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Industrial Adhesives

A huge variety of adhesives used for manufacturing purposes are currently available from manufacturers. Adhesives are classified by either the way they are used or by their chemical type. The strongest adhesives solidify by a chemical reaction while weaker varieties harden by some physical change.

The major classifications are described in the following sections:

 
Industrial Adhesives

 


Selection of Adhesives Based on Substrate Combinations

Acrylic Adhesives

  • Metals
  • Thermoplastics
  • SMC/FRP/RTM
  • Hard wood
  • Primed glass

Urethane Adhesives

  • Prepared metals
  • Thermoplastics
  • SMC/FRP/RTM
  • Foam
  • Wood
  • Primed glass
  • Fabric
  • Prepared rubber
  • Leather

Epoxy Adhesives

  • Prepared metals
  • Thermoplastics
  • SMC/FRP/RTM
  • Foam
  • Wood
  • Primed glass
  • Prepared rubber

Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

  • Metals
  • Thermoplastics
  • Rubber

 


 




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