Adhesive System Inc. is an adhesive manufacturer with the answers

The way we live has created an increasing demand on new consumer products this is what drives adhesive manufacturers to continually develop and improve their products. For all intents and purpose there are only two kinds of adhesives; chemically curing and pressure sensitive. However, within these two categories there are many classifications. The way adhesives cure, or the chemistry type, even the application an adhesive will be used for are types of classification. The emergence of the chemical industry and synthetic polymers has enabled the adhesive manufacturers to develop a wide range of bonding agents making way for more flexibility of the products thus leading to a variety of applications.

There are developments with adhesives that have properties allowing them to work in conjunction with mechanical fasteners and welds. In some cases, even replace the fastener. The driving force behind this demand is that manufacturers have discovered the advantages of such adhesives; reduced weight, sealing capabilities, a reduced part count on assembly lines, as well as improved fatigue and corrosion resistance to name a few.

As mentioned earlier, there are two basic types of adhesives; chemical curing and pressure sensitive. Chemical curing bonds use reactive materials that require chemicals to convert them from a liquid to a solid. Once cured these glues provide high strength and flexibility to ridged bond lines. Within this type there are two categories: single component (i.e. cyanoacrylate) and two- component (i.e. most epoxy).

Pressure sensitive bonds have a special property unique from other adhesives. They do not solidify. The bond remains viscous. Whenever this type of polymer is touched it will always feel tacky to the touch and look wet. Bringing the adhesive film in contact with the substrate and applying pressure, forms the adhesion. A typical use for this would be to hold gaskets in place.

It’s important to understand the characteristics of the substrate you wish you bond in order to choose the best bonding material. Each surface has its own properties and some agents will not work well with these properties. For example CAs are great for glass, but less effective for pottery.

A good understanding by your design team of the materials they’re working with is a must. Being aware of the molecular reactions between a substrate’s surface and the adhesive is very important. Many structural engineering programs are now placing an emphasis on their students having a working knowledge of adhesive/substrate reactions. As adhesive manufacturers develop newer products, the working knowledge of polymers for structural engineers will be even more paramount.

There may be, in existence, an adhesive that will work well with your demands. However there may not be, in which case, some adhesive manufacturers can design one especially for your needs.

Adhesive Systems Inc is a general and custom manufacturer of adhesives and sealants. With over 20 years in the industry, they have proven themselves to be an innovating and leading company. They have developed custom products for a wide spectrum of industry. No adhesive problem is insurmountable for them.

Adhesive Systems is an ISO certified company. You can rest assured that the products you get from them are of the highest standard of quality in the industry.

Customer service is unparallel to any service you can get from anyone else in the industry. We are available to answer any of your technical questions. We are very efficient in our production located in the United States and we have distributors throughout the United States and Globally.

Whatever your bonding needs, whatever questions you might have about adhesives and sealants, their applications or manufacturing, Adhesive Systems Inc. has the answers. Please contact us for adhesive information by email to: or by telephone at: 1-877-740-1257 x20.