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Goodfellow has introduced a range of time-saving adhesive kits that contain the adhesive systems, consumables and technical information needed for successfully bonding a variety of materials, including ceramics and glass. “From the beginning, our objective in developing the kits has been to offer customers carefully selected and tested adhesive systems they can use efficiently and with confidence on specified metals, plastics, ceramics and certain porous materials,” said Stephen Aldersley, managing director. “By providing customers with the right adhesive system and technical information for successful bonding, we’re helping them streamline an adhesive selection and testing process that could otherwise take many hours.”
Kit 1 offers a multi-purpose adhesive system with long working life. Based on an epoxy adhesive system, this kit is particularly recommended for use with ferrous metals, aluminum, copper, zinc, galvanized metal, ceramics, wood, PA/PS foams and PU foams. It is also suitable for acrylics, polycarbonate, GRP/SMC/GRE thermoset components, rubber, glass, quartz and precious stones.
Based on a methacrylate adhesive system, Kit 2 is particularly recommended for use with ferrous metals, aluminum, copper, zinc, galvanized metal, ceramics, wood, PA/PS foams and PU foams. It is also suitable for copper, GRP/SMC/GRE thermoset components, rubber, glass, quartz and precious stones.
Kit 3 is based on a flexible polyurethane adhesive system and is particularly recommended for use with ABS/PVC, acrylics/polycarbonate, glass/quartz and plastics. It is also suitable for ferrous metals, aluminum, copper, GRP/SMC/GRE thermoset components, composites, PA/PS foams, PU foams and rubber.
Each kit contains a carefully selected and tested adhesive system developed for specific applications, plus a range of items (cartridge gun, static mixer, surface preparation kit) recommended to ensure good bonding results. A technical report, compiled by Goodfellow’s adhesive and polymer consultant in conjunction with TWI Ltd., includes information on surface preparation, dispensing and application, instructions on how to use the kits, and the results achieved using specific test samples.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goodfellow.com. TWI’s website is located at www.twi.co.uk.