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     Adhesives and sealants are distributed and applied in an immature state. They do not reach their full potential until they undergo a process called polymerization. Commonly called curing or crosslinking, polymerization is a physical or chemical change that alters material properties. Typically, this change hardens the substance and in the case of adhesives, results in a tougher, more resilient material with greater bonding capabilities.

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     Changes in temperature alter the physical properties of all materials including adhesives. To make sure your adhesive solution will maintain its bond under temperature changes, write down the coldest and warmest temperatures you expect your product to face and ask your adhesive supplier to match that temperature range. Be sure to discuss how quickly these temperature extremes will be reached. Moving from one extreme temperature to the other and back is called temperature cycling ...

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     Adhesives will be exposed to chemicals throughout their working lives. The likely chemicals vary from industry to industry but common exposures include water, oil, gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, alcohol and other solvents. Adhesives are available that will resist any or all of these liquids but remember ...

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Most of the time when people talk about the strength of an adhesive they are really talking about a specific type of strength called tensile strength. Tensile strength refers to resistance against forces pulling a material directly apart. Such strain could result in a failure perpendicular to the applied forces. However, it is necessary to consider what other types of strength may be required ...

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   Many adhesive amateurs are intimidated by the prospect of misjudging the strength needed for an adhesive joint and instinctively request the strongest bond every time. Don’t make this mistake. Remember that adhesives, just like other tools, offer rewards when you use the best tool for the job. For example: using an adhesive with moderate strength will allow the end user or repair technicians to disassemble your product which can be an important feature and may add value to your design.

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