What are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?

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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

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

Introducing the Permabond Flex CA Range

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Permabond have launched a range of new flexible cyanoacrylate adhesives offering up to 400% elongation. Permabond Flex CA Adhesives  Permabond 741, 743 and 748 flex CA adhesives form clear colourless bonds that maintain the softness and flexibility of the bonded substrates when compared to standard and toughened cyanoacrylates. These adhesives range in shore hardness from … Read moreIntroducing the Permabond Flex CA Range

Common reasons why thread sealants fail to cure

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Common reasons why thread sealants fail to cure Anaerobic thread sealants (pipe sealants) are great for filling the space between metal threads to provide an instant permanent seal, preventing any liquid and gas leaks. For anaerobic adhesives and sealants to cure, they require the presence of metal ions and the absence of oxygen. This may … Read moreCommon reasons why thread sealants fail to cure

Adhesives For Bonding Polyolefin

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It can be challenging bonding thermoplastic polyolefins like polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyolefins have a low surface energy which makes it difficult for adhesives to wet the surface. The adhesive instead remains as droplets or beads never covering the substrate surface. Surface treatments such as corona, plasma and flame can increase the surface energy, however they … Read moreAdhesives For Bonding Polyolefin