For future-oriented automotive production



For future-oriented automotive production

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s this More adhesives than ever before will be used in automotive production in the future. Up to 15 liters of adhesives* on average are already being used in one of today’s passenger cars. Taking the road with every new car* that rolls off the assembly lines are up to 50 different adhesives. These quantities will continue to increase in the future.
*Source 3M, tesa

Double-sided adhesive tapes are playing an increasingly important role in bonding both two identical and two different materials with each other. This tape has properties that other types of connection, including rivets, welding and screws, can’t offer. In addition, adhesive tapes and foams reduce weight and can often be more easily and efficiently integrated into production processes. For example, adhesive foams not only have excellent sealing qualities but also reduce disturbing noise levels.

We specialize in developing and implementing a customized adhesive solution for every type of adhesive bonding requirement and application. Implementation draws from either existing products or from new developments generated in cooperation with the very best manufacturers in the adhesive industry.


As a pioneer in our field, we were one of the first companies to be certified according to the automotive industry’s IATF 16949 standard.

In addition, we obtained UL certification in 2003 to globally prepare our products and solutions for use in the electrical field. SCHARNAU is audited by independent UL inspectors every three months. This allows us to guarantee our customers active in the branch of automotive electrical and electronics systems the highest quality and sustainability in the processing of adhesive solutions in the electrical field.

From production and assembly specification through process optimization and delivery to the production line, all steps in our production processes are subject to our high-precision quality management. SCHARNAU manufactures intelligent and individual die-cut parts with continuous identification throughout the production process!

We’ve gained over 60 years of experience in adhesive tapes, over 30 years of expertise in adhesive-tape processing, and over 10 years of assembly-process competence – all primarily for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

You, too, can benefit from our experience in the application of an extensive variety of adhesive products and solutions! Our project-management, production and quality-management specialists look forward to hearing from you about your projects and challenges.
Of course, we can also fulfill your needs for standard adhesive-tape products. We have a very broad range of merchandise from different brand manufacturers.

SCHARNAU adhesive-tape solutions:

the very highest quality
» sustainable – consistent – reliable
SCHARNAU has decades of practical experience and competence with countless adhesive products and applications. We’re always thinking and acting one step ahead.

As Matthias Schach, managing partner, emphasizes: “Whether it’s the specification, production, process optimization, component or module assembly, or quality management, one thing remains the same: Our customers receive optimal support and individual solutions for their bonding requirements,” explains Matthias Schach, managing partner.

Process step


Unique selling point

Customer relations


Assistance for the specification of the adhesive tape for the customer’s component

Application experience:
Technical performance
Assembly process

Assistance with development includes:
Adhesive-tape components, components’
assembly process



Prefabrication of parts and components for modular systems

Delivered ready for further processing:
Process-optimized for automation and/or manual workstations

Process optimization

Optimization of bonding process

Application optimization::
Liner gripping ability
Fully automated application process

business relationships
Win-Win solutions for manufacturers, logistics companies, suppliers, customers


Component and module assembly

Over 30 years of competence

in adhesive-tape processing

Over 10 years of
assembly-process expertise

in Werneuchen, Germany,
with partners in the region as well as in Poland and the Czech Republic

Quality management

Certified according to
IATF 16949
ISO 9001 ISO 14001

Over 30 years of competence

in adhesive-tape processing

Over 10 years of
assembly-process expertise

Quality for
Zero-defect production
Proof of series-production capability

Process competence video

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