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Our Tech Briefs are one-page articles in Adobe™ Portable Document Format (PDF) that address basic topics related to the selection of coatings and adhesives. For assistance or additional information, please email our Technical Services manager (or use the Contact link above) to discuss the specifics of your needs.

Troubleshooting Heat Activated Adhesives

Time, temperature and pressure are critical… An examination of how the adhesive failed can provide guidance to attaining a good bond…

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Heat Activation of Tack-Free Adhesives

Temperature, duration of heat application, and pressure are critical factors in achieving a good bond…

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Drying Water and Solvent Based Adhesives

Troubleshooting a critical factor in creating the proper adhesive bond…

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Matching Adhesives and Application Techniques

Be it wire wound bar, knife-over-roll, or just a steady hand with a paint brush, there are many ways to apply a coating. Here are some quick tips to help choose the right one for your application…

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Determining Optimum Adhesive Thickness

What to consider when specifying adhesive  thickness…

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Surface Free Energy

Surface free energy, usually measured in “dynes/unit area,” is a fundamental property of solid surfaces, and is closely related to the surface tension of liquids…

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Drying Water and Solvent Based Adhesives

Troubleshooting a critical factor in creating the proper adhesive bond…

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How Chemical Structures Affect Bond Strength

A chemist’s primer on how adhesives work…

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Properties of Heat Activated Adhesives

Quickly learn some of the advantages of using heat activated adhesives…

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Adhesive Selection

A quick guide on how to choose the right adhesive for your application…

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