Adhesives / Putties
An adhesive is any substance applied to one surface, or both surfaces, of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation.
The use of adhesives offers many advantages over binding techniques such as sewing, mechanical fastening, thermal bonding etc. These include the ability to bind different materials together, to distribute stress more efficiently across the joint, the cost effectiveness of an easily mechanized process, an improvement in aesthetic design, and increased design flexibility. Disadvantages of adhesive use include decreased stability at high temperatures, relative weakness in bonding large objects with a small bonding surface area, and greater difficulty in separating objects during testing. Adhesives are typically organized by the method of adhesion. These are then organized into reactive and non-reactive adhesives, which refers to whether the adhesive chemically react in order to harden.
Our range of putties and adhesives consists of products based on polyester (Crystic), methyl methacrylate (Crestabond), urethane-acrylate (Crestomer), polyurethane (SikaForce & SikaFast) and epoxy (Resoltech & Composite C-Patch). With these type of adhesives many type of materials can be bonded: FRP (composites), metals (even galvanized and zinc plated), plastics (even some polyolefins), wood, stone, concrete, etc.