Adhesives

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3m Masking Tape

3M masking tape includes a large number of products each with a specific use. Pressure sensitive like many tapes, 3M masking tape consists of crepe masking tape, fine line masking tape, flatback paper tape, specialty masking tape and standard hand masking tape. Of these products, hand masking tape is

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3m Vinyl Tape

Whether to identify aisles, color code areas, mark hazard areas or for other uses, 3M vinyl tape provides solutions for all of these needs and more. Constructed from conformable vinyl and available in 9 colors as well as a transparent variety, 3M vinyl tape features a pressure sensitive rubber adhesive.

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3m Packing Tape

The 3M packing tape selection consists of a variety of high strength tapes, box sealing tapes, padded tapes and narrow width tapes. Whether boxing up a package to mail or store, 3M has a packing tape that provides a strong adhesive up to the task. Filament tapes and strapping tapes have a high tensile

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3m Teflon Tape

Known alternatively as thread seal tape, PTFE tape or plumber's tape, 3M Teflon tape wraps around the male thread end of a pipe. Once screwed into place in the female end, an air and waterproof seal is formed between the threads thanks in part to the wedge action of the tapered threads. 3M is a very

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3m Foil Tape

Useful for sealing, reflecting light and heat or for thermal conductivity, 3M foil tape is made of aluminum and features a pressure-sensitive adhesive made of acrylic that dries transparent. Effective for a wide variety of uses including masking aircraft paint stripping, serving as a moisture barrier

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3m Adhesive

For a wide variety of applications, the 3M adhesive selection includes something for all uses. From epoxies, acrylics, cyanoacrylates and polyurethanes to hot melt glue, contact cement and spray adhesives, 3M offers an incredibly diverse range of products. 3M adhesives are used in the home, at worksites

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Epoxy Adhesive

Produced and sold by brands including Loctite, 3M and Zap among many others, an epoxy adhesive is one of the most versatile and powerful adhesives available. Epoxy adhesives are a combination of an epoxide resin and a polyamine hardener. The result of this chemical mix is that of a thermosetting polymer

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Epoxy Resin Adhesive

In terms of heat and chemical resistance, epoxy resin adhesive is unmatched. Also called structural adhesives, a class of adhesives that includes cyanoacrylate (super glue), polyurethane yellow glues, and acrylic glues, epoxy resin adhesives are extraordinarily adaptable as far as what they can be engineered

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Foam Adhesive

Commonly sold in spray-on form out of aerosol cans, foam adhesive is a particular type of bonding agent used to join an assortment of porous materials. Foam itself comes in many varieties. From polystyrene to polyurethane, known as foam rubber, foam has a variable level of porosity. Foam rubber can be

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Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive

For a quick, strong bond, consider using a heavy duty spray adhesive, ideal for foam, fabric, fiberglass, leather, fiberboard plastic and paper applications. Heavy duty spray adhesives are produced by Henkel, 3M, Elmer's and Misty among others. Spray adhesives are easy to apply, make virtually no mess,

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Clear Spray Adhesive

Among the manufacturers of clear spray adhesive are Elmer's, Krylon and 3M. Very useful for a variety of lightweight bonding tasks, clear spray adhesives are easily applied with an aerosol can. They do not bleed, they form a strong tack almost immediately, and with a low soak-in rate, they work well

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Vinyl Tape

Vinyl tape may refer to many different kinds of tape, from electrical tape to the familiar hazard tape found at crime scenes, construction areas and anywhere else a temporary barricade is needed. Vinyl tape comes in numerous colors and possesses certain inherent physical properties that make it highly

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Spray Adhesive

Commonly used to bond light- to medium-weight materials together such as paper, foam and fabric or to bond those to weightier items like wood, metal and certain plastics, spray adhesive comes in many different varieties. Produced by brands like 3M, Elmer's, Krylon and Misty, spray adhesives have the

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Repositionable Spray Adhesive

Non-staining and without a pungent odor, repositionable spray adhesive is a transparent, fully adjustable spray-on glue that creates a workable bond on the majority of lightweight materials. Very useful for craft applications, materials coated with repositionable spray adhesive may be removed from their

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Teflon Tape

Known by a number of other names including thread seal tape and plumber's tape, Teflon tape is primarily used to seal the threads around pipe. The way it works it simple: before a threaded pipe is joined with a female-threaded link piece, the pipe threads are wrapped with Teflon tape. As the pipe is

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Double Sided Foam Adhesive

Great for scrapbooking, craft and school projects as well as homemade greeting cards, double sided foam adhesive is a type of tape usually sold in squares, circles and strips. Thicker than most tape and featuring a tacky adhesive on both sides, double sided foam adhesives add a third dimension to normally

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Foam Spray Adhesive

Foam spray adhesive such as Sprayway's Fast Tack 55 and 3M's Super 77 is a fast-drying, high-strength aerosol bonding agent that applies easily. Specifically used when adhering fabric or foam to wood, metal or itself, foam spray adhesive is especially handy when making crafts, costumes, upholstered cushions,

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Adhesive Foam Sheets

Ideal for children and all manners of crafting, adhesive foam sheets are variably-sized pieces of foam with an adhesive applied to one side. They come with a piece of backing paper that, once removed, reveals the adhesive. Adhesive foam sheets may be cut into virtually any shape, stacked or otherwise

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Masking Tape

A very common item found in homes, workshops and offices, masking tape is another variety of pressure sensitive adhesive designed primarily for masking off areas of a wall, window, door or anywhere else that should not be painted, hence its name. While that is the technical use for the product, many

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Scotch Tape

Scotch tape, although a brand name, has become the eponymous title for a particular type of transparent office and light-use tape. Scotch tape is a pressure-sensitive adhesive, meaning that it requires a small amount of force to fully utilize it. Not the strongest tape available, Scotch tape is nonetheless

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Tape

Available in numerous types, each possessing a particular adhesive strength or other attribute, tape is a general descriptor for a wide variety of products. Tape is a common staple found in households, offices, schools, public and private enterprises, industrial worksites, mailing facilities and virtually

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Adhesive

Whether some type of glue, tape or other bonding agent, an adhesive is something that has the ability to join objects together. Glue consists of a chemical mixture in liquid, solid or semi-solid form. Tape is a combination of a solid backing material such as aluminum, paper or plastic coated with adhesive,

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Duct Tape

Made of reinforced polyethylene, duct tape is a pressure-sensitive adhesive with a relatively soft backing. Most commonly duct tape is found in silver and black, but other colors are available. Duct tape is one of the most all-purpose adhesives in use. It is water resistant as well as grease and oil

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8 Polyurethane Glue Safety Tips

Polyurethane glue works well; maybe too well.

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4 Tips for Using Contact Adhesive in Cool Weather

Industrial contact adhesive is a type of sealant. Sealants come in a variety of types; some are composed

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5 Tips for Making Duct Tape Easier to Use

It's one of the most useful things ever invented.

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How to Dissolve Wood Glue

Hammering out the mistakes to your unfortunate wood glue applications.

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How to Remove Contact Adhesive from Rubber

Contact adhesive can adhere to itself.

Two tubes are required to properly mix epoxy adhesive.
How to Dissolve Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin must be dissolved to be properly washed away.

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How to Remove Super Glue From Glass

While super glue can be a blessing, it can also be a curse. In fact, many find its strength to be its biggest pro and biggest con, as the residue can ruin the look and feel of many surfaces when not used cautiously. Luckily, when it comes to glass, there is a secret weapon.

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How to Use a Hot Glue Gun

Hot glue guns are useful for a wide variety of tasks.

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How to Remove Wood Glue from Your Skin

To find the most effective removal technique, start by figuring out what kind of wood glue you're using.

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12 Best Uses for Spray Adhesives

Whether the project is home improvement, school report, or wedding gift, spray adhesive is a useful tool.

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The Difference Between Wood Glue and Regular Glue

Regular white glue is cheaper than wood glue.

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Correctly Apply Mastic Adhesive

Working with mastic adhesive requires working quickly before it sets.

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3 Tips for Using UV Curing Adhesives

UV curing adhesives have several different uses.

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4 Tips for Cleaning Epoxy Resin

Simple soap and water are the best tools to clean your dirty epoxy resin.

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How to Get Wood Glue Out of Clothing

When you get wood glue on clothing, don't throw it out.

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Using Wood Glue With Metal and Wood

Using wood glue can ensure a truly seamless bond.