Tokyo, Japan – The Yokohama Rubber Company has developed a two-component polyurethane adhesive that it claims has high strength and elasticity.
Although designed for automotive applications, it should also be useful for electronic devices exposed to harsh heat cycles, the company claims.
Structural adhesives are increasingly important in the automotive sector because of the growing use of multi-material structures. These often combine steel with lightweight materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics. It is difficult to join such diverse materials with conventional welding.