used in a variety of construction applications. However, they see high usage in prefabricated homes in particular because of the following benefits:

  • Flexibility
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Fast cure time

Polyurethanes also offer thermal insulation capabilities, which make them useful for certain wall applications.

Polyurethane Adhesive Use in Packaging

Food packaging is one area in particular that uses polyurethane adhesives. This is because polyurethanes offer moisture barrier properties and UV and heat resistance in addition to being durable.

They also can be ideal for use in certain bookbinding applications. For example, polyurethanes offer:

  • Elasticity
  • Resistance to wide temperature ranges
  • Quick drying properties

Polyurethane Adhesive Use in Transportation

Polyurethane adhesives can also be used in a variety of transportation applications for cars, trucks and buses. The following properties make these adhesives a good choice in these markets:

  • Superior bonds in high stress areas
  • Good elongation properties
  • Ability to be used on numerous surfaces

Furthermore, polyurethane adhesives are easy to apply. This aids in production efficiencies, which are important to manufacturers.

Polyurethane Adhesive Use in Assembly Operations

Two leading areas for polyurethane use in the assembly market include filters and appliances. In particular, their ability to withstand high temperatures and moisture levels make them suitable for these areas. Additionally, polyurethanes are strong and durable, meaning they can withstand a range of application demands.

Smart Polyurethane Adhesives

Bostik’s polyurethanes are some of the strongest options on the market today. In particular, these adhesives offer:

  • High levels of flexibility
  • Good resistance to UV, adverse weather conditions and cracking

Additionally, these moisture-curing products are ideal for materials that have to be joined with differing elongation under loads and thermal coefficients of expansion.

For more information on why Bostik’s polyurethane adhesives are the smart option, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit http://www.bostik.com/us.

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