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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 004: Temperature Resistance of Adhesives

Elevated temperatures have long been recognised as the number one enemy of organic adhesives, degrading their efficiency in a number of ways. There are two main reactions that cause a breakdown of bond strength at elevated temperature – thermal oxidation and pyrolysis. …

Product Focus 004: Aerok 8250FP – Adhesive Fit for the Skies

Whilst epoxy-based materials have an enormous range of applications, they play a particularly important role in structural adhesives. Excellent gel and handling times are just one of the benefits of using fast curing epoxy systems. However, they aren’t perfect. …

Forgeway’s New Website Goes Live Today

Our commitment to continuous development means we never sit still. Even online. Having unveiled our new brand on pack and in print in April, we turned our attention to our presence online. We’ve just flicked the switch on…

Technical insight 002: VOC levels

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in a huge range of products from paints and finishes to deodorant. They are a cause for concern for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and air quality boards across the USA and Europe. VOCs have been found to be a major contributing…

New Rose Gold Formoa – A Problem Solved

All Forgeway’s products start life as a response to a client’s problem. Whether it’s a product developed for a very specific customer application, or a hard-to-match coloured sealant, we pride ourselves on finding a solution for our clients. Our new Rose Gold colour swatch…

Product Focus 003: Aerok 7205 1K Edge Filler does it all

Aerospace engineering is a dynamic industry. With regulations and standards changing regularly, it can be difficult to ensure aircraft compliance. Furthermore, engineers are continuously trying to make their aircraft as light as possible in order to reduce fuel consumption. …

Technical insight 003: Fire retardance

When developing a new product, fire protection is a fundamental consideration – there can never be any compromise on standards or product performance. Whilst the threat of fire is a constant across all sectors, each sector has its own rules and regulations. …