Automotive Adhesives & Sealants

Specialty

Specialty Engineered Products

At Sunstar, we provide the advanced engineering automotive manufacturers trust for the performance and integrity of their vehicles. That advanced engineering has produced a line of specialty products developed to address distinct manufacturing needs.

Formed‐in‐Place Foamed Gasket (FIPFG)

Sunstar offers multiple one‐component gasket formulations to meet specific needs. Our one‐ component liquid foam gasket technology provides a fast and cost‐effective gasket solution. Our proprietary mechanical foaming machine (FOAMPLY) produces a mechanically foamed gasket for a high‐quality, precise gasket application with low scrap and low labor requirements.

Distinct Benefits

  • Efficient, low‐temperature curing. Sunstar’s proprietary technology promotes fast curing at 80°C, substantially reducing gasket processing time over conventional methods.
  • Outstanding sealing performance. Sunstar’s proprietary mechanical foaming system (FOAMPLY) facilitates application of a uniform closed‐cell gasket. The system provides tight, repeatable dimensions. The resulting gasket delivers excellent water, air, and dust sealing performance.
  • A wide range of solutions. In addition to our standard products, we offer a wide range of specialty form‐in‐place foamed gasket products including heat‐resistant, slow‐ burning, adhesive, and plasticizer‐free products.

Production process

Applicable substrates

✓ Full adhesion / – Not recommended

Metal

SPCC High tensile steel Galvanized steel sheet Aluminum

Plastic

PC CFRP PC/ABS PC/PET PP ABS PA/PPE PVC PBT

Others

Painted metal Electro deposited metal Glass Electronic parts

Curing method

1K moisture cure 2K
 ✓ –

Heat curing

 1K, low temparature 1K, normarl temparature
  –

Application parts

Air duct
Rear combination lamp
Door latch
Door module
Pail
  • Air filter unit
  • Door speaker
  • ECU/Relay-BOX
  • Maintenance lid cover
  • Rear gate cover
  • Weatherstrip
  • Cockpit module
  • Dush board unit
  • Fuse box cover
  • Outer pillar cover
  • Side part of dash panel

Underfill Material

Our exclusive Underfill Material solutions significantly improve the durability and reliability of automotive electronic components by protecting their soldered connections from common thermal stresses and vibrations.

Distinct Benefits

  • Improved heat cycling property. Epoxy resin with dispersed silicone cross‐linked particles is used to absorb strains between the circuit board and the device. It suppresses solder cracks due to heat cycling.
  • High electrical insulation property. Thanks to its high heat resistance and low moisture absorption design, our Underfill Material provides excellent electrical insulation property even in high temperature and high humidity conditions.
  • Superior permeability. Our Underfill Material is engineered to have low‐viscosity properties when heated, providing exceptional permeability, which is ideal for narrow gap parts.

Production process

Applicable substrates

✓ Full adhesion / – Not recommended

Metal

SPCCHigh tensile steelGalvanized steel sheetAluminum

Plastic

PCCFRPPC/ABSPC/PETPPABSPA/PPEPVCPBT

Others

Painted metalElectro deposited metalGlassElectronic parts

Curing method

Room temperature

Moisture2K

Heat curing

LowStandard

Application parts

  • Onboard Camera/Sensor
  • ECU (Electronic Control Unit)
  • Digital cockpit

Liquid‐applied, UV‐curable Masking Material

Sunstar offers an ultra‐efficient automated masking method that replaces labor‐intensive hand taping. Our liquid‐applied, UV‐cured masking material produces excellent masking precision while reducing application and removal process time. The UV curing process, which can be completed as applied, is nearly instantaneous. The UV cure technology uses less energy through the cure process compared to thermal curing systems – less energy consumption makes a reduced impact to the environment. Along with the less energy, the UV cure process requires a smaller footprint to operate.

Distinct Benefits

  • Cures in seconds. Since it’s a UV‐cured material, the time loss associated with traditional curing is eliminated. A UV light can be positioned to chase the robotic applicator, curing the material as applied, or a simple stationary clamshell UV station can quickly irradiate the material. Either way, curing takes less than three seconds.
    Thin application. Excellent strength. Application thickness is less than 300 microns and adheres to a wide variety of substrates. The material withstands the high heat of the OEM paint line environment—up to 190‐degrees Celsius—and presents tremendous cohesive strength.
  • Clean edge lines. The applicator provides a thin ribbon with sharp, clean edge lines for a consistent, precise paint line.
  • No residue. This advanced masking material is easily removed and leaves no residue behind.
  • Green. UV cure does not use solvents, and it releases zero VOCs.

Production process

Applicable substrates

✓ Full adhesion / – Not recommended

Metal

SPCCHigh tensile steelGalvanized steel sheetAluminum

Plastic

PCCFRPPC/ABSPC/PETPPABSPA/PPEPVCPBT
  ✓

Others

Painted metalElectro deposited metalGlassElectronic parts

Curing method

Room temperature

Moisture2K

✓ UV

Heat curing

LowStandard

Application parts

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