What Kinds of Adhesives Do Your Customers Need?
June 2011
Contact Adhesives are complicated.  Flam, Non-Flam, Water-based, Flash....throw in VOCs, regulations,  and safety considerations and we sometimes wonder how our customers can possibly keep all of the choices straight.

This mail is an attempt to cut through some of the clutter and provide you with a basis for understanding your choices in contact adhesives.
Mike Atwater, Lead Chemist at TACC
Mike Atwater, TACC's Lead Chemist, knows a bit about contact adhesives.
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:    



If you have questions about applications for a particular customer, please do not hesitate to click one of the links below, or call us directly.

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Best Regards,

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Margaret Asadoorian
1 800 503 6991
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