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1K Vs 2K adhesives; what is the difference, and which is best for you?

When you are analysing your adhesive options, you will likely come across the debate between 1K and 2K adhesives.  Here at Forgeway, we are adhesive specialists. We manufacture over 3000 tonnes of 1K and 2K adhesives annually so…
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An honest review of Formoa 063: Pros and cons

If you are considering using Formoa 063 but are not sure if it will be a good fit for you, you're in the right place. For those who don't know who we are, here at Forgeway we manufacture over 3000 tonnes of adhesive products every year.…
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The different Adhesive Testing Methods; Deciding which test method is best for you

You are reading this article because you want to ensure that the adhesive solution you are considering is actually going to work. Whether an adhesive supplier has suggested the solution or you believe it might be a good option, you still aren’t sure it is the best solution for you. …
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Why does sealant (like silicone) go yellow? Tips and methods to stop it from happening

If your sealant or silicone has gone yellow or is in the process of going yellow, don't worry. It is a common occurrence. Your sealant is likely going yellow because of exposure to UV radiation. However, there are several other reasons…
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Can you paint over silicone and other sealants? And what you can do.

The very short answer is, "No, you cannot paint over silicone". However, there are so many variables, and the less short answer should perhaps be "No, but you shouldn't need to paint over silicone." You may have found yourself in a situation…
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What is filiform corrosion? How can you prevent it?

The vast majority of the general public will have come across filiform corrosion at some point. Whether they will have been able to identify it as filiform corrosion is another topic. The point remains, filiform corrosion is commonplace.…
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Choosing the best glue for bonding aluminium; What you need to know

We should probably start with a quick disclaimer. If you are an American reader and are wondering why we are strangely spelling 'Aluminum', don't worry. 'Aluminium' is the British spelling.  Whether you call it 'Aluminum' or 'Aluminium', this article will provide the answers to your questions…
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Working with Forgeway: What you need to know

Want to know more about what to expect when working with Forgeway? You are in the right place. This article will answer the questions we typically receive about ourselves. …
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Joining metal to metal without welding: Top 2 alternatives

Joining metals is never an easy task. Welding has been the conventional joining method for the past ten years or so because it is strong, very strong. But maybe you’re facing an issue with welding. Or maybe you are struggling to find…
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Can you bond all plastics? And why Surface Energy affects Adhesion

As with all difficult questions, there is no simple answer. The question around how to bond plastics is no different, but the simple answer is yes, you can bond all plastics. Over the years, hundreds of puzzled manufacturers have asked us here at Forgeway…
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What is an MS polymer adhesive?

If you want to find out a little bit more about MS polymer adhesives, you are in the right place. Here at Forgeway, we first started manufacturing Formoa, our MS polymer product range, in the 1990s. We now manufacture over 2500 tonnes…
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What Is Extreme Sealing Tape And What Is It Used For?

Written by Caleb Shaw. Extreme sealing tapes are designed to span a joint to prevent water ingress. In this blog, I’ll primarily be focusing on the products designed for use on commercial vehicles, caravans, and roof systems. If you have any questions regarding extreme sealing tape for any other use, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialists using the number above and we’ll do our best to help…
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Rubber Based VS Acrylic Based Adhesives For Tapes

Written by Caleb Shaw Can't decide whether an acrylic or rubber based adhesive for tape is right for you? In this short blog, I'm going to outline the basic features of both. Tack Rubber based adhesives have a higher initial tack than acrylic. So for applications on…
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3M 4412 Extreme Sealing Tape vs FS500 Sealing Tape

Written by Caleb Shaw 3M extreme sealing tape has been around for quite a long time – is the FS500 sealing tape from Forgeway a valid alternative? 3M  Extreme sealing tape has been widely used for sealing trucks, trailers, roofs - offering very good adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. It is used where operators need a fast and tidy seal…
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Methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives: definition, pros, cons, and cost

You want to find out everything there is to know about methyl methacrylate adhesives (MMAs). The good, the bad, and the ugly; you want to know it all.  We've got you covered. As adhesive specialists here at Forgeway, we know everything…
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What is environmental stress cracking? And how you can prevent it

If you are bonding plastic to a structure that will be under stress, you will likely have considered the threat of environmental stress cracking (ESC).  Some people are seriously concerned about the impact ESC could have on their…
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Advantages and disadvantages of using methyl methacrylate adhesives

Deciding on the best adhesive to use is never an easy process. Methyl methacrylate adhesives (MMAs for short) are a very common type of structural adhesive. But how can you tell whether they would be a good fit for you? Here at Forgeway,…
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What to expect on a discovery meeting with Forgeway

You have booked a discovery meeting with us, and now you most likely want to know what to expect on this discovery call. The 'about us' article should have answered at least 80% of the questions you are likely to have about us…

What affects adhesive cure time?

We've all been there. Sitting, waiting for a product to be ready to use. In fact, you’ve probably said it yourself a number of times. It’s…