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Adhesives


The technology of gluing things together has been around for hundreds of years. Even simple products like flour and water, tree resin and animal products have been used to glue. Today, there are many types of adhesives for all sorts of jobs.

Modern day adhesives are generally drawn from the class of materials known as 'polymers', 'plastics' or 'synthetic resins'.

They have the limitations of that class. They are not as strong as metals. (The increased surface contact area provided by the bonded joints offsets the difference.) With increasing temperature the bond strength decreases, and the strain properties of the adhesive move from elastic to plastic. This transition is usually in the temperature range 70-180C°: the transition temperature depends on the particular adhesive.

If you have ‘ploughed’ through all of the forgoing and it all seems a little confusing or you were wanting further explanation - prices - or advice — please feel free to call us — for your convenience there is a ‘contact us‘ email form you can forward on.

 

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