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KNOWLEDGE — INNOVATION — SOLUTIONS
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)

Strong, fast, and durable instant adhesives for multiple purposes.

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HOT MELT ADHESIVES
HOT MELT ADHESIVES

Fast, cost-effective, versatile, and reliable hot-melt adhesive bonds.

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UV CURING ADHESIVES
UV CURING ADHESIVES

Light-cured adhesives for strength and longer lifetimes.

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STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE
STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE

Maximum Tensile and Shear Strength in non-solvent and solvent-based technologies.

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EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND
EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND

UL approved products in a variety of ratios and viscosities.

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SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS
SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS

Tough, Resilient, Flexible, High temperature resistant, MIL-spec and ASTM specifications available.

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DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
DISPENSING EQUIPMENT

Soft-squeeze bottles, UV Curing equipment, robots and semi-automatic adhesive dispensing systems.

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2020-06-23
Top Tips to Follow When Applying Adhesive Accelerators

Top Tips to Follow When Applying Adhesive Accelerators

There’s no questioning the utility cyanoacrylates have to offer as powerful adhesives. While most cyanoacrylates are perfectly capable of bonding materials on their own - there exist certain circumstances that require the use of an adhesive accelerator to get the job done. In these instances, it’s best advised to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. But generally, there are a few useful tips to follow when applying accelerators. In today’s blog we discuss 3 top tips to follow when applying accelerators. Read on for more.

What is an adhesive accelerator?

 

The first step to ensuring proper application of your accelerator is to have a basic understanding of what it is. As its name suggests accelerators are used to fasten the cure time - which is a desirable physical trait for situations that require tight deadlines. However, in some instances using an accelerator can negatively affect bond strength - weakening the bond.

 

What are some steps you can take to ensure better application?

 

Wear Protective Gloves

 

Wearing the proper protective clothing can smoothen the application process. Wearing quality polyethylene gloves will protect your hands from coming into direct contact with the adhesive and accelerator agents. Try to avoid wearing clothing like leather and wool as cyanoacrylates have been known to cause exothermic reactions. 

 

Check Environment

 

Before application, it’s best advised to ensure your workspace and surrounding environment is clean and offers adequate ventilation. The last thing you want is for miscellaneous items lying around to accidentally bond to your project. Ventilation is also important, as often is it the case that the chemical agents used in the accelerator and adhesive can result in chemical evaporation - which can lead to potential health risks after long-term exposure. 

 

Even Application 

 

Finally, it’s important to ensure even application of your adhesive accelerator. It must be applied to the surface of the material you are looking to adhere. Depending on the type of accelerator product you have, there are different dispensing options available. It’s best advised to follow the instructions laid out by the manufacturer to ensure optimal results.


 


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