Henkel’s Dual Cure Adhesive Takes ADAS Camera and LiDAR Module Bonding to the Next Level

Using a unique UV cationic thermal dual cure epoxy, Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218 offers an ideal solution for lens bonding in ADAS sensors.

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 9-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), a German chemical and consumer goods company, has introduced a new adhesive called Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218, specifically formulated for bonding applications in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) cameras and LiDAR modules in the automotive industry. The adhesive is a unique UV cationic thermal dual cure epoxy that is suitable for use in a variety of bonding applications, including attaching lens barrels to housing and lens housing to circuit boards. The development of ADAS technologies, which use high-resolution sensors and a broad database to support driver ability and enhance safety on the road, is playing a fundamental role in the evolution towards autonomous driving. As ADAS becomes more prevalent in the automotive industry and is increasingly viewed as a necessary safety feature, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are looking for efficient and reliable solutions that meet the demands of safety-critical applications. Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218 is Henkel’s contribution to this effort, offering a material that is optimized for use in ADAS sensors.

Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218 is a dispensable, 1-component dual cure non-conductive adhesive. Due to its high glass transition temperature (Tg), the interface is less stressed, offering excellent adhesion to PCB, various plastics (PBT, PPS) and aluminium substrates. It has a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), with a low and consistent cure shrinkage that minimises size change once cured. Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218 enables long-term robust and reliable performance throughout the entire lifetime of ADAS sensors. Its grey colour is also ideal for optical applications, as it ensures optimal blocking to prevent unintentional light penetration, providing additional quality assurance for the sensor.

Loctite Ablestik NCA 3218 has been created to meet global product safety standards and is CMR, SVHC, antimony free, and REACH compliant.

To get more detailed & technical information of active alignment adhesive application, please visit our whitepaper of active alignment adhesive site, Automotive ADAS Camera White Papers – Henkel Adhesives (henkel-adhesives.com).

LOCTITE® is a registered trademark of Henkel and/or its affiliates in the USA, Germany and elsewhere.

About Henkel
With its brands, innovations and technologies, Henkel holds leading market positions worldwide in the industrial and consumer businesses. The business unit Adhesive Technologies is global leader in the market of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With Consumer Brands, the company holds leading positions especially in hair care and laundry & home care in many markets and categories around the world. The company’s three strongest brands are Loctite, Persil and Schwarzkopf. In fiscal 2021, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 2.7 billion euros. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. Sustainability has a long tradition at Henkel, and the company has a clear sustainability strategy with concrete targets. Henkel was founded in 1876 and today employs a diverse team of more than 50,000 people worldwide – united by a strong corporate culture, shared values and a common purpose: “Pioneers at heart for the good of generations.” More information at www.henkel.com

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James Lee
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Henkel Adhesive Technologies
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SOURCE: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA


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