Adhesives also enjoy great popularity in mechanical engineering and plant construction, although manufacturers so far have often counted on traditional joining technologies such as screwing, riveting, or welding. Adhesives open up new design possibilities, save weight and therefore energy, and withstand various stress types. A wide range of adhesives is available, ranging from one- and two-component epoxy resins to methacrylates and polyurethanes. Application areas include bonding of e-motors, bonding of banister elements, securing of screws, and many more.
Both an adhesive-friendly design and the nature of the component surface are important for a join’s bond strength and long-term resistance. DELO offers a multitude of surface pretreatment methods. These prepare disparate materials for bonding, such as metal, plastic, ceramic or difficult to bond materials.