Single-use plastic has become a bone of contention for activists around the world forcing companies to find eco-friendly alternatives. One of the most common steps that companies are taking is the move from plastic straws to paper straws. In fact, the discussion about plastic straws has escalated in many regions, with Seattle becoming the largest
What do you need most from your adhesive? Perhaps cost-effectiveness, the ability to stick to a range of materials, or long-lasting hold? Depending on the needs of your application, either a synthetic or a natural adhesive will be best for you. But which is it? We’ll outline the pros and cons of natural and synthetic
With Earth Day approaching (April 22), it’s appropriate to think about ways to use eco-friendly adhesives in your products or manufacturing applications. What makes an eco-friendly adhesive? At Bond-Tech Industries, the demand for environmentally-friendly adhesives and glues has focused on two aspects: Reducing overall solvent content and improving cross-linking in the process Lowering solvent emissions
From all of us here at Bond Tech Industries, we want to wish you a happy Labour Day long weekend. In Canada, the Labour Day holiday as we know it came into effect in 1894. In that year, working class citizens took to the streets of Toronto to propose the “eight hour movement”, which mandated:
Adhesives are typically composed of polymers. This means that their viscoelastic natures, what makes them sticky and stretchy, are constantly affected by any changes in temperature. This effect changes depending on whether the adhesive is plastic or resin based. Since there is such a varying degree of how temperature effects each type of adhesive, some
What is Padding Glue? Padding glue is a type of adhesive product commonly used in the manufacture of writing pads or any ‘tear away’ style paper product. It is m/productsost commonly used in the graphic arts industry for binding different varieties of forms and notepads. Types of Padding Compound Other uses of padding compound are in
Early man had to rely on natural, unprocessed glues found for adhesive applications. 200,000 years ago, stone flakes held together by birch bark tar were used by humans. Tree resin, two-part mixtures of plant gum and iron oxide and starch-based glues were widely used by later civilizations to bind stone to wood, paper to fabric and
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.