Fluorosilicone is used in sealing many automotive and aerospace applications. With lightweighting of components so critical to fuel savings, many designs seek to integrate the fluorosilicone seal to the rigid thermoplastic. These designs make the component easier to assemble, sure fitting and lighter weight.
Lord Corp. offers new technologies in in-mold bonding (IMB) adhesives for overmolding of fluorosilicone rubber to a thermoplastic component. Mixing parts A and B of the adhesive and applying it to the thermoplastic component prepares the surface for bond formation. Overmolding a specially formulated fluorosilicone with added adhesion promoters provides optimal adhesive strength and is resistant to harsh environments.