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A Faster Greener

Structural adhesive for composite applications.

Easy to Use

Less surface preparation required, Immediate grab, Fast curing, horizontal and vertical applications

Structural Performance

Bonds hybrid materials
Reliable strength

A Greener Adhesive

Low VOC, low odour, no respirator required

Total Control

Controlled dispensing with the 3M EPX system. Controlled viscosity and positioning

3M Scotch-Weld 7271 : A New Unique Faster and Greener Structural Adhesive for Composite Applications

3M has been listening to end-user requirements in the Marine, Transportation and Construction markets for a more environmental-friendly, greener adhesive. An adhesive that operators can use extensively the whole day through. In addition to its low odour and low VOC features, 3M Scotch-Weld 7271 structural adhesive offers enhanced productivity. It is a fast setting and fast curing adhesive with a controlled viscosity enabling both horizontal and vertical applications.


Easy to use with the 3M Scotch-Weld EPX system. The adhesive is dispensed from a cartridge by a manual or pneumatic applicator. The nozzle attached to the cartridge mixes both components of adhesive in the correct mix ratio without any manual handling. Less waste and much cleaner than mixing adhesives manually.

  • structural performance
  • immediate grab
  • fast curing
  • high gap filling
  • low VOC emission
  • low odour
  • bonds hybrid materials (eg GRP on aluminium)
  • less surface preparation needed
  • controlled viscosity resulting in non-sag properties enabling vertical and overhead applications.

3M Scotch-Weld 7271 structural adhesive will bond to aluminium, stainless steel, GRP (glass reinforced plastics), epoxy-based resins and many more for the following applications:

  • Wall panels, Ceiling panels, Safety panels, Acoustic panels, Bumper mounts, Seating, Canopies
  • Fuel & storage tanks, Door panels, Insulation retention, Light clusters
  • Bins, Handles, Refrigeration units, Displays & signs, Bathroom fittings, Storage cabinets, and many more.

Video demonstrations

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Technical Datasheets

Download our 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Structural Adhesive 7271 B/A Technical Datasheet (pdf, 123 kb)


The bigHead company has over 40 years of experience manufacturing and designing innovative steel fasteners to respond to end-user needs in markets as diverse as marine, rail, automotive, construction, furniture.

bigHead offers a range of 400 standard fasteners as well as customized fasteners. Their technical support is very strong with the following services

  • Technical design, drawings and CAD models
  • Full control of all manufacturing processes
  • In-house testing, research and development
  • Tensile and torque test data available
  • Initial sample inspection reports (ISIR’s).

bigHead fasteners are high strength, high quality easy-to-use fixing systems which can be embedded into the material or bonded with an adhesive.

Some Big Head applications

Attaching a bigHead to a Climbing Wall (pdf, 371kb)

Using a bigHead in the Marine Industry (pdf, 327kb)

Using a bigHead in the Marine Industry – Sunseeker panels (pdf, 327kb)

Using a bigHead on a composite panel (pdf, 2.2mb)

Using a bigHead on a Composite Truck Panel (pdf, 270kb)

3M Scotch-Weld 7271 structural adhesive is recommended to bond bigHead fasteners to GRP and other composite materials.

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To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements please contact us



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