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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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CASE STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CRACKING (ESC)

Are you using the correct adhesive? Did you know that you could be unintentionally weakening your plastic? Using a poor adhesive could lead to an issue called environmental stress cracking, sometimes referred to as the ‘Plastic Killer’ Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is defined as the premature embrittlement and subsequent formation of cracks in plastics as a result of both being under stress and in contact…
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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…