Specially Formulated Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings for Chemical Resistance

Master Bond chemical resistant systems offer resistance to a number of different chemicals. These compounds are used in chemical processing plants, chemical piping and tanks, medical devices and many other applications. Master Bond can custom formulate a chemical resistant system designed to meet specific application requirements.

Master Bond Chemical Resistant Systems

Master Bond’s extensive product line of chemical resistant adhesives includes:

Chemical Resistance Chart for Coatings and Tank Linings

Master Bond’s Extensive Database of Chemical Immersion Tests

Rather than trust unreliable short-term test data, Master Bond relies on its unique database of long-term chemical immersion tests. Some of these immersion tests have lasted over ten years. The expansive data that Master Bond has accumulated over this time period covers a large combination of adhesives and chemicals, including acids, bases, solvents, water, alcohol and sterilants.

Key Parameters to Evaluate in Selecting Chemically Resistant Adhesives and Sealants

Master Bond is a leading formulator of a wide variety of epoxies, epoxy modified polysulfides, UV curable compounds, and fluoro-silicones for chemical resistant bonding/sealing applications. Each of these liquid polymeric systems is engineered to possess unique characteristics and is employed for distinct service conditions. To ensure reliable, consistent, repeatable, long-lasting performance testing of the most suitable product is critical to determine its ability to withstand the exact environment it will be subjected to in operation. This analysis should be conducted under the identical conditions the adhesive/sealant will encounter in service. This will help prevent failure from swelling, adhesion loss, softening, and erosion. Addressing these issues in advance is highly recommended. Assumptions cannot be made from previous experiences.

Major Factors to Appraise

  • What chemicals are the bonds/seals exposed to?
  • What is the concentration of the chemical solutions?
  • Type of exposure – continuous immersion, intermediate immersion, splash, vapor? Interfacial or direct?
  • Duration of exposure – length of time – long term, short term?
  • What is the temperature at which the exposure occurs?

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