Bonding Study: Woodbridge AutoBond™ Flexible Foams

Quin Dams
Market Segment Manager, Building & Construction
IHM, Performance Tapes Europe, Avery Dennison

Quin is passionate about technical building applications since he designed and built his family home back in 2012. Professionally, Quin held several positions as Product Manager responsible for the product life cycle of many technical applications related to the building environment, namely in Adhesives, Lighting and Plastics. He joined Performance Tapes Europe as a market segment manager for tape applications in the construction and industrial markets where he teams up with customers and R&D to achieve tape solutions that improve the installation performance and sustainability of buildings and related products and processes.

Determining the correct adhesive when bonding to foam and felt may be challenging, especially when seeking to provide your customer an accurate quote quickly and accurately. To help you with the adhesive selection, and the technical requirements your customer may require, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has developed a series of adhesive technology bonding studies. These studies highlight the performance of our Core Series™ Portfolio adhesive products when combined with foams and felts from national manufacturers.

Bonding to Woodbridge AutoBond Flexible Foams

The Woodbridge AutoBond™ family of trim foams can be used in a variety of processes and applications.The product line of foams is designed to meet the most rigorous OEM durability specifications while still providing superior value to the company's customers. Woodbridge AutoBond flexible foam products are manufactured using a continuous-pour method. Combined with Woodbridge's chemical expertise and comprehensive process controls, Woodbridge offers consistent and high-quality foam properties for use in the marketplace.

AutoBond flexible foams, designed to meet most OEM automotive interiors specifications and requirements, are available in flat and round blocks, and in polyether and polyester foam grades. AutoBond is used in the following auto applications: seating systems, interior systems, acoustics and overhead systems.

Woodbridge AutoBond and Avery Dennison Adhesive Sample Preparation

Avery Dennison adhesive products were backed with a 2 mil PET film and trimmed to a one-inch width. Two sample sets were laminated to Woodbridge AutoBond foams.


Woodbridge AutoBond and Avery Dennison Adhesive Sample Testing

Foam bonding is affected by the foam's base polymer, thickness, and cell type. Adhesion to foam is impacted by factors such as: adhesive mass, pressure, compression, lamination speed and temperature. The five foams were tested at 180° Peel Adhesion at 12 in/min. It was determined by this study that heat lamination is beneficial.


To identify the Avery Dennison Core Series adhesive ideal for your application, please refer to the Core Series Product Selection Tool. Using the Core Series' simple four-step adhesive selection process, you will be able to find the product that best suits your needs. The Core Series Product Selection Tool is available at


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