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Category Archives: Adhesives

Aluminum Adhesives – How to bond aluminum with Permabond Adhesives

Permabond is a global company and you will see both British and American spellings of words throughout this site.  For the most part, my colleagues in the UK are very accepting of American spellings -  until it comes to the word aluminum!  In the interest of global peace I’ll use both spellings.  Whether you call it aluminum adhesive or aluminium glue, Permabond has...

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Sourcing Fresh Adhesive

Product not in stock anywhere! You may have asked why some of our adhesives cannot be found in stock at a local distributor location, and that’s a great question! The short answer is Quality Control. The longer answer follows. Permabond manufactures adhesives formulated for engineered designs with strict requirements for performance during and after applica...

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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 conversation. So when someone needs  advice on rubber bonding...

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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 properties – it can...

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About Different Types of Acrylic Adhesives

In the glue biz we use the term acrylic adhesive loosely, and in doing so, we can create some confusion.  There are many types of adhesives based on acrylic chemistry in the form of one and two component adhesives as well as no-mix resin and activator even solvent or water-based adhesives, not to mention a variety of acrylic based pressure sensitive adhesives (tapes).  ...

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Advances in light curing and light curing adhesives

As adhesive manufacturers, we rely on our team of experienced chemists to continue to formulate state of the art products to satisfy our customers’ appetite for innovative materials which reduce manufacturing costs and increase product quality.  The Permabond motto is “Our Science … Your Success”.  We formulate – our customers succeed. When it comes to UV l...

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Two Component Epoxy Adhesive Mix Ratio

What is a mix ratio? The mix ratio of 2 part epoxy adhesive is used to determine the amount of resin and catalyst needed to achieve the listed properties of the epoxy. 2 part epoxy adhesives are often supplied in a dual cartridge with the appropriate mix nozzle to ensure the correct mix ratio and that sufficient mixing occurs simply by dispensing through the nozzle....

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COMING UP! Filtech Exhibition, Cologne

Permabond will be exhibiting at Filtech 11th - 13th October 2016 Kölnmesse, Cologne, Germany Hall 11.1 Stand P14 Visit Permabond at Filtech to learn about the latest adhesive developments for the filter industry. Our technical team are on hand to discuss and recommend adhesives for your filter applications. We hope to see you there!

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Top 4 Ways Bonding Reduces Assembly Cost

As manufacturers we are always looking for the big win / win, which is when you reduce manufacturing costs and at the same time improve product performance.  Often choosing adhesive bonding over mechanical fastening provides the win / win scenario.   REDUCE LABOR COSTS Welding, brazing, and soldering all require professional training and skill, but we all l...

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Pleased to meet you. How do you glue?

Adhesives are quickly becoming the go-to method of lightening (or weight reduction).  Reducing weight has been a goal in transportation for many years.  Many engineers in the transportation industry are well versed in what steps to take to ensure proper adhesive selection.  The benefits of lightening are spreading through many industries. The goal for some industries i...

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