With Araldite industrial adhesives, bonding or chemical joining as it is sometimes called, offers engineers a solution that withstands the stresses of use over time and does not suffer from the kind of degradation that affects mechanical fixings.
Affinity with a wide range of materials
When components are bonded, the adhesive first thoroughly wets the surfaces, fills the gaps in between and then starts to polymerize. When hardening is complete it offers a degree of durability and longevity through the chemical reaction and an affinity to a wide range of materials, both traditional and new.
Araldite industrial adhesives bond and seal
An effective bond is achievable when used with dissimilar materials which may vary in composition, modulus and coefficients of thermal expansion and thickness. The continuous adhesive interface delivered by the use of Araldite Industrial Adhesives not only produces a strong bond but also forms a seal. The joint is consequently both leak proof and far less susceptible to the ageing effects of weathering or exposure to adverse operating conditions such as chemicals or extremes of temperature.
Resist adverse operating conditions
The resistance of bonded joints to their operating environment should always be considered in the choice of Araldite adhesive for any particular application to match properties of the polymer from which the adhesive is made to the specific requirement, for example, reaction to oxidising agents or solvents.
This same process can also provide an electrically insulating barrier between the surfaces which will reduce the effect of corrosion caused when bonding different metals.
Bonded structures, in addition, are less prone to physical breakdown through stress fractures and fatigue.