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?

What you need to know on bonding plastics

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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 a good sealant can reduce costs

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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

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

How To Bond Glass Ceramic

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Glass ceramic is one of the most versatile materials, combining the properties of glass and polycrystalline. Extremely resistant to thermal shock, its applications range from cooker hobs, mirror substrates for astronomical telescopes to being used in the nosecones of high performing aircraft and missiles. What is glass ceramic? Glass ceramic is produced by controlled crystallisation (devitrification) … Read moreHow To Bond Glass Ceramic

Frequently Asked Questions about Permabond POP Primer

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Permabond POP is a primer and adhesion promoter for Cyanoacrylate Adhesives. It is not an accelerator, so it will not increase the cure rates or change the pH of acidic surfaces. However, it will improve the adhesion for bonding plastics. Here are the most frequently asked questions about Permabond Pop. Permabond POP Permabond Polyolefin Primer … Read moreFrequently Asked Questions about Permabond POP Primer

How to seal threaded pipe joints with Pipe Sealants

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UL® performs various tests to determine the suitability of a pipe sealants for a particular use.  The classification does not state the strength of the product or the maximum sealing pressure for other uses. Permabond LH050 is classified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® for use in devices handling gasoline, petroleum oils, and natural gas (pressure not … Read moreHow to seal threaded pipe joints with Pipe Sealants