We work closely with our customers to ensure they have the correct joint design and choice of adhesive. This enables us to ensure a strong, durable bond even in the most demanding of climates.
In this blog we have briefly summarized the basic requirements for a successful bond.
- The Correct Choice
Which adhesive to select depends on the nature of the substrates, the performance requirements of the application and the most suitable bonding process.
- Good Joint Design
A carefully designed joint will give a stronger bond as maximum performance of the adhesive is allowed for.
- Surface Cleanliness
To obtain a good adhesive bond, surface contamination (dust, oil, grease, etc) must be removed.
- Wetting of Surfaces
The displacement of air or other gases results in greater contact area
- Bonding Process
The bond should be subjected to the correct pressure, temperature, and clamp time. The cure process will happen because of either chemical reaction, cooling or drying.
Due to the huge variation of substrates, materials and environments, pre-manufacturing trials should be completed including cataplasmic testing.
If you have any questions, or want some non-biased advice, feel free to contact our experts on the number above.