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…
Strength v Flexibility; What is more important in an adhesive?
When choosing an adhesive, most people look at strength as the most important factor. In fact, according to Google, the term 'strongest glue' receives over 1000 searches every month. But the term 'flexible adhesives' only gets 170 searches per month. …Read More
Solvent-free v solvent-based adhesive: Which is best for you?
When choosing the best adhesive for your application, you will come across two types; adhesives with solvents, and solvent-free adhesives. But how can you tell which is better for you? …Read More
Glass bonding adhesive; Choosing the best glue to bond glass
When bonding glass, you will come across several different adhesive options. For years, polyurethane adhesives have been the go-to option. But they aren't the only adhesive you can use to bond glass. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture and…Read More
Epoxy adhesives vs methyl methacrylate adhesives; Which is right for you
When deciding which structural adhesive is best for your application, you face a range of options. Two adhesives that people regularly compare are epoxy adhesives and methyl methacrylate adhesives (MMAs for short). Here at Forgeway,…Read More
How to choose the right adhesive for your application
When choosing the right adhesive for your bonding application, it can be difficult to know where to start. Cure time, strength, and flexibility are three main factors that people consider before deciding on an adhesive. But there are so many different factors you need to consider to ensure the adhesive is the right match for your…Read More
What’s the best adhesive for bonding composite materials?
Bonding composite materials can be a challenging process. If you have been struggling with this too, you're not alone. Here at Forgeway, we are manufacturers of specialist adhesives. Companies in the manufacturing sector often ask us how…Read More
Purok VX67: Product review
You've been introduced to Purok VX67 as a potential adhesive for your bonding situation. Now you want to know all about it. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture over 3000 tonnes of adhesive products every year. Purok VX67 is one of those…Read More
Can you use silicone as glue?
Silicone is a very popular sealant in multiple industries. But a common question that pops up is; "can you use silicone as glue to bond materials in place?" The simple answer is yes, you can use silicone as glue. But you will…Read More
1K Vs 2K adhesives; what is the difference, and which is best for you?
When you are analysing your adhesive options, you will likely come across the debate between 1K and 2K adhesives. Here at Forgeway, we are adhesive specialists. We manufacture over 3000 tonnes of 1K and 2K adhesives annually so…Read More
An honest review of Formoa 063: Pros and cons
If you are considering using Formoa 063 but are not sure if it will be a good fit for you, you're in the right place. For those who don't know who we are, here at Forgeway we manufacture over 3000 tonnes of adhesive products every year.…Read More
The different Adhesive Testing Methods; Deciding which test method is best for you
You are reading this article because you want to ensure that the adhesive solution you are considering is actually going to work. Whether an adhesive supplier has suggested the solution or you believe it might be a good option, you still aren’t sure it is the best solution for you. …Read More
Why does sealant (like silicone) go yellow? Tips and methods to stop it from happening
If your sealant or silicone has gone yellow or is in the process of going yellow, don't worry. It is a common occurrence. Your sealant is likely going yellow because of exposure to UV radiation. However, there are several other reasons…Read More
Can you paint over silicone and other sealants? And what you can do.
The very short answer is, "No, you cannot paint over silicone". However, there are so many variables, and the less short answer should perhaps be "No, but you shouldn't need to paint over silicone." You may have found yourself in a situation…Read More
What is filiform corrosion? How can you prevent it?
The vast majority of the general public will have come across filiform corrosion at some point. Whether they will have been able to identify it as filiform corrosion is another topic. The point remains, filiform corrosion is commonplace.…Read More
Choosing the best glue for bonding aluminium; What you need to know
We should probably start with a quick disclaimer. If you are an American reader and are wondering why we are strangely spelling 'Aluminum', don't worry. 'Aluminium' is the British spelling. Whether you call it 'Aluminum' or 'Aluminium', this article will provide the answers to your questions…Read More
Working with Forgeway: What you need to know
Want to know more about what to expect when working with Forgeway? You are in the right place. This article will answer the questions we typically receive about ourselves. …Read More
Joining metal to metal without welding: Top 2 alternatives
Joining metals is never an easy task. Welding has been the conventional joining method for the past ten years or so because it is strong, very strong. But maybe you’re facing an issue with welding. Or maybe you are struggling to find…Read More
Can you bond all plastics? And why Surface Energy affects Adhesion
As with all difficult questions, there is no simple answer. The question around how to bond plastics is no different, but the simple answer is yes, you can bond all plastics. Over the years, hundreds of puzzled manufacturers have asked us here at Forgeway…Read More
What is an MS polymer adhesive?
If you want to find out a little bit more about MS polymer adhesives, you are in the right place. Here at Forgeway, we first started manufacturing Formoa, our MS polymer product range, in the 1990s. We now manufacture over 2500 tonnes…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Methyl methacrylate adhesives; definition, pros and cons, and cost
You want to find out everything there is to know about methyl methacrylate adhesives (MMAs). The good, the bad, and the ugly; you want to know it all. We've got you covered. As adhesive specialists here at Forgeway, we know everything…Read More
What is environmental stress cracking? And how you can prevent it
If you are bonding plastic to a structure that will be under stress, you will likely have considered the threat of environmental stress cracking (ESC). Some people are seriously concerned about the impact ESC could have on their…Read More
In ensuring all our products are perfectly suited to their end use there are a number of factors we consider. It’s important to take into account the mechanical properties of an adhesive, as well as establishing the forces…
Summer is well and truly over and autumn is upon us. Whilst we may still be enjoying the last of our warm evenings, it’s important to remember that the first morning frosts are just around the corner. In most instances, no other external factors are felt stronger than temperature…
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. …
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. …
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…
Over the years, many commercial and mass transit vehicle manufacturers have encountered issues with underbody and chassis protection materials. In response, Forgeway has developed FORMOA 760, a polymer-based coating material that is solvent and isocyanate free, fixing the issue…
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…
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…