Specialized adhesive formulations have been developed that are characterized by outstanding abrasion resistance. Abrasion resistance refers to the ability of an adhesive to resist wearing due to contact with another surface. Wearing occurs when a hard rough surface slides across a softer surface, usually the adhesive material, causing the undesired removal of material from the surface.
Classification of Surface Abrasion
Surface abrasion may be classified in three different ways: wear, scuffing and fatigue. These actions include the deterioration of material from a solid surface by the recurrent movement of another surface, the scraping of a surface and the stressing of adhesive material repeatedly, respectively.
When countering these stresses, adhesive performance depends on the intrinsic formulation properties of the adhesive system, the localized film thickness of the adhesive, as well as the adhesion properties of the system to the specific substrate. Master Bond specializes in the development of epoxies, urethane modified epoxies and UV cure systems that protect against wear and corrosion in industrial environments.
Common Applications for Abrasion Resistant Adhesives
Our abrasion resistant polymers are frequently used in a wide range of applications, such as:
- Pump casings
- Slurry lines
- Vibrating screens
- Valve bodies
UV curable hard-coats provide a durable protective coating to protect glass, metals and plastics against shallow cut marks.
Most Popular Abrasion Resistant Epoxies
- Two part, room temperature curing, urethane modified epoxy with excellent flexibility and abrasion resistance. Can be used as an adhesive, sealant or coating. Features high bond strength to similar and dissimilar substrates.
- Two part, room temperature curing, silica filled epoxy with outstanding wear resistance. Superb chemical resistance.
- Extra hard, abrasion resistant UV curable coating for plastic substrates. One part, no mix system. Superb optical clarity. High resistance to staining and many common chemicals.