News Release: Avery Dennison Performance Tapes Issues Bonding Study with Woodbridge AutoBond™ Flexible Foams

Study categorizes performance of Avery Dennison Core Series™ Portfolio adhesives with Woodbridge AutoBond flexible foam products to identify the ideal adhesive application

PAINESVILLE, OHIO (November 16, 2020) – Avery Dennison Performance Tapes today released the second in a series of bonding studies that make it easier for converters to evaluate the performance of Avery Dennison Core Series™ Portfolio adhesive products with commonly used materials. This study focuses on Woodbridge AutoBond™ Flexible Foams. AutoBond can be found in auto applications such as acoustics, seating, interior and overhead systems.

The study was performed in collaboration with Woodbridge at the Avery Dennison Performance Tapes Painesville Innovation Center, an ISO 17025-certified facility that tests under real-world and extreme conditions with tight control of environmental conditions. The study evaluated Core Series Portfolio adhesives using two different laminating methods on Woodbridge AutoBond products. Samples were tested at 180° Peel Adhesion at 12 in/min.

The resulting study determined heat lamination is beneficial, and it classifies the performance of Core Series adhesives when used with Woodbridge AutoBond products. Using the study in conjunction with the Avery Dennison Core Series Product Selection Tool allows converters to evaluate bonding strength along with other application requirements to quickly select the right adhesive for the material and application.

“The purpose of the study is to use our technical expertise and testing facilities to simplify the process of choosing adhesives based on the specific characteristics of the Woodbridge AutoBond family of trim foams,” said Deanne Lewis, general industrial product manager at Avery Dennison Performance Tapes. “Adhesion to foam is impacted by factors such as adhesive mass, pressure, compression, lamination speed and temperature. Using this study, converters can specify and quote adhesives for Woodbridge AutoBond flexible foam products with greater speed and accuracy.”

The Woodbridge AutoBond family of trim foams can be used in a variety of processes and applications. The flexible foam products are manufactured using a continuous-pour method. 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.

“We’re happy to have collaborated with Avery Dennison on this bonding study, which will serve as a valuable resource for our customers,” said Ron Smolinski, manufacturing director - flexible foam & lamination. “Our product line of foams is designed to meet the most rigorous OEM durability specifications while still providing superior value to the company's customers.”

To view the Woodbridge AutoBond bonding study from Avery Dennison Performance Tapes, visit