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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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Content Creator/Strategist

Position Summary: We are looking for an amazing, inbound marketer to own the majority of the content marketing for our company. You will be in charge of attracting site traffic, converting that traffic into new leads for the business, and nurturing to close those leads into customers -- the latter of which sales leadership will help you accomplish. It…
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Mould Part 1: Is it really that bad?

So, what exactly is mould? Mould is a naturally occurring microscopic organism that is a vital part of nature’s recycling system. It destroys whatever it grows on as it feeds on and digests it.…

Mould Part 2: What can you do about it?

Where does mould cause the most problems? Although most of us know the dangers mould poses to our health, it is still found all around us. Statistics show that around one in five British homes suffer…

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…