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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… Sealing corner joints in window construction is a common application. Silicone is only effective in this application for a limited period. After a year…
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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. …

What Is Polyurethane?

Scientifically Polyurethane (PU or PUR for short) is a range of chemicals sharing similar chemistry. It is a polymer composed of units of organic chains joined by urethane or carbamate links. Chemistries within the polyurethane…

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…

Top 5 Problems With MMA (Methyl Methacrylate Adhesive)

Written by Caleb Shaw Although the use of MMA comes with plenty of perks, like everything, there are drawbacks too. Having worked with the product for over 6 years, I have encountered many problems personally. So,…

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…

Can Corrosion Impact Adhesives?

Corrosion impacts all aspects of industry; automotive, construction, transportation, production, maritime, and manufacturing to name a few. Not only can it be an eyesore, but it can be costly too. In fact, it’s estimated to cost the US economy $276 billion alone, contributing…