Adhesives, Sealants & Tape
Adhesives, sealants, and tape cover a wide range of products used for bonding, sealing, attaching, and mounting applications. Epoxies are two-component adhesives that consist of a resin and a hardener and require mixing prior to application. Epoxies offer superior strength and resistance to abrasion. Cyanoacrylates, better known by brand names like Krazy Glue or Super Glue, are low-viscosity structural adhesives that set quickly. For non-industrial and non-structural use, pressure-sensitive adhesives are suitable. These types of adhesives don’t require liquid or heat for joining; rather, they bond to substrates through application of light pressure. Examples include a wide range of tape and rubber adhesives. Sealants are commonly used to provide a barrier against moisture, air, and gas. Examples include putties, pipe thread sealants, and silicone sealants. Sealants offer durability and flexibility and are commonly used in and around plumbing fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens.