Naturally occurring Adhesive-like substances have existed for thousands of years in various forms. However, it wasn’t until the 20th Century that the use of Adhesives began to really increase. It was also during the 1900s that synthetically developed Adhesives became commonly used.
Modern Adhesives come in a variety of forms, such as Glue, Cement and Paste. They are typically used to bond two surfaces permanently together. The finishing result being a bond that is strong, reliable and durable.
Types of Adhesive:
There are many different types of Adhesive that can bond most surfaces, and are used in a wide variety of applications within many industries. The most commonly used, include:
Synthetic Resin – Suitable for woodwork, Synthetic Resins are ideal because they create a strong bond that is resistant against water, making it ideal for areas that are likely to endure moisture or rainfall.
Epoxy Resin – A waterproof adhesive, Epoxy Resin is commonly used to bond a wide range of applications including Plastics, as well as metal-based products such as Electrical peripherals.
Contact Adhesive – Suitable for use with a variety of materials including fabric and polystyrene.
Acrylic Cement – Ideal for bonding some types of plastic, particularly Acrylic. The Cement works by literally melting the plastic, allowing the two plastic surfaces to blend into one another.
Wood, Paper & Fibre Adhesive – A highly versatile Adhesive, this is ideal for bonding together a wide range of applications from packaging to woodwork. It is popular because it is non-toxic, is easy to use and clean if needed.