LORD Corporation

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Service Work Trucks

LORD structural adhesives are proven to bond truck bodies during manufacturing, rather than welding or fastening, which reduces labor costs and cycle time. Our adhesives increase throughput; reduce material costs and weight; and improve strength.

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Service Truck Applications

Structural adhesives eliminate the need for mechanical fasteners, welding and rivets on service work trucks. Our adhesives are used on a variety of vehicles like, emergency (ambulances and fire trucks) vehicles, boom trucks, box trucks, utility trucks and final mile delivery trucks. Watch the video to see where some of our adhesives are used today. 

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Service Truck Webinar On Demand

Watch our on demand webinar and you’ll learn how structural adhesives hold up to various service truck applications, as well as how they can be used to increase design flexibility, product strength and long-term durability while decreasing overall manufacturing time and costs.


Sidewall Bonding

Smooth sidewalls are quickly becoming the standard expected by all customers in the work truck industry. Whether you are offering a smooth-sided wall for the first time or looking to reduce production costs required by other bonding methods, we have the perfect structural bonding solutions for you.

Door Closures

Door closures can be one of the most challenging features for manufacturing quality and aesthetics. Luckily, we have the proficiency to help reduce or replace welding frames thus creating a more cost effective and aesthetically pleasing final product.

Panel Bonding

Since the first development of composite panels for sidewalls, we have been here developing structural bonding solutions for the transportation industry and gaining application expertise. Our truck and trailer adhesives can join the panels without unsightly mechanical fasteners and rivets.

Bonded HVAC Units

Designing high-efficiency HVAC units and attaching them to your service vehicle can be a challenge. We offer a unique line of adhesives designed to transfer heat through the bonded joints.

Roof Bonding

Improper bonding and sealing of a roof can be one of the most costly warranty items for any manufacturer. Whether you are looking for a solution to replace mechanical fasteners or a faster adhesive to drop into your existing production process, we provide proven structural bonding adhesives designed to seal it right the first time.

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Metal Bonding

Good welders are hard to find and even harder to keep – a challenge faced by manufacturers. Eliminate welds and rivets in your vehicle designs with LORD truck and trailer adhesives created to bond metals commonly used in the transportation industry. Our adhesives provide protection against galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals.

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Plastic Bonding

We provide a unique set of metal bonding adhesives for service trucks which can cross bond to plastics. Our structural bonding adhesives feature high elongation to accommodate the thermal expansion challenges of incorporating plastics into your designs. We have a full line of plastic bonding adhesives to accommodate you.

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Rivet & Weld Reduction

Adhesives designed for the service work truck industry to bond metal can reduce uneven stress distribution caused by mechanical fasteners and eliminate the scarring from welding with no loss of temper. Let us help you reduce or eliminate rivets, mechanical fasteners, or replace welding. 

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Seam Sealing

You get what you pay for. Many companies offer seam sealing options but trust us to provide you a unique solution to your manufacturing needs. The value of low cost product does not exist if the warranty costs of leaks eat away at your profit. Allow us to show you solutions for your seam sealing needs with our long-lasting product. 

View Structural Adhesives for Service Work Trucks

Compare several structural adhesives to find the one that best fits your service truck application. If you're not sure which adhesive would work for you, talk to one of our adhesive experts and they can help you select the right adhesive. 

Feats of Engineering Part 2: Transportation Case Studies
Learn how one truck manufacturer used next-generation acrylic adhesives to replace welding on his truck beds.
Fewer Warranty Claims with Adhesives
A major manufacturer who produces freight trucks and moving vans discovered that 80 percent of the company’s warranty claims were related to water leaks around rivets.


See where adhesives are used on service work trucks and which adhesives are recommended depending on the application.
Acrylic adhesives offer the advantages of increased cost efficiencies, better aesthetics and improved impact resistance. They are ideal for applications in several manufacturing and fabricating segments including commercial vehicles.

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