TPE vs. Silicone: Which is Best for Your Application?

Thermoplastic elastomers are an essential material for manufacturing a wide array of products across automotive, medical, industrial and consumer sectors. When considering TPE vs. silicone, keep in mind that different thermoplastic elastomers have distinct characteri[…]

Preventing Rubber to Substrate Bond Failures with the Right Adhesives

Rubber to substrate bonding refers to the process of combining elastomers to substrates made of various materials through various chemical and mechanical means. This bonding technique is utilized in numerous industries, including automotive, sealing, aerospace and ma[…]

New rubber additives technology.

New Rubber Additives Provide Safe, Sustainable Rubber-to-Metal Bonding

Bruggemann, a company specializing in polymer additives, has introduced a new technology that was recently featured in Rubber World. This innovation combines two additives, TP 1862 and LP21-103, to create a rubber-to-metal adhesive that eliminates the need for resorc[…]

Using Phenolic Resins to Enhance Rubbers and Adhesives

Phenolic resins are used to tackify, reinforce or help cure rubber compounds. They are known for their heat resistance, hardness, dimensional stability, and chemical and electrical resistance. What are Phenolic Resins? Phenolic resins are a type of thermoset polyme[…]

Choosing The Adhesive

Best Practices for Surface Preparation for Bonding

Composite parts and components are tricky because two different materials must successfully bond together and stay that way in challenging applications. Metals, elastomers and plastics have very different physical and performance properties. No matter what materials […]

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