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Substrates and Adhesion – What’s The Best Combination?

There are many things to consider when selecting your substrate. The composition, metals (which contain a layer of oxides and gases), or non-mentals (which contain moisture and additives). In this blog, we’ll be covering different types of substrates and their individual properties to help you make an informed decision. Powder Coated Metals                    …
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What Are Cyanoacrylate Adhesives?

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are more commonly known as super glues/instant glues. They are single component, solvent free products which cure quickly when confined between two surfaces at room temperature. Advantages …

What Are Anaerobic Adhesives?

Anaerobic adhesives are single component materials which cure in the absence of oxygen and in the presence of metal ions (iron or steel). If the adhesive is in contact with the air, the adhesives will not cure. When the adhesive becomes completed deprived of oxygen, the curing…

What Are Epoxy Adhesives?

Epoxies are also known as structural adhesives due to their high stress loading capability. They are generally used to bond heavy duty materials over long service periods. There are 3 types of epoxy resins chemically manufactured…

How Does UV Affect Commercial Vehicles?

The effects of ultraviolet radiation on vehicles can be seen daily on our roads. The most obvious example is the fading visible on red vehicles such as Post Office vans. Whilst all colours are affected by UV, the effects on red and orange materials are most severe. As all industries…

The Basics For A Successful Bond

We work closely with our customers to ensure they have the correct joint design and choice of adhesive. This enables us to ensure a strong, durable bond even in the most demanding of climates. In this blog we have briefly summarized…

Should I Use 1K Or 2K Adhesive?

This is a question we often receive from customers. The answer we give is simple, both systems have their merits - it purely depends on your application. Fast cure, high strength and structural bonding are all attributes of…

Silicone Vs MS Polymer

Both structural adhesive types are used in many different applications across many different industries. It is therefore not a straight answer as to “which one is best for me”. For construction… …

What Is MS Polymer?

MS Polymer adhesives are known as being “hybrid” as they combine the best properties of two or more chemistries whilst limiting the disadvantages of each. For example, MS polymers combine the strength of Polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones. They’re…

What Is Silicone?

Scientifically, silicones are polymers that include any inert, synthetic compound made up of repeating units of siloxane, which is a chain of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms. All of which is frequently combined with carbon and/or hydrogen. …