Introduction to Epoxy Adhesives
Adhesives are well known for being great alternatives to the traditionally used mechanical fasteners. Adhesives allow the joining of dissimilar substrates as well as help meet key design requirements including long term durability, outstanding environmental resistance and cleaner aesthetics. The Devcon range of epoxy adhesives, sometimes referred to as epoxy glue, includes a comprehensive range of products that meet the most extreme requirements.
Devcon epoxy adhesives are available in a variety of curing times to suit the desired workflow. They have good temperature resistance as well as excellent chemical resistance. There is even a Devcon epoxy for bonding wet environments or under water as bonding with adhesive in water is a unique but important application.
Industrial adhesives play an important role in wide range of manufacturing processes. Among the wide range of adhesive types, epoxy adhesives remain very versatile and indispensable materials. They are extensively used in sectors as aerospace, automotive, heavy industry, construction, maintenance, and repair, and marine. With outstanding mechanical properties and high bonding strength, epoxies can be used to fixture a wide range of materials from metal to glass. Epoxies have the ability to work in the harshest environments as they can be designed to withstand extreme temperature ranges, dynamic vibrations, and chemical exposure.
Epoxy adhesives can be found in both one and two part mix ratio systems, where they both contain a resin and hardener. When mixed, or cured, they undergo a chemical reaction that creates a strong and durable bond. With a combination of heat, chemical and weather resistance, and high bonding strengths, epoxy adhesive protective coatings are ideal for a variety of applications.
New formulations continue to evolve, addressing specific requirements like flexibility, rapid curing, and environmental friendliness.
There are a wide range Devcon epoxy adhesives that can be selected based on the specific application needs: Devcon 1 Minute Epoxy Gel for fast fixturing or Devcon 2 Ton® Epoxy for tough and durable applications. The Devcon two part liquid epoxy adhesives and protective coatings can be easily applied manually or with various standard dispensing equipment. Devcon can be applied on vertical surfaces without sagging, as seen with Devcon 5 Minute® Epoxy Gel. For chemical resistance Devcon Epoxy Plus 25, Devcon HP 250, and Devcon Epoxy Coat™ 7000 AR are flexible and resist to glycols, oils, mineral spirits, and a variety of other chemicals.
When choosing an epoxy adhesive or protective coating for your application, Devcon adhesives are the solutions to consider as they are designed to adhere to a variety of substrates (with minimum surface preparation) and in the most extreme situations.
Contact ITW Performance Polymers Technical Services for help choosing the best epoxy adhesive for your unique situation. Our engineers and technicians have deep application knowledge and are dedicated to providing solutions to your challenges.
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