Organic or inorganic chemical compound for joining components. Requires clean surface compatible with the adhesive.
Acrylic adhesives and acrylate adhesives provide excellent environmental resistance and fast-setting times when compared to other resins systems. They are created by polymerizing acrylic or methylacrylic acids through a reaction with a suitable catalyst.
Anaerobic adhesives and anaerobic sealants cure in the absence of air or oxygen.
Cement, concrete and mortar are polymer or cement-based binders, compounds or aggregate mixtures for joining components and forming structures.
Conductive compounds provide an electrically and/or thermally conductive path between components.
Cyanoacrylate adhesives are one-part acrylate adhesives that cure instantly on contact with mated surfaces through a reaction with surface moisture. Cyanoacrylates are often called super glues.
Encapsulants and potting compounds are resins or adhesives that are used to encapsulate circuit boards and semiconductors, fill containers of electronic components, and infiltrate electrical coils. They provide environmental protection, electrical insulation and other specialized characteristics.
Epoxy adhesives are chemical compounds for joining components. They require clean surfaces and are valued for their toughness and resistance to chemical and environmental damage.
Hot melt adhesives are solvent-free chemical compounds that are used to join materials. They can be repeatedly softened by heat and hardened or set by cooling, allowing parts to be removed or repositioned during assembly.
Industrial adhesives consist of hot melt adhesives, epoxy adhesives, polyurethane adhesives, sealants, thermoset adhesives, UV curing adhesives, silicon adhesives, acrylic adhesives and other related industrial products.
Laminating adhesives and composite resins are cured using heat and/or heat and pressure.
Phenolic, melamine and formaldehyde resins are thermosetting adhesives that offer strong bonds and good resistance to high temperatures.
Polymer concrete and mortar are binders, compounds, and aggregate mixtures that use epoxy, polyester, vinyl ester or other polymer resin bonds. They cure or set through chemical reactions, thermoset bonds, and multiple component binder systems.
Polysulphide adhesive resins and sealants provide a flexible and chemically resistant adhesive or sealant.
Polyurethane adhesives and sealants provide excellent flexibility, impact resistance, and durability. They are available in one-part or two-part systems.
Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and contact adhesives adhere to most surfaces with very slight pressure. They are available in solvent and latex or water-based forms.
Rubber adhesives and sealants are highly flexible, natural or synthetic materials that are used to join components or fill gaps between seams or on surfaces.
Silicone adhesives and sealants have a high degree of flexibility and a very high temperature resistance (up to 600° F), but lack the strength of other epoxy or acrylic resins.
Specialty adhesives, sealants and compounds are specialized and/or proprietary products with unique chemistries, cure technologies and/or compositions.
Specialty cement, concrete and mortar contain specialized binders such as K silicate, calcium aluminate, sulfur, and oxysulfate or polymer resins. They cure or set through film drying (air setting), chemical reactions, thermoset bonds, hydraulic bonds, hot melting, and multiple component binder systems.
Thermal compounds and thermal interface materials form a thermally conductive layer on a substrate, between components or within a finished product.
Thermoset adhesives are crosslinked polymeric resins that are cured using heat and/or heat and pressure. They are used for high load assemblies and in severe service conditions.
Thread lockers and retainers render threaded fasteners immovable. They are used mainly with devices that are subject to transverse and axial loads that may lead to vibrational loosening.
UV curing adhesives use ultraviolet (UV) light or other radiation sources to initiate curing, which allows a permanent bond without heating.
Waxes and wax compounds are high molecular weight organic materials similar to fats and oils, except waxes are solid at room temperature (melting point above 45 C). Waxes are used in sealers, polishes, inks, lubricants, binders and investment casting.