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New Adhesive Systems for Harsh Environments

The single most important variable when considering an environmentally resistant adhesive is operating temperature.

Other important factors are humidity and exposure to solvents and ultraviolet (UV) light. Outdoor applications will be exposed to water, UV, and perhaps salt spray, corrosive chemicals, solvents, and/or fuels.

Fabrico knows of several families of liquid adhesives and flexible thin bonding systems that are resistant to environmental stress and degradation. Selection of the best adhesive alternative should be left to experts, like Fabrico, because they know it all depends on the specific application being considered, including substrates to be bonded, maximum/minimum temperature requirements, extent of thermal cycling, vibration and other physical stresses, exposure to UV, moisture, humidity, salt spray, chemicals, solvents, and production and processing requirements.

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