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Plasma surface functionalisation for improved structural bonding of plastics

4 July 2017 adhesives

Thinking about improved structural bonding of plastics? Plastics are usually characterised by inert surfaces with surface energies between 20 and 40 mN/m. In order to wet a surface, however, the surface energy of the polymer must exceed the one of the paint, ink or the adhesive. This condition can be achieved through a plasma treatment […]

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Seminar: Choosing an Adhesive @ The Engineering Materials Show, Derby

25 May 2017 adhesives

We will be sharing our knowledge of adhesives next week on Friday 2nd June 2017 in a seminar entitled The Art and Science of Choosing a Structural Adhesive at The Engineering Materials Show, Derby. The seminar, delivered by Peter Swanson, will focus on how to choose and evaluate the best adhesives from the increasing number […]

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Adhesive for automotive composite assembly

29 March 2017 adhesives

Our partners L&L Products joined a top automotive composite customer to work on a solution to bond a rear spoiler made from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) using a structural adhesive. The rear spoiler consists of a relatively complex design and multiple parts needing to be assembled into one high quality end product. Not only were there […]

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Versatile, general purpose, industrial epoxy adhesives available next day

14 March 2017 adhesives

IRS 2111 All-Purpose Epoxy Adhesive and IRS 2112 Fast Curing General Purpose Epoxy Adhesive are versatile and simple to use two part industrial epoxy adhesives which can be used for bonding, sealing and structural support applications. They are supplied in convenient side by side syringe cartridges for efficient mixing and application, and are supported by […]

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Side-by-side syringe cartridges – dispensing two part adhesives

3 March 2017 adhere academy

Some of the two-part adhesives, sealants and other materials we supply are packaged in side-by-side syringe cartridges. In this packaging, the materials are already pre-measured in the correct ratio, saving time and material handling. The correct amounts of material are fed into a static mixing nozzle, which ensures thorough mixing whilst no air is introduced. The entire cartridge does […]

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Transparent adhesive Araldite 2028-1

15 February 2017 adhesives

Araldite 2028-1 is a transparent, two-part polyurethane adhesive developed by Huntsman Advanced Materials for the bonding of a wide range of plastic and metal materials across a multitude of applications: Automotive: Turn signals, brake lights, mirrors LED industrial lighting Sport: Surfboards, equis, recreational boats Advertising Sector: Stands, advertising panels, logos, signage Electronics: Encapsulation of electronic […]

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