6.5 Hybrid Adhesives

Hybrid adhesives are a unique category of structural bonders that have been developed to significantly expand the capabilities of traditional adhesives, offer new solutions and meet new application requirements. Hybrids are 2C adhesives that combine different adhesive technologies, leveraging the best attributes of the two. These powerful combinations provide improved performance on a variety of substrates and the versatility to solve a wide range of bonding challenges.

Figure 184 What is a hybrid? How does a hybrid adhesive combine attributes from instant and structural bonders?
What is a hybrid?
Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
  • 1C
  • Fast cure
  • High performance on plastics
  • Safe to handle
Hybrid Adhesive
  • Fast cure through high gap
  • Universal adhesion
  • Very good structural and environmental durability
  • Safe to handle
Structural Adhesive
  • High gap fill
  • Structural performance
  • Environmental durability
  • High performance on metals

6.5.1 CA-Epoxy Hybrid General Applications

  • Electrical and optical goods
  • Loudspeakers
  • E-motors
  • Gasket bonding and retaining (compound for plastic to metal)
  • Lighting
  • Durable goods
  • Logo/label bonding, plastic/rubber-trim bonding, ID tags
  • Sign bonding
  • Sports equipment (especially with water exposure)

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