What are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?

Bonding PU

Polyurethane, also known as PU is a polymer made from combining an organic compound unit with carbamate (urethane). PU is available in different forms; rigid solid, foam or soft elastomer, making it an extremely versatile material for a range of end-user applications. Some uses include roof insulation, insulated panels, windows and doors in construction (rigid … Read moreWhat are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?

What is the best adhesive for bonding PET Plastic?

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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic material from the Polyester family. PET is a lightweight, strong and inert material that is easily transported and recyclable. PET is extremely versatile and can be used in food and drink packaging, for making disposable medical devices and industrial films and wraps. Main PET properties – Surface energy: 44mJ/m² … Read moreWhat is the best adhesive for bonding PET Plastic?

What is the best adhesive for bonding PVC Plastic?

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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is an extremely versatile, thermoplastic polymer used in healthcare, electronics, transportation and construction. PVC has a very high density and good tensile strength, making it a durable and long lasting material. Its relatively low cost and recyclable properties make it a popular choice for industrial applications. In this post, we will explore … Read moreWhat is the best adhesive for bonding PVC Plastic?

Recommended adhesives for bonding magnets

Adhesives for magnet bonding

There are many magnet types that vary in strength, temperature and offer differing corrosion resistance. The most commonly used magnet types are neodymium (known as NdFeB, NIB or Neo magnet), rare-earth, samarium cobalt (SmCo), AINiCo (Aluminium, Nickel & Cobalt), and ferrites. Adhesives have proved to be a popular choice for magnet bonding because of their … Read moreRecommended adhesives for bonding magnets

A sprayable, solvent-free contact adhesive for industrial panel manufacturers

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SMP Merbenit IA45 is a solvent-free, contact adhesive with the advantage of being able to correct bonded parts. The adhesive offers a 10 minute tooling time enabling assembled parts to be aligned. With a fast build up strength for applications that require thin lines on one or both sides, the adhesive is ideal for insulated vehicle … Read moreA sprayable, solvent-free contact adhesive for industrial panel manufacturers

Bonding plastic to metals and alloys – factors to consider

Bonding plastics to metal alloys

Plastics are one of the most versatile materials in manufacturing where they can be shaped and moulded into many different forms. There are many adhesive options for bonding plastic to metals and it is important to consider certain factors that might affect the bond. Factors to consider  Type of Plastic The majority of plastics have … Read moreBonding plastic to metals and alloys – factors to consider

What you need to know on bonding plastics

How to bond plastics

For engineers and manufacturers, adhesives have provided the solution when it comes to bonding plastics. With the wide range of adhesives available, it can be challenging to find the right one. In this post, we share the most commonly asked questions about bonding plastics and how to choose the best adhesive for your application. Commonly … Read moreWhat you need to know on bonding plastics

How to bond silicone

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Silicone is a rubber-like elastomer with low surface energy, which can make it difficult to bond to substrates. Two recommended adhesives are those with a silicone base or using cyanoacrylate adhesives after applying the correct surface treatment. What is Silicone Silicone is a material that remains elastic at low temperatures, -100°F (-73°C), and has a … Read moreHow to bond silicone

Merbenit at Bondexpo 2018

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Merz + benteli will be exhibiting the Merbenit range of products at the international trade fair, Bondexpo 2018. This year’s event takes place in Stuttgart from the 8th October to 11th October 2018. Merbenit SMP Adhesives and Sealants The Merbenit range of innovative and environmentally friendly adhesives and sealants have enabled customers to optimise and reduce manufacturing … Read moreMerbenit at Bondexpo 2018

Merbenit receives eco-bau validation

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Three Merbenit products have received the eco-bau certification; Merbenit FS30, Merbenit HS60 and Merbenit HT50. What is the eco-bau certification? The eco-bau certification is awarded to products that have a minimal impact on the environment. Construction products are tested and evaluated using the eco-construction methodology and given a classification of eco-1, eco-2 or basis. Products … Read moreMerbenit receives eco-bau validation