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Mould Part 1: Is it really that bad?

So, what exactly is mould?

Mould is a naturally occurring microscopic organism that is a vital part of nature’s recycling system. It destroys whatever it grows on as it feeds on and digests it. Mould can spread either by extension of tiny root hairs called hyphae, or it produces spores (tiny...

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Technical Insight 010: Application matters

Selecting the right adhesive for your application can be difficult, with many different factors that must be considered at the outset. Whilst the type of application influences which type of adhesive should be used - 2k, 1k, flexible, rigid, tape, etc - how it is applied is equally as important....

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Technical insight 009: Cartridge Wastage

Tired of running out of cartridges even after working out how many you thought you'd need? Not only is this annoying and time consuming, but it’s also avoidable.

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Technical insight 008: The Significance of Temperature

As Winter marches on, you might want to keep a close eye on outside temperature. The temperature of both environment and substrate can cause havoc with cure speed when bonding or sealing. For every 8°C drop in temperature, the cure time doubles and likewise for every 8°C increase in temperature,...

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Technical Insight 007: UV stability - Protecting your most valuable assets

The effects of ultraviolet radiation on vehicles can be seen daily on our roads. The most obvious example is the fading visible on red vehicles such as Post office vans. Whilst all colours are affected by UV, the effects on red and orange materials are most severe. As all industries strive to...

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Technical Insight 006: The True Cost of Corrosion

When we ask our customers in commercial vehicle manufacturing what their biggest challenges are, corrosion is always mentioned - corrosion of the chassis, side and body panels, or a breakdown of paint and powder coatings and so forth. It costs the industry billions of pounds every year in...

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Technical Insight 005: The significance of jaw separation speeds when testing adhesives using a Tensometer

In ensuring all our products are perfectly suited to their end use there are a number of factors we consider.

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Technical insight 004: Temperature Resistance of Adhesives

Elevated temperatures have long been recognised as the number one enemy of organic adhesives, degrading their efficiency in a number of ways. There are two main reactions that cause a breakdown of bond strength at elevated temperature – thermal oxidation and pyrolysis.

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