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Achieving good adhesion not only depends on selecting the right adhesive, but also on implementing the best surface preparation techniques. Regardless of the substrate, proper surface preparation always plays an essential role in achieving strong bonds. This white paper explores the various techniques including degreasing, abrasion, chemical treatments and physical methods.
Silicone adhesive systems have several important performance characteristics that distinguish them from other adhesive families. Learn more about their unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance, and more specialized engineering properties.
Engineers often want to know whether an adhesive is low outgassing or generic. And while there are cases when nothing but a low outgassing product will do, the truth is that many so-called generic adhesives inherently have low outgassing levels. What's more, most bonding, potting, encapsulation and sealing applications don't need to meet a defined outgassing specification.
Dielectric constant, dissipation factor, dielectric strength, surface and volume resistivity are all fundamental electrical properties of epoxies. How they are measured, what values are desirable and how they react to changes in temperature, fillers and other variables are considered in this paper.
Gain a better understanding about glass transition temperature (Tg) and why it is one of many factors to consider for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. In this paper, we explore how temperature impacts the performance of polymers, why glass transition temperature is significant, and how it is measured.
This article provides an overview of the oil and gas industry, from the extraction to its processing, and how epoxies play a vital role in the equipment and devices used in these pursuits. Properties exhibited by epoxy adhesives stand up to the hostile environments encountered in all aspects of the oil and gas industry — upstream, midstream and downstream.