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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? Food grade epoxy and...

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Appliance Design Article

Check out Permabond's article in Appliance Design - a massive thank you and congratulations to Permabond Inside Sales Supervisor, Jo-Ann Hohl, for having her article published.

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UV7141 adhesive forms clear, high strength, moisture resistant bonds

Permabond Dual Cure UV7141 adhesive offers clear, high strength bonds with excellent moisture and humidity resistance Permabond UV7141 is a UV/anaerobic adhesive – it can be cured in seconds with a UV light but will also cure in shadow areas like an anaerobic adhesive (so absence of oxygen and presence of a metallic surface). It combines the benefits of both adhesive...

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Permabond Opens New Manufacturing Plant and R&D Centre

Permabond Engineering Adhesives Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of its new manufacturing facility and adhesive research and development centre in Winnall, Hampshire, UK. The new site is dedicated to the development and production of specialist structural acrylic and epoxy adhesives.  This is great news for the European manufacturing industry which has suffered hug...

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New Permabond Website Goes Live!

Please check out Permabond's new website at The new easy-to-navigate site has a helpful chat function for customers requiring immediate assistance -trained technical advisors are online and available to answer questions straightaway. The site has been improved and updated with interactive literature selectors for product technologies and markets. It wil...

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How Cyanoacrylate Adhesives Have Improved

There are various reasons why cyanoacrylate adhesives have grown in popularity despite their relatively higher cost per unit. First, cyanoacrylate adhesives are one-compound adhesives, so they are ready to use. They cure and bond very quickly when applied or pressed into a thin layer between two substrates. And they create a strong bond between different surfaces. Addi...

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Scientists Develop New Bio-Adhesive Polymer

Scientists working at the University of New South Wales have recently developed a new laser-activated bio-adhesive polymer. The new polymer, known as SurgiLux, is derived from chitin, a substance found in the cell walls of fungi or in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans. Chitin is a component that, when exposed to light, acts in SurgiLux to create low-energy bo...

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New Adhesive Breakthrough Based on Gecko Toes

Scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara have developed a reusable dry adhesive by studying the mechanics of Gecko toes. Kimberly Turner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the university, said that they had been working on the issue for almost eight years. Turner said that the gecko’s use of Van der Waals forces interested scientists because of...

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Improving Strength in Commercial Epoxy Adhesives

When it comes to commercial epoxy adhesives, adding a polyurethane segment into epoxy polymers can improve heat resistance and strength. Generally, epoxy adhesives are suitable for applications that demand solvent resistance, resistance at very high temperatures and rigidity. Polyurethane adhesives are suitable for applications that require adjustable cure rates, low-t...

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Demand for Adhesives and Sealants Driven by Developing Markets

A recent report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. has forecasted that growth for adhesives and sealants will be driven by developing markets in the coming years. Countries such as China, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and India represent key areas for demand growth in the future. Developed markets such as Japan, Europe, and the US remain major markets, with Europe curre...

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