On this new application, a solvent adhesive was to be used on the boiler’s inner and outer cases.
Whilst the adhesive had an unknown curing time and presented health and safety issues due to its solvent content, its use would also incur significant capital outlay to set up extraction facilities in the factory.
Any alternative solution would need to perform well with powder-coated materials, whilst withstanding vibrations and temperatures as high as 120°C in operation.
tesa Assessment and Proposal
tesa’s customer team, applying the principles embodied in its tesacohesion philosophy, considered the process as a whole and engaged with the customer in an assessment of 12mm tesa® ACXplus 7076 as an alternative to the solvent adhesive.
tesa® ACXplus 7076 consists of a high-performance acrylic system and due to its unique components it combines very good temperature resistance with outstanding cold shock resistance up to -40°C. Its viscoelastic, foamed core compensates for the different thermal elongation of bonded parts.