Which Glue to Choose PT 2

Continuation to Part 1 Which Glue to Choose

Choosing the right glue for the job can often be tricky, even at the best of times. With so many different types of glue on the market—not to mention the virtually endless list of materials you may be wanting to adhere to; knowing which product to use can be challenging to say the least. Here we explore four different adhesives and their characteristics to help you make an educated decision on what adhesive to use for your project.

ANAEROBIC: One-part adhesive that cures only in the absence of air. Designed for locking screws, nuts, bolts and/or retaining bearings.

Characteristics

  • medium cure
  • water-like consistency
  • holds in varied temps 
  • chemical resistance

POLYURETHANE: Superior bonds with minimal surface prep for high performance thermoplastics. Cures via a catalyst, heat or air evaporation.

Characteristics

  • slow cure
  • holds in varied temperatures 
  • strong bond strength
  • chemical resistance
  • honey-like consistency

SILICONE: Silicones are nearly inert to chemicals and have excellent resistance to moisture and weathering.

Characteristics

  • slow cure
  • holds outdoors
  • holds in varied temperatures
  • honey-like consistency
  • chemical resistance
  • weak bond strength
  • can be exposed to water
  • thermal and electricfal properties available

SOLVENT BASED: One-part solvent evaporation system with a rubber or plastic base. Good product for laminating or covering a large surface.

Characteristics

  • medium cure
  • water-like/honey-like consistency
  • strong bond strength
  • chemical resistance
  • holds in varied temperatures

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