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What Are Some of the Advantages of Contact Adhesives?
Speed: Using solvent-based adhesives, a panel may be completed and machined in as little as 10 minutes by hand methods, and in as little as 2 minutes by automated equipment.
Versatility:Laminates may be bonded to complete furniture structures where sustained clamping pressure would be impossible. Small surfaces, irregular shapes and curved surfaces can be easily and quickly bonded.
Equipment:For most contact adhesives, no presses are required. No long setting period is necessary.
Resistance:Contact bond adhesives are water resistant, oil resistant and grease resistant.
Bonding:Contact bond adhesives bond well to many surfaces.
What Are The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Contact Adhesives?
You know you need *some* kind of contact adhesive, but you aren't sure whether to go for Flam, non-Flam, Flash, or Waterborne. Here are the relative advantages and disadvantages of using each: