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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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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…

Careers at Forgeway

Since our beginning in 1994 our aim has always been to solve our customers' problems and offer enhancement to their products.   With that in mind and due to our continued growth, we are always on the lookout for high calibre talent to join us in various functions within the…

Product Focus 007: The unsung heroes

Adhesives provide solutions in the assembly of an almost infinite range of products worldwide. There are a multitude of ‘unsung heroes’ which play a key role in ensuring that these adhesives are fit for purpose, namely applicators and other accessories. …

Forgeway the Movie

Check out our whistle-stop tour of how we meet a client challenge, from continuous development to high-quality on-site manufacturing, via vigorous testing and the highest level of quality control. Follow the journey to an intelligent solution. …

All aboard the Forgeway Euro Bus

We’re all set to attend Euro Bus Expo 2016 at NEC in Birmingham 1-3 November. Having decided to exhibit, the big question was how best to unveil our new brand. Of course we could have brought our rebranded products along…

Technical Insight 006: The True Cost of Corrosion

When we ask our customers in commercial vehicle manufacturing what their biggest challenges are, corrosion is always mentioned - corrosion of the chassis, side and body panels, or a breakdown of paint and powder coatings and so forth. It costs the industry billions of pounds…