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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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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…

How To Increase The Lifespan Of Glue

What Can Affect The Durability Of Adhesives And Sealants? There’s nothing worse than a product not performing as it should. Not only can it incur unnecessary costs, but it’s equally frustrating knowing…

Why Is My Adhesive Failing?!

Over the years we’ve regularly had the question “why is my glue not working?!” and more often than not, it’s due to one of few causes. So, here’s a very simple blog explaining the types of failure, and the most common…

What Is Adhesive Open-Time?

Written by Caleb Shaw All adhesives have open times, varying from seconds (polyurea, cyanoacrylates) to permanent (pressure sensitive adhesives). In this blog, I’m going to explore how open times…

What Is QUV – ASTM G154 And How Does It Work?

QUV is an accelerated aging instrument which creates an artificial environment in a 12-hour cycle. These cycles are designed to stimulate UV exposure on surface finishes, coatings, and polymers. Testing consists of 8 hours UVA-340 at 60 degrees, then 4 hours…