Tips and tricks for successful Bonding of Composite Materials like GRP and Carbon Fibre
Industrial vehicle manufacturers have been stepping up their use of composite materials in recent years. Aerospace, marine, and automotive (among many others) are discovering the benefit of using composites in their design. But with that… Read More
An In-Depth Overview of Cyanoacrylate Adhesives: What you should know
When it comes to the world of adhesives, there are several different types. You'll likely have come across most adhesive types before. Adhesives like epoxies, acrylics, or PVA (polyvinyl acetate) are well-known. Cyanoacrylates are also very common. But understanding them is not always easy. … Read More
Metal Bonding Glue: Choose the best adhesive for bonding metal
You have decided that an adhesive is the best joining method for your metal joining application. Now, you need to decide which adhesive is going to be best for that metal bonding application. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture industrial… Read More
Structural Adhesives: A Comprehensive Guide to choosing the best structural adhesive for your application
You've decided that using structural adhesives is the joining method you want to explore. However, you have a few questions about structural adhesives before you want to explore them further. You then can assess the different structural adhesive options to decide which is best for you. … Read More
The Pros and Cons of Using Structural Adhesives: What You Should Know
Structural adhesives have become an increasingly popular choice for many applications due to their long-lasting strength and versatility. However, you may be wondering whether they are actually worth considering as a joining method. Here… Read More
Purok VX 61 product review; The impact resistant structural adhesive
You're looking for an impact-resistant structural adhesive, and you've heard about Purok VX 61. But you want to know more about the product to assess whether it's a good fit for you. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture thousands of tonnes… Read More
5 ways you can maintain the right temperature when storing adhesives
When it comes to storing adhesives, you will know that maintaining the temperature is the most important thing when maintaining the performance of the adhesive. Nonetheless, you're a bit stuck. You are unsure about the best way you can maintain the correct temperature of the adhesive in storage. … Read More
The dos and don’ts of industrial adhesive storage
So you have purchased the right adhesive for your application. Now, you need to make sure that you store the adhesive correctly. You've spent enough time and money choosing the right adhesive. You need to make sure that the adhesive is not damaged by poor storage. … Read More
Advantages and disadvantages of welding as a joining method
Welding replaced mechanical fasteners as the joining method of choice in the 20th century. But as technology advances, companies are looking away from using welding as their primary joining method. You are reading this article because you want to know whether you should use welding, or look at other joining methods. … Read More
Plasticizer Migration: What is it and why is it a problem
You've heard of plasticizer migration, but you aren't entirely sure what it is and why it could be a problem. There could be several reasons why you're experiencing plasticizer migration, but you just want to know a little more about it. Here… Read More
Fibreglass adhesive; Which one should you choose
When it comes to choosing a fibreglass adhesive, there are plenty of options to choose from. Often you will receive the answer 'it depends'. That's because the right adhesive for you will depend on your application. Here… Read More
Formoa 760 product review: The sprayable sealant
You've reached the point where you want to find out more information about Formoa 760. The technical data sheet gives you all the technical information, but you want to know what that information actually means. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture… Read More
Handling strength of an adhesive; What is it and how does it affect you?
You’ve heard the phrase 'handling strength'. Now you want to learn what it means and why it's important in an adhesive. It is a common expression that you will hear in relation to the cure time of an adhesive. Here at Forgeway, we… Read More
Why the colour of an adhesive can affect its performance
You've recently changed the colour of your adhesive. But now, you've found that the performance of that adhesive has changed. Maybe it isn't achieving such high strength or maybe you aren't seeing the same amount of weathering resistance. Whatever has happened, the adhesive's performance has changed since you switched up the colour. But… Read More
Top 5 battery-powered electric applicators for adhesive foil pack systems
You've got a one-component adhesive/sealant in a foil pack. You've decided that you need the performance and versatility of an electric applicator gun over a pneumatic gun. But now you're stuck. You're probably struggling to know where to start. That's… Read More
Ensuring a new adhesive project doesn’t slip up at the testing stage; Tips and considerations
You have reached the point where you have established one (sometimes more) adhesive product as the ideal fit for your application. Now you need to conduct some testing to ensure the adhesive product is the right fit. But… Read More
What to expect on a solutions presentation meeting with Forgeway
Now that you've had the first 'discovery meeting' with us here at Forgeway, it's now time for the solutions presentation meeting. The solutions presentation meeting is where we discuss our solution to your challenge. After the discovery… Read More
Manufacturer v Distributor; Which adhesive supplier should you choose?
When it comes to buying an adhesive, there are so many different factors you need to consider. Choosing between a manufacturer or a distributor is a big part of the decision process. Each supplier has its advantages and disadvantages. The difficulty is deciding which supplier is going to be best for you. … Read More
DIN 6701 and DIN 2304: What are they and what do I need to know?
If you've heard of both DIN 6701 and DIN 2304 and you're not sure what they are all about, this article is for you. Here at Forgeway, we have worked in the adhesive and sealant industry for over 25 years. We help our customers understand… Read More
Which Formoa (MS polymer adhesive) is right for you? Comparing the different types
So you've done some research and established that MS polymer adhesives look like a good fit. Now you want to discover whether we can offer the right MS polymer adhesive product for you. Here at Forgeway,… Read More
Forgeway’s technical package explained
You have heard about Forgeway's technical package, but you have no idea what it is or whether you even need it. The technical package is unique to Forgeway, so you have likely started working with us already. If you didn't already know,… Read More
Formoa 055 product review: Pros, cons, and uses
Choosing the right glass-bonding adhesive is difficult. There are a wide variety of options available. Now you are at the point of making a decision, you are considering using Formoa 055 for your application. Here at Forgeway, we have… Read More
Silicone sealant alternatives: What other types of sealants can you use?
Silicone isn't the only type of sealant you can use. There are so many different types of sealant, but most companies seem to think that silicone is the only sealant out there. If this sounds like you, don't worry. Here at Forgeway,… Read More
Advantages and disadvantages of MS polymer adhesives
You have been researching MS polymer adhesives and now want to know whether they are a good fit for you. Often, it can be difficult to know where to find information that can help you decide whether this type of adhesive is a good fit for your application. Adhesive… Read More
Formoa 017FE; Pros, cons, and uses
When evaluating adhesive products, it can be difficult to know where to find unbiased reviews of the products you are considering. Formoa 017FE is a product you are considering for your application, and now you want to know all about it. Here… Read More
Why Forgeway isn’t a good fit for everyone
Unfortunately, not everyone gets along. There are just times when a working relationship does not work out, no matter how hard you try. Establishing a good working relationship with a supplier is one of the most valuable relationships you can build as a company. … Read More
Coloured sealants; What are they and where can you use them?
Coloured sealants are probably not as well known as they should be. Not many people realise they can get coloured sealants to match the exact colour of the substrate they are sealing. Here at Forgeway, we manufacture our own line of sealants… Read More
Purok VX60 product review
Finding a suitable adhesive for your application is never easy. You may have found out about Purok VX60 from your own research, or maybe it was a product suggested to you. Either way, you want to know all about Purok VX60. Here at Forgeway,… Read More
Foil packs v Cartridges; What is the best packaging for your adhesive
When it comes to choosing the type of packaging for your one-component adhesive or sealant, you will be presented with the choice between foil packs or cartridges. You may not have previously put much thought into which packaging type you are going to use. But it shouldn’t be that way. … Read More
What is bondline thickness, and why is it important?
When designing a joint, there are several factors you need to consider. Bondline thickness is one of those factors. Here at Forgeway, we help manufacturers in the commercial vehicle, aerospace, and rail industries with their joint design.… Read More
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: Decorative Surface joint adhesive
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
Whether you call it 'Aluminum' or 'Aluminium', this article will provide the answers to your questions about which glue is best for bonding aluminium (or aluminum). Of all the aluminium joining methods, bonding aluminium with glue is… 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
ASTM G154: What is it, and when should you use it?
When you are bonding a product that is going to be exposed to the outdoors, you need to choose the right adhesive. If you get it wrong, the weather conditions can ruin the integrity of the bond. When that happens, you have to spend more time and money on finding a suitable adhesive. … 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 (AKA acrylic adhesives). The good, the bad, and the ugly; you want to know it all. We've got you covered. As adhesive specialists here at Forgeway,… 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