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14280 Epoxy DispenserFast Setting Epoxy

Many epoxies can take a long time to cure, giving you plenty of opportunity to work with your products and make sure they are perfectly situated. However, sometimes you just need to get your epoxy applied and dried as fast as possible. In this case you want to use fast setting epoxies, which have a cure time of as low as one minute. These allow you to quickly join your parts, speeding up your production process.

Epoxy Dispensers

If you need your epoxy mixture to be exact, then epoxy dispensers can help provide consistency. Dispensers are typically made with two plungers attached to a single trigger so you can push the epoxy out of each epoxy tube.

Epoxy Mix Nozzles

Another common accessory to go along with a dispenser is the mix nozzle. This is used to automatically mix the two parts of the epoxy by forcing them to both go through the same tube to the application point. Mix tubes also allow for application right out of the tube, streamlining your adhesion process.

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Loctite Epoxy AdhesiveWhen normal adhesives are not strong enough for your products, epoxies can give you the extra power you need. Epoxies are adhesives that typically come in two parts that are inactive when separated, but become strong adhesives when mixed. This allows epoxies to be higher strength than normal adhesives. This week and next we will be talking about a few types of epoxies.

General Purpose Epoxy

These epoxies are what you need if you want a strong adhesive that can work with most materials. General purpose epoxies come in a container that stores two chemicals separately, so you can mix them together when you are ready to activate them. Once activated, they will start the hardening process, so you will need to apply it right away. If you need an even stronger bond you can also get high-strength or ultra-strength epoxies!

Coloring Agents

If you have a clear epoxy, then you can use a coloring agent to make it match your product. This can make the adhesive blend in with your product, to make it more discrete. All you need to do to use the coloring agent is to mix it with your epoxy when you are activating it, and it will take on the new color.

No-Mix Epoxy

No-mix epoxy may seem contradictory, but in reality it just takes the concept of epoxy and tweaks it a bit. Instead of having two chemicals in a paste form that you mix to make an adhesive, you apply one paste chemical to your product and then spray it with an activator. This makes for a strong bond, but in a different way from most epoxies.

Have any more questions on epoxies? Leave a comment below, or call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351!

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Vendor Spotlight: Loctite

by Andy on October 24, 2012

Loctite AdhesivesAll-Spec Industries is an authorized distributor of Loctite, and we carry many of their adhesives and lubricating products. Loctite provides many high quality items for the electronics, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. Below are some of the many products that All-Spec carries which are perfect for your adhesive or lubricating needs.

Epoxies and Epoxy Dispensers

Instant Adhesives

Threadlockers

Accelerators, Activators, and Primers

Anti-Seize Lubricants

Have any questions on our Loctite products? Visit our site at www.All-Spec.com or call customer service at (800) 537-0351 today!

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How do Epoxies Work?

by Andy on October 1, 2012

Double Bubble EpoxyEpoxies are very strong adhesives, used to bond two objects when normal glue will not work. Typical epoxies contain a resin and a hardener, which are inert on their own. Once you mix the resin and hardener they will start to become rigid, creating a tough bond between two objects.

Depending on the chemical make-up and the ambient temperature, the curing process can take from 5 minutes up to multiple hours. This allows you to select the epoxy with as long of a work-life as you need, so it will set fast or a longer period of malleability.

Many epoxies come in special syringe containers that allow for exact mixture ratios. These syringes can have plungers of different sizes to make it easy to get a 1:1, 2:1, or higher mix ratio for the most effective bond. Disposable mix nozzles are also available to automatically mix the epoxy as it comes out of the syringe.

Other epoxies that do not need exact mix ratios may come in small dual-pouch packets that can be cut open, squeezed out, and then mixed together to cure. This can also be useful if you do not need a large amount of epoxy, as once you use part of a syringe the rest of it will go bad faster than when it is sealed.

Have any more questions about epoxies and how they work? Leave a comment below!

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Hardman Double/Bubble Epoxy Adhesives

by Andy on September 13, 2010

As an authorized distributor of Hardman adhesives, All-Spec Industries carries several varieties of Hardman’s Double/Bubble Epoxies. You can find more information about the types of Hardman epoxies along with their uses in the videos below.

A general overview of all Hardman Double/Bubble Epoxy Adhesives:

A demonstration of Hardman Double/Bubble Fast Drying Epoxy, part number 04001:

Videos by All-Spec Industries©

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