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What is a food safe epoxy? Do they contain bisphenol A?

What is bisphenol A? Bisphenol A is an organic synthetic compound used in formulating plastics and epoxy resin.  The chemical formula is (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2.  In order to formulate an epoxy adhesive, one must have either bisphenol A or bisphenol F.  Bisphenol A (BPA) is generally preferred for its curing properties. What is a food safe epoxy? … Continue reading “What is a food safe epoxy? Do they contain bisphenol A?”

COMING UP! Permabond will be at the Southern Manufacturing Show

Come and visit us at stand M1, right by the entrance, to find out more about our new developments in engineering adhesives and let Permabond help you find a solution for your adhesive application.  The exhibition will take place from 21st to 23rd March at FIVE in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. We hope to see you there!

Four benefits of using adhesives for sealing heat exchangers.

Heat exchanger tubes and endplates are traditionally sealed by welding, brazing, or soldering. There are adhesives available which can be used for sealing heat exchangers in place of welding processes. Here are some major benefits of switching to adhesive sealing: 1. Cost savings Welding and brazing is a skilled occupation and generally commands a higher … Continue reading “Four benefits of using adhesives for sealing heat exchangers.”

10 Ways to reduce adhesive mess

Even experienced adhesive-handlers end up in a pickle sometimes when using adhesives so here are some top tips to get the best-finished appearance for your bonded assembly – as well as reduce processing time. In the same way as when you paint something, consider using masking tape to mask off areas you want to be … Continue reading “10 Ways to reduce adhesive mess”

Best practices for bonding low surface energy plastics.

When choosing a plastic adhesive, it can be challenging to find the strongest adhesive.  There are many types of plastic.  Each type has it’s own strengths and weaknesses.  Many are easy to bond; others, like polyolefins, can be difficult.  Think of the reasons design engineers want to use polyolefin plastics:  they are slick to the … Continue reading “Best practices for bonding low surface energy plastics.”

COMING UP! Design 2Part Texas

Join Permabond in booth #221, February 22 & 23rd at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center,  in Grapevine, Texas to discuss all of your adhesive and sealant needs including bonding difficult plastics like polyolefin.  Permabond will be showcasing our new line of polyolefin bonders.  Technical specialists will be available make product recommendations or discuss custom formulation … Continue reading “COMING UP! Design 2Part Texas”

Why adhesive are used throughout power tools

Power tools and adhesives – the perfect match.  Because power tool manufacturers face many challenges in building strong, reliable tools that can withstand the elements and the operators, it is no wonder they are continually in search of the strongest adhesive.  The use of adhesives in place of other joining methods solves many of those … Continue reading “Why adhesive are used throughout power tools”

COMING SOON! EXPO MANUFACTURA

COMING SOON! EXPO MANUFACTURA We look forward to seeing you in booth 1030 February 7th through the 9th. Please join us at Cintermex, Monterrey, MX.  Register here! Permabond manufactures many types of industrial adhesives products to suit the varied needs of a number of different industries and custom formulates to meet specific requirements. Please feel … Continue reading “COMING SOON! EXPO MANUFACTURA”

Rubber bonding – but the type of rubber is unknown…

Often people ask me what I do for a living.  When I tell them I work for an engineering adhesives company, more times than not they stare at me with a vacant look and say “what’s that?, to which I respond “you know, glue, sticks stuff together…” “oh yes, glue…” then they quickly change the … Continue reading “Rubber bonding – but the type of rubber is unknown…”

How to eliminate air from adhesive and remove air from a bond joint

With the exception of Great Aunt Tilly, we don’t exist in a complete vacuum.  Air is everywhere and often finds its way into an adhesive bond joint.  It goes without saying that adhesive bonds better than air – so minimizing or eliminating air bubbles is essential to achieving the strongest bond.  It is also important … Continue reading “How to eliminate air from adhesive and remove air from a bond joint”