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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”

Adhesives that withstand reflow soldering

In today’s world, electrical engineers are charged with the challenging task of precisely filling an already densely populated PCB with even more components.  Environmental regulations that have driven the industry to lead free technologies have added even more frustration to the mix. Solder temperatures increased from 183 deg C to 217 deg C with certain … Continue reading “Adhesives that withstand reflow soldering”

Destructive Testing of Adhesive Bonds

Did you ever have one of those Monday mornings where you just wanted to throw something at the wall?  Rip things apart?  Smash things on concrete?  Light something on fire?  Irradiate something? At Permabond, we don’t wait for Monday morning – we break things every day! Destructive testing is not only essential to understanding adhesion … Continue reading “Destructive Testing of Adhesive Bonds”

Adhesive for silk screen mesh bonding

Silk screen mesh bonding can be carried out quickly and effectively with cyanoacrylate adhesive and if necessary, a cyanoacrylate activator. The process is simple and will have a screen print frame up and running again in a relatively short time compared with some other mesh bonding adhesives. Silk screen mesh is normally made of woven … Continue reading “Adhesive for silk screen mesh bonding”