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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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Formoa 760 – Is there anything it can’t do?

As onsite manufacturers, we like to think we know our products and their applications inside out. However, even we couldn’t have predicted the versatility of one of our most popular products, Formoa 760. 760 was originally…

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…