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How to remove cyanoacrylate adhesive?

As we discussed here, there are three basic ways to remove adhesive. Mainly, dissolving, heating, and stress. To remove cyanoacrylate adhesive most effectively, a combination of all three ways may be used.  The deciding factors on which is most appropriate are: What are the surfaces bonded? How much time do you have? On many surfaces, soaking the adhesive in warm ...

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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 for no mess adhesive use that provide 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 adhes...

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Removing Cured & Uncured Industrial Adhesives

How to Remove Adhesive Industrial adhesives are usually designed to offer the strongest bond and the best environmental resistance possible, so determining the best way to remove adhesive that has been cured 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...

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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 liters 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 temperatures, thermoset adhesives do not.  Examples of thermoplastic adhesives include hotmelt adhesives such as used on cardboard boxes or the littl...

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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 ...

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Adhesive removal

Understanding appropriate adhesive removal techniques 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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