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PPE-How to protect your skin when working with adhesives

Proper PPE personal protection equipment is described in section 8 of the adhesive SDS.  Basic personal protection from adhesives includes wearing the right gloves and washing your hands with soap and water.  Following are two substitutions in PPE that can do more harm than good. Nitrile gloves are a good choice for most adhesive products. Choose a size that is com...

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What are structural, tough, second generation, & reactive acrylics?

What is the difference between a structural, toughened, second generation, and reactive acrylics? They are all structural acrylics!  Adhesives have so many common and technical names it can be difficult to know how to compare them. Structural adhesives are adhesives that form bonds that can bear a structural load. Generally structural adhesives are epoxy or acrylic...

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Permabond 910 – The original Methyl Cyanoacrylate

  Permabond 910 is the original cyanoacrylate and has been around for over 65 years - and it is still favored by many industries including aerospace and automotive. Over 65 years old and still going strong. It is easy to apply,  bonds most surfaces, contains no solvent and forms strong bonds quickly Instant Bonds!  Apply the adhesive, assembly the com...

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Original adhesive containers only please!

I recently sat in on a meeting regarding redesigning a cap for one of our adhesive products.  I had expected the meeting to be a real snooze.  The real science is the adhesive in the bottle, not the bottle itself – right?  I was surprised at all of the material science and engineering that goes into a new design.  Adhesive packaging for optimum shelf life, safety, e...

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High Temp resistant adhesives which withstand paint-bake processes

Often adhesives are not considered suitable candidates for joining structural assemblies that need to go through a paint-bake or stoving process due to the brief exposure to high temperature (around 200°C / 390°F for 10-15 minutes). However, there are many temperature resistant adhesives which can resist these conditions for this brief duration - providing the joint is ...

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Metal bonding epoxy adhesives are some of the strongest glue for metal

          We are often asked “What is the strongest glue for metal to metal?”  For most applications the strongest metal glue is one part metal bonding epoxy also known as heat activated epoxy (heat curing epoxy).  Typical bond strengths of three adhesive types are compared below. Strongest metal glue? Adhesive Type ...

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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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When is a bargain adhesive really a bargain?

When is a bargain adhesive really a bargain? I am a bargain shopper!  Over the years, I’ve made many mistakes in choosing the ‘bargain’ priced product over the tried and trusted goods. Sometimes the mistake is no big deal – like that off-brand ketchup that no-one liked.  Other times it is more painful – the loss of the favorite blouse because the gene...

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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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