Performance Factors for Large Surface Lamination Assemblies

The 3M technologies shown below are commonly used in large surface bonding applications. Use this list as a relative comparison of product performance.

  • + = Good ++ = Better +++ = Best

person with spray adhesive for laminate surface

Large Surface Lamination

Learn how 3M adhesives can improve the durability of your products with greater surface-to-surface strength. 

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Position parts, bond curves, and join large areas efficiently

Overcome the design and strength constraints posed by mechanical fasteners. Rigid nuts and bolts concentrate stress to a single point, leading to joint fatigue and accelerating the effects of peel and shear stresses. 3M's industrial adhesives and tapes increase surface-to-surface contact, dispersing stress over an entire area for a stronger, more durable bond. Applied between surfaces, the adhesive's invisible joints deliver a smooth, seamless finish that elevates your product designs. 

Designed to make laminate assemblies fast and convenient, here's how 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes can streamline your process:

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Design challenges associated with large surface lamination

  • Peel and Cleavage stress in adhesive joint
  • Speed and efficiency

    Available in aerosol spray, cylinder, and even tape formats, these adhesives will optimise your laminate assembly process. Conveniently apply the adhesive manually or with the help of an applicator.

  • Comparison image between adhesives and screws to bond sheet metals
  • Aesthetics with low read-through

    Reduce unsightly punctures, marks and distortions on adhered surfaces with 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes. Featuring low-sag properties, these bonding solutions enable better precision with their ability to reposition parts after application. 

Design confidently with the trusted solution

Streamline your processes and achieve greater cost-efficiency with adhesives and tapes that deliver reliable bonding for any design. Contact our experts to tailor a solution for your assembly needs. 

Performance factors for large surface lamination

Bonding and assembly solutions with the features below are best suited for strong, lasting bonds in large surface lamination:

  • Shear and peel strength
  • Temperature and solvent resistance
  • Favourable aesthetics with low-read-through
  • Speed and convenience in application
  • Fast rate of strength build
  • Flexible when dry, not stiff

3M adhesives deliver quick, efficient bonding and excellent aesthetics for large surface lamination applications. Explore the range below:

Good = + Better = ++ Best = +++



Aesthetics and read through Aesthetics and read through
Application Speed and Convenience Application Speed and Convenience
Shear and Peel Strength Shear and Peel Strength

Suitable for manufacturing

Manual, with applicator
+ + +

Hold over 1,000 psi in overlap
shear strength
+ + +

Suitable for transportation and
construction applications
+ +

Aerosols, cylinders, and bulk

Overlap shear strength
approximately 500 psi

* Adhesive performance is dependent on cure temperature and size of assembly.

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