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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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Technical Insight 010: Application matters

Selecting the right adhesive for your application can be difficult, with many different factors that must be considered at the outset. Whilst the type of application influences which type of adhesive should be used - 2k, 1k, flexible, rigid, tape, etc - how it is applied is equally…

Technical insight 009: Cartridge Wastage

Tired of running out of cartridges even after working out how many you thought you'd need? Not only is this annoying and time consuming, but it’s also avoidable. Instead of having to throw a half-empty tube away at the end…

Product Focus 009: Purok VX67-15

Our customers have been searching for a new way to disguise the bond line of components and composites without compromising on adhesion or production throughput. Enter VX67 - a unique hybrid structural adhesive with a long open time whilst maintaining a snap set fast cure speed. …

The New and Improved Antimicrobial

We've all experienced the frustration of watching mould slowly take over our bathroom. However you try to clean it it’s a pain and usually to no avail - within weeks, you're back where you started. But mould is not an issue confined to the home - mould proves problematic for…

Technical insight 008: The Significance of Temperature

As Winter marches on, you might want to keep a close eye on outside temperature. The temperature of both environment and substrate can cause havoc with cure speed when bonding or sealing. For every 8°C drop in temperature, the cure time doubles and likewise for every 8°C increase…

Product Focus 008: Formoa 066 For Sticky Tricky Plastics

Since development of its earliest form in the 1850s, plastic has been continually evolving, with new breakthroughs and innovations every year. Usage is exponentially growing and plastics have become a fundamental part of our everyday lives. From the car you drive, to the phone…