LORD® Structural Adhesives for Specialty Trucks and Trailers

Many truck and trailer manufacturers are making the switch to adhesives instead of traditional welding and fastening. Lowering fuel cost, wind drag, and weight has become an important component in manufacturing specialty vehicles. Several trial applications have been performed, and results have shown that the bond of structural adhesives are stronger and more reliable. LORD® offers a variety of acrylic, epoxy, and urethane structural adhesives. With help from an industry expert, Ellsworth Adhesives can assist you with product selection and implementing a new production process.

 

Eliminate Welds & Rivets

Eliminate Welds & Rivets

Decrease Weight

Decrease Weight

Save in Build Cost

Save in Build Cost

Increase Strength

Increase Strength

Increase Throughput

Increase Throughput

 

Let us help you make the switch!

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How You Will Save

  • Reduce leakage

  • Improve cycle times

  • Increase service life

  • Increase throughput

  • Reduce labor

  • Decrease gas consumption

  • Reduce weight

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Benefits of Adhesives

  • Improved aesthetics

  • Improved strength

  • Multiple cure speeds offered

  • Bond line control

  • Eliminate welds and rivets

  • Better for health and safety

  • Does not require primer or activators

 


 

Structural adhesives can be used to configure work truck equipment, trailer assembly, and aftermarket upfitting. Applications can range from panel bonding for trailers, installation of tool boxes in construction trucks, shelf hanging for delivery vehicles, plumbing equipment for firetrucks, to electrical components in utility vehicles.

 

Applications for Service Trucks

 

Applications for Service Trucks

 

  • 1. Sidewall and Panel Bonding
    Improve quality by eliminating corrosion and leaks

  • 2. Roof Bonding
    Accelerate assembly times

  • 3. Seam Sealing
    Prevent corrosion and cargo damage

  • 4. HVAC Units
    Bond and seal in one step

  • 5. Cab and Grill Bonding
    Improve aerodynamics and aesthetics

  • 6. Tailgate Bonding
    Increase strength and reduce weight

  • 7. Floor Bonding
    Improve vibration and corrosion resistance

  • 8. Door and Frame Closures
    Improve appearance, stability, and stiffness

 


 

Applications for Utility Trailers

Utility Trailer

 

  • 1. Sidewall Bonding
    Fiberglass reinforced plywood, aluminum, and galvanized

  • 2. Roof Bonding
    Fiberglass reinforced plywood, aluminum, galvanized and composites

  • 3. Front Panel Bonding
    Fiberglass reinforced plywood, aluminum, and galvanized

  • 4. Bonded HVAC Units
    Fiberglass reinforced plywood, aluminum, and galvanized

 

 

Products Description
LORD® Maxlok™ MX-T3 Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Short working time; medium viscosity.
LORD® Maxlok™ MX-T6 Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Medium working time; medium viscosity.
LORD® Maxlok™ MX-T18 Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Long working time; medium viscosity.
LORD® 403 Modified Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Short working time; high viscosity.
LORD® 406 Modified Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Medium working time; high viscosity.
LORD® 410 Modified Acrylic Adhesive Resin Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Long working time; high viscosity
LORD® 7555 A/C Urethane Sealant/Adhesive Seam sealing and bonding for direct-to-metal. Short working time; high viscosity
LORD® 7610DTM Urethane Sealant/Adhesive Seam sealing and bonding for direct-to-metal. Long working time.
LORD® 810-20GB Acrylic Adhesive Metal bonding for standard joint designs. Medium working time; medium viscosity.
LORD® 850 Acrylic Adhesive w/ Accelerator 25GB Metal bonding for improved fatigue and impact resistance. Medium working time; high viscosity.
LORD® 852 Acrylic Adhesive w/ Accelerator 25GB Metal bonding for improved fatigue and impact resistance. Long working time; high viscosity.

 


 

Looking for a LORD® event near you?

 

NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers)

Date: February 21-23, 2018

Location: Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX

Industry: Trailers

LORD® Booth Number: 522

Link to Register: http://www.natm.com/attend.html

 

The Work Truck Show

Date: March 5-9, 2018

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Industry: Service Work Trucks

LORD® Booth Number: 5950

Link to Register: https://www.compusystems.com/