In the ever-evolving world of transportation, one thing remains constant: the need for reliable, durable, and innovative solutions to meet the unique challenges of this industry. Saint-Gobain, a renowned leader in the automotive and transportation markets, understands these challenges and has been providing attachment and sealing tapes that cater specifically to the needs of transportation vehicle applications for over 50 years. From buses to ambulances, Saint-Gobain’s range of attachment and sealing tapes has become an indispensable component in the manufacturing of various transportation vehicles.
Attachment Tapes: The Glue that Holds It All Together
In the world of transportation, strong bonds are everything. Saint-Gobain’s attachment tapes, including Polyurethane Foam Attachment Tape and Acrylic Foam Attachment Tape, play a pivotal role in bonding wall skin panels, roof bows, trims, moldings, and emblems. These tapes offer several benefits that set them apart from traditional fastening methods like screws and rivets:
- Immediate Bond Strength: Thanks to their pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, Saint-Gobain’s attachment tapes provide immediate bond strength. This not only speeds up assembly but also reduces handling time.
- Durable Foam Core: The foam core of these tapes enables the even distribution of stress across the entire bond line. This ensures longevity and durability, essential qualities in the transportation industry.
- Fit and Form: Saint-Gobain’s attachment tapes are known for their ease of application, reducing clean-up time and making assembly faster and more efficient.
Norbond PUR Tapes offer reliability and NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) benefits, while the discrete black color helps them blend seamlessly into the sight-line, providing a pleasing visual aesthetic. On the other hand, Norbond Acrylic Tapes are designed for applications that require higher elongation capability due to thermal expansion and high differential movement.
Here’s a closer look at some of the standout products in this range:
- Norbond V2800: This black polyurethane foam tape offers high conformability and secure long-term bonding performance. It’s ideal for emblem attachment, roof bow attachment, and general bonding applications.
- Norbond A7600: Featuring a grey acrylic foam core, this tape is designed for interior and exterior trailer skin bonding, providing quick-stick characteristics and high adhesion capability.
- Norbond A7450 (white) and A7350 (grey): These acrylic foam core tapes offer high ultimate peel and tensile adhesion performance, making them suitable for applications with elevated stresses.
Sealing Tapes: The Ultimate Barrier
Sealing is a critical aspect of transportation vehicle manufacturing, especially when it comes to keeping out water, dirt, and air. Saint-Gobain’s sealing tapes, including PVC Foam Tape and PUR Foam Tape, provide a robust solution to meet these requirements. These tapes offer various features that make them indispensable in the transportation industry:
- Swirl-Free Properties: Saint-Gobain’s sealing tapes are designed to maintain their integrity even under extreme conditions, ensuring a swirl-free application.
- Wide Range of Firmness Options: These tapes come in different firmness levels, allowing manufacturers to choose the one that best suits their specific needs.
- Aggressive Adhesive: The aggressive adhesive of Saint-Gobain’s sealing tapes ensures quick and precise application, sealing out air, dust, and moisture effectively.
Here’s a closer look at some key products in this range:
- Norseal 2520 Series: A soft foam tape designed for sealing thin gauge materials and larger gaps, minimizing distortion and fastener requirements.
- Norseal 4030 Series: This medium firmness foam tape is perfect for side lap seams and accommodates fasteners without distorting the foam.
- Norseal 5040 Series: A firm high-density foam tape with abrasion-resistant properties, making it the go-to choice for sealing thicker panel seams with larger fasteners.
In the world of transportation, every detail matters, and the choice of tapes for attachment and sealing is no exception. Saint-Gobain’s Norbond Bonding Tapes and Norseal Sealing Tapes have proven their worth over decades, helping manufacturers in the transportation industry create vehicles that are not only reliable and durable but also cost-effective and visually pleasing. With a focus on innovation, Saint-Gobain continues to be a trusted partner in the transportation sector, providing solutions that meet the unique challenges of this ever-evolving industry.
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