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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 protected from the adhesive. Once the adhesive has cur...

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Removing Cured & Uncured Industrial Adhesives

Industrial adhesives are usually designed to offer the strongest bond and the best environmental resistance possible, so cleaning up and adhesive removal can be a monumental challenge!  In every case, it is important to consult the relevant safety datasheet for both the adhesive and cleaning agent, to ensure adequate personal protection (such as gloves, safety glasses an...

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Permabond Adhesives – From Super Sonic to Super Solar

In 1998 Permabond sponsored the THRUST SSC car which broke the land speed record and officially broke the sound barrier at 763 mph.  So why are we so excited that this year we are sponsoring a car with a top speed of a little over 1/10th of that? The THRUST SSC gas mileage is listed at 4.8 US gallons per second (18 litres per second) or in conventional terms its fuel ...

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Do adhesives melt at high temperature?

…depends on the type of adhesive is the quick answer to that one… Adhesive users are often under the false impression that all adhesives melt at high temperature. While thermoplastic adhesives do melt or reflow at high temperature, thermoset adhesives do not.  Examples of thermoplastic adhesives include hotmelt adhesives such as used on cardboard boxes or the litt...

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Adhesive & Sealants: Safe De-Bonding and Removal

We often fall into thinking – if a little adhesion is good, more is better.  This isn’t the case with many applications.  Adhesives and sealants are available in a variety of formulations to provide the desired amount of strength when needed, and means for de-bonding when needed.  Examples include removable threadlockers and very flexible form in place gaskets whic...

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Adhesive removal

Understanding how to remove or break down an adhesive bond is important, whether to clean up a spill, to disassemble a unit for repair, or simply to know what will cause the bond to fail to avoid bond failure. (more…)

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