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Consistent Cure – Flexible Adhesives – MS Polymers & Modified Epoxies

MS Polymers & Modified Epoxies are Flexible Adhesives which are: Paintable Non-corrosive Fast – Quick Tack Free Time Suitable for a Variety of Substrates Primer Free Weather Resistant - No Cracking or Splitting Easy to Apply Versatile - Use in Most Weather Conditions Single Component MS Polymers MS Polymers are flexible adhesives that cure with moi...

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Factors Affecting UV-Cure

UV-curable adhesives are single-part  products which cure in seconds when exposed to UV-light. They are normally optically clear for “invisible” bonding of glass and certain plastics and cure to form a high-strength, non-yellowing bond.  They are convenient to use by hand or on fully automated high-speed production lines  due to their rapid on-demand cure mecha...

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Troubleshooting – Operator Influence

Even in highly automated processes, machinery operators can still have a sizeable influence on the success and effectiveness of their machinery’s operation. However clear and well-written an instruction manual may be, wherever humans are involved, there is always going to be room for variation, making it important to find ways for various operators to be on the same pag...

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How do I avoid stress cracks when bonding plastics?

Stress cracks occur when the short-term mechanical strength of a plastic is subjected to adverse forces. Reducing or preventing stress cracks is accomplished with a careful design of compatible substrates and consistent manufacturing and assembly processes. There are several areas to consider when looking for the cause of stress cracks in plastic components. Manuf...

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How do I prevent white powdery residue when using instant adhesives?

Frosting – Blooming – Chlorosis – Whatever you call it, we all recognize it as the unattractive white stuff that can sometimes occur when using instant adhesives. The residue is a byproduct of the cure process of the adhesive. Once the monomer is in vapor form, it will react with moisture in the air, cure, and settle on the surface around the bond area. (more&h...

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Help! I’ve got air in the bond line!

The troubleshooting process begins with a thorough knowledge of the processes leading up to, and including, the application of the adhesive. There are many possible causes for failure of bonded components. Before suspecting air in the bond line as the source of failure, double check the adhesive selection, the application process and the working environment. Make any n...

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How do I achieve desired threadlocker and pipesealant strength?

There are two main things to consider when troubleshooting a threaded adhesive application that isn’t performing to specs. Correct Adhesive Selection Proper Adhesive Application (more…)

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