Materials Matter: The Importance Avoiding Highly Toxic Materials in Sealants and Adhesives

March 6, 2017

Sealants and adhesives are employed wherever surface parts require a bonding agent. The chemical compounds anchor parts and protect vulnerable materials from corrosive forces. Basically, these tacky substances chemically cement and protect pretty much everything, so they’re found everywhere. Ironically, those same chemicals can cause havoc, both environmentally and locally, unless we avoid the highly […]

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Efficient Use of Materials for Sustainability and Environmental Benefits

February 16, 2017

In the sealants and adhesives industry, strong products deliver superior bonds. Meanwhile, a developing sustainability initiative is addressing other vital issues, problems that go beyond cohesion strength. The goal of this action is to reduce the large environmental footprint we associate with the construction industry. Sealant compound designs already conform to this Green ideology. Can […]

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Adhesive Thickness and Its Random Effects on Tape Applications

February 9, 2017

Bonding studies place adhesive tapes in punishing testing environments, places where adhesion characteristics are pushed to their cohesive limits. The taping material plays a primary role here, with its reinforced backbone providing much-needed strength. Next, the thickness of the adhesive layer complements the tape because its influence is far more active than any semi-flexible material. […]

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Common Causes of Loose Contact in Sealants and Adhesives

January 24, 2017

Sealants exhibit great strength when bond integrity is assured. The stalwart adhesive family is similarly endowed, so both chemical bonding agents should work ten out of ten times, right? Not quite, for there are instances where the curing joint slackens or just forms a relaxed fit. We need to pin down the common causes of […]

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What are Polyurethane Adhesives?

January 9, 2017

Polyurethane adhesives use a series of urethane and carbamate chains to form strong linkages between plastic polymer units, yet there’s no fixed composition inferred here. Instead, the chemical compound is customizable. The central polymer islands work with chain extenders and urethane linkages to deliver incredible bonding strength, but that’s only the beginning, for strong substances […]

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Benefits of Using Eternabond for Non-Pressurized Leaks

December 7, 2016

Eternabond is a specially formulated sealant that’s designed to produce a long-lasting bond, but let’s not undersell the product, for its sealing power is characterized by some extraordinary features. Let’s begin with the microsealant’s aptitude for stoppering non-pressurized leaks. It’s a headlining feature, one where the compound exhibits enough strength to stop seeping water in […]

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What is Viscosity and Why Does it Matter in Glue and Adhesives?

December 1, 2016

The viscosity of an uncured fluid tells a chemical designer a great deal about its qualities. Fundamentally, this gelatinous quality effects everything about the fixative agent, everything from the way it flows to the time it takes to cure. In truth, no sticky stuff worth its name should ever be considered fully formulated unless this […]

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The Importance of Stress Analysis in Circular Cylinders

November 17, 2016

Stress analysis is the art of assessing the strengths and weaknesses that propagate within a material or structure. It’s also a parameter that stands tall in the foam sealant industry, for a reliable seal is expected to withstand conflicting mechanical forces across all three planes of motion. This important feature is sought after when cylinders […]

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The Importance of Adhesive Strength in Mirror Mounting Tapes

November 2, 2016

Sidestep the seven years bad luck adage by evaluating the adhesive strength in mirror mounting tapes. In a technology-dominated global infrastructure, no one believes in bad luck anymore, but why take any chances? On a more serious note, reflective room accents are breakable. Glass panels can break, and they will shatter, so a reliable mounting […]

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Why Green Glue Products Become Necessities in Soundproofing

October 24, 2016

Green glue products are amorphous in shape, but they cure to deliver a sharply clarified list of essential features. They stop loud noises, so their soundproofing credentials are unimpeachable. But, more than this, they also put this once expensive enterprise within arm’s reach of every homeowner. Consequently, soundproofing technology no longer belongs solely to recording […]

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