ISO QMS Certified
"Our Science ... Your Success"

Adhesives

How much is “enough” when it comes to adhesive?

More adhesive isn’t necessarily better when you want an effective bond or seal. Covering the bond surface is the main requirement. The type of adhesive and the bonding environment have a lot to do with how much is “enough” and how much less or extra will cause adhesive failure. Adhesive failure is a common issues when using too much adhesive. Following are some e...

Continue reading “How much is “enough” when it comes to adhesive?“ »

Industrial adhesives Vs Consumer adhesives

What are industrial adhesives? How do they differ from consumer adhesives?  Strictly speaking, industrial adhesives are adhesives that are labeled for industrial use.  Various local and global bodies require industrial adhesives to include specific language on each label based on the chemistry.  With all that is required - it doesn't leave much room for ima...

Continue reading “Industrial adhesives Vs Consumer adhesives“ »

5-minute epoxy – more than the name implies

Recently I received a call for a 5-minute epoxy. In general terms, 5-minute epoxy is used to refer to two-component epoxy that start to set up in around 5 minutes.  But they are not all alike.  Epoxies can vary in viscosity, mix ratio, color, specific gravity, gap fill ability, hardness, elongation, dielectric strength, conductivity, strength, temperature resist...

Continue reading “5-minute epoxy – more than the name implies“ »

Choosing a Structural Adhesive

A structural adhesive is an adhesive that forms a bond which bears a structural load.  Two of the most common types are epoxy adhesives and acrylic adhesives.  Often both types will work for structural metal bonding application.  Choosing the best type of structural adhesive for the application depends on several factors.  Understanding the characteris...

Continue reading “Choosing a Structural Adhesive“ »

Efficient scale up – Adhesive processes

One of the questions our tech team asks engineers seeking an adhesive recommendation is “How many assemblies will you be manufacturing?”  Although from a business perspective this is nice information to have; it is critical information to make an ideal product and process recommendation. Often, the right viscosity, rheology, and set time of a process can be as i...

Continue reading “Efficient scale up – Adhesive processes“ »

Flexible Glue | Flexible Adhesive

"Hello, I'm calling about your new flexible glue."  It isn't surprising that Permabonds' phone is ringing off the hook with people calling to learn more about our new flexible cyanoacrylate adhesives.  They are a true technology breakthrough and are solving design challenges daily.  However, they don't fit every application - that is why Permabond has flexi...

Continue reading “Flexible Glue | Flexible Adhesive“ »

Strong Adhesive – Permabond’s Experience

Over the holidays, I was visiting with a cousin from out of town that was talking about her new job.  I remembered that she had a new job last year too, so I asked her why she changed jobs again.  She said, “I don’t know how you’ve stayed with the same company for 20 years – don’t you get bored?” "Not yet" I said, because this happens to be one of the most i...

Continue reading “Strong Adhesive – Permabond’s Experience“ »

Ethyl Cyanoacrylates

Ethyl Cyanoacrylates One of the most common types of cyanoacrylates used as instant adhesives are ethyl cyanoacrylates.  Years ago, I was told to use methyl cyanoacrylates for metal and ethyl for everything else.  That simple saying served well me for many years.  Permabond 910 was the original methyl cyanoacrylate. It was formulated over 60 years ago and i...

Continue reading “Ethyl Cyanoacrylates“ »

Weld sealant finds new uses in heavy equipment repair

At Permabond we are reminded by our friends in the fire protection industry how valuable our weld sealant is to their work.  At the last AFSA convention, our team was approached by many contractors and fabricators who stopped by our booth just to say thank you for such a valuable product.  So when I glanced at an email that came through from a fire protection contractor...

Continue reading “Weld sealant finds new uses in heavy equipment repair“ »

Plastic Adhesive: Best Adhesives for Bonding Plastic

What is the best adhesive for plastic?  Often the strongest glue for plastic may not be the best adhesive for plastic.  There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best plastic glue.  Obviously bond strength is at the top. For most plastic bonding applications cyanoacrylate adhesives, UV curable adhesives, MMAs, as well as some epoxy and structu...

Continue reading “Plastic Adhesive: Best Adhesives for Bonding Plastic“ »