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Factors affecting the specific choice of adhesives

  • Materials to be joined (the substrates, also called adherends)
  • Quality of the substrate surfaces (e.g. roughness, any surface treatment)
  • Forces the joint will be expected to withstand (magnitude, direction, duration etc)
  • Environment in which the joint will be operating (e.g. temperature, humidity)
  • Required durability of the joint (its required lifetime)
  • Application/process factors (e.g. cure time, volume used, dispensing systems)

Further information

Adhesive bonding - a guide to best practice

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