Whether or not an adhesive fails to perform as expected depends on a large number of factors. Furthermore, failure modes are not restricted to the strength of the final bond. From an industrial perspective, an adhesive may fail to perform correctly during preparation and application, which leads to increased process time or material waste. Adhesive … Continue reading Factors That Cause Adhesives to Fail
The two most important characteristics of any adhesive are its ability to withstand loading and the strength of its bond to the surface to which it is applied. Adhesives that can withstand high loads, around 1000 lbs. per square inch, are referred to as structural adhesives. Adhesives with less bonding power are termed non-structural adhesives. … Continue reading What Are the Best Removable Adhesives and How Do They Work?
There are hazards intrinsic to adhesives and potential operational risks to working with adhesives in the manufacturing process. Avoiding such risks requires clear safety procedures, training, employee vigilance and an understanding of specific adhesive properties. All potentially harmful substances must be handled responsibly throughout their lifecycle starting with their manufacture to final recycling or disposal. … Continue reading Safety Tips for Working with Industrial Adhesive
Adhesives are finding more applications than ever before. Many are more efficient for bonding than are fasteners. Adhesives are capable of forming stronger bonds than fastening, especially when bonding dissimilar materials, if proper application procedures are followed. The Right Glue for the Job Adhesives are utilized in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, clothing, construction … Continue reading Factors that Affect Adhesive Success
Manufacturers must closely control the working temperature ranges of adhesives to ensure proper viscosity, adhesion, set speed, open time and curing. Poor temperature control creates problems that reduce adhesive performance, increase manufacturing costs and dissatisfied consumers of the end product. Each class of adhesive exhibits its unique thermal characteristics. Water-based Adhesives Adhesives in which the … Continue reading How Temperature Impacts Adhesives
Photo credit to tales of a wandering youkai under cc2.0 Reply devices, such as tear-off envelopes or foldable postcards with a pre-glued edge, make it easy for customers to return order forms or information requests. Remoistenable glue, applied as part of the printing process, is a cost-effective technique for incorporating such a feature in your … Continue reading Remoist Hot Melt Gluing for Direct-Mail Response Material
Hot melt adhesive is a great, versatile bonding option for plenty of applications. Is this type the best adhesive for your application? If your application is unique, you’ll get a quicker answer by calling us here. Hot melt adhesives are essentially plastics (well, thermoplastic polymers, to be precise) that melt at high temperatures and re-solidify during cooling … Continue reading Benefits and Uses of Hot Melt Glue Sticks
Photo credit to: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/4788901592_7bdf53e669_n.jpg Pressure sensitive adhesives are a type of glue with many uses and many names. The simple explanation is that they are a type of glue which forms bonds when pressure is applied to it against a surface. They require no solvent, heat or water to activate, but can require heat to … Continue reading What are Pressure Sensitive Adhesives?
Photo credit to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadmagiera/ A good adhesive supply company will have a wide range of products on offer. We here at Bond Tech Industries strive to have the widest product range possible while still maintaining the quality we are known for. Here is a look at the product list you should find at the supplier … Continue reading What Should be Available at your Adhesive Supply Company?