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Last edited 06 Feb 2023
Epoxy adhesives can be confused with bonding products like glue, but they are more complex than most adhesives. These are often called structural adhesives - high-performance adhesives for applications that require powerful bonding, such as in construction, aircraft, automobiles, aerospace technology, or heavy process piping systems.
- One-Component Adhesives. These often come as a single paste. Though they come as only a single physical substance, they still require external elements to start the curing process. That means they require moisture, heat treatment, or special lighting for bonding.
- Two-Component Adhesives: These require blending of two elements. When applied properly, the outcome is a powerful bond. Though, since two-part adhesives need mixing, there’s the possibility of human error. To use a two-component adhesive, mixing the right ratio without getting it on the skin, use a static applicator. This loads onto a standard epoxy cartridge and brings a two-part epoxy in a flawless mixing ratio, saving the mess and guesswork associated with physically mixing two-component epoxies.
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