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Strength v Flexibility; What is more important in an adhesive?

When choosing an adhesive, most people look at strength as the most important factor. In fact, according to Google, the term 'strongest glue' receives over 1000 searches every month. But the term 'flexible adhesives' only gets 170 searches per month.  …
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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 is an epoxy adhesive?

You have heard about using epoxy adhesives (also known as epoxies) as a potential bonding solution. Now you want to find out a little more…

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 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. …