July 21 2021
It is as early as during the initial phase of product assembly development in which an industrial adhesive is already specified by design engineers. This is because assembly experts are always referring back to the use of adhesives to address any potential bottleneck when fine-tuning the product before finally launching it in the market. Most industrial adhesives are widely used in part assembly and bonding almost all types of components. These usually involve aerospace, automotive as well as medical devices. Many industries find them so useful because of their durable and reliable bonding performance, efficiency curing, ease of use, and clean finish.
Moreover, instant adhesive is also perfect for use in areas where using mechanical fasteners is not feasible. Superglue or instant glue is one of the most widely recognized types of industrial adhesive. Others have referred to it as Krazy glue but it is more scientifically called cyanoacrylate. It’s a one-part adhesive that comes in different viscosities from liquid to gel. When used to join two varying substrates, it cures rapidly and forms a rigid thermoplastic, providing excellent adhesion to various joints. Its key ingredient is called acrylic monomer or a kind of liquid adhesive that hardens into solid polymer.
Industrial adhesive such as cyanoacrylate greatly relies on the surface and atmospheric moisture as its main catalyst. This poses a major challenge when applied on a completely dry surface. Curing is an important factor when it comes to choosing the right adhesive for your application. It happens in different ways, depending on the factors involved in the process. For example, for super glue, curing may need to be aided by heat or evaporation while for cyanoacrylate, it is the moisture that helps hasten the curing process. The major hindrance, however, is the particular composition of the substrate but with the correct use of the accelerator, it can be addressed.