Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an opaque thermoplastic polymer used for injection molding applications and 3D printing. ABS is made from varying ratios of three monomers; acrylonitrile, butadiene (rubber), and styrene that combine to give ABS its distinct properties. Acrylonitrile offers good chemical resistance and thermal stability, butadiene provides toughness and impact strength, while styrene … Read moreWhat is the best adhesive for bonding ABS?
One of the most popular questions we receive from customers is providing advice and recommendations on the strongest adhesive for their application. In this post, we explore the best adhesives for bonding metals, glass, plastics and composites. If we look at tensile strength, epoxy adhesives could be classed as the strongest adhesive. Tensile strength refers … Read moreWhat are the strongest adhesives?
Adhesives can solve many design challenges and improve operation efficiency. However, there are many factors that can lead to the success and failure of the bonding application. In this post, we look at some of the most common reasons for why adhesives fail and explore possible solutions to overcome these issues. Types of adhesive bond … Read moreCommon reasons for adhesive failure
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
Most companies spend little time thinking about their facilities, such as pipes and valves. However, sudden leaks can result in costly downtime and a wastage of materials. How a good sealant can reduce costs Leakage is the single largest waste of compressed air in pipes and gaskets. It is estimated around 30% of compressed air … Read moreHow a good sealant can reduce costs