Gluespec Articles

What Are the Differences Between Adhesives and Sealants?

A basic question that many design engineers have when thinking about assembling their products is: What are the differences between adhesives and sealants, which jobs are they best at, and how do I decide which ones to use for which materials and applications?

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Testing the effectiveness of surface treatments

Before an adhesive can be applied, users need to be sure that surfaces have been properly treated to allow for maximum wettability.

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The difference between corona and plasma surface treatments

Surface treatments are often needed when bonding low-surface energy substrates, but confusion between corona and plasma treatments clouds the decision of which process to use.

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Staking materials and properties

Staking has many uses and benefits, but the question of what materials to use is always a top consideration.

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Robotics and Automation in Fluid and Adhesives Dispensing

Automation greatly impacts modern business and personal life, and this is particularly evident in applications involving machines used for dispensing and mixing.

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