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Hexcel to present latest film adhesive at Joining in Car Body Engineering 2017

Hexcel’s Andreas Gabor will describe how Hexcel has developed a new film adhesive designed for high volume hybrid structures.

27th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Stamford, CT

Transport/​Aerospace

With hybrid components becoming increasingly popular in vehicle lightweighting, engineers can now combine the best properties of each material in a single hybrid design. However, traditional bonding techniques for metal and FRP materials in such components have several limitations for high-volume production processes including extensive pre-treatment, time consuming process steps and galvanic isolation. As a result, an alternative joining concept that enables weight optimised complex components to be produced with improved mechanical properties is highly desirable...

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