In this section, you’ll find a wealth of information about how Appli-Tec helps engineers solve tough application challenges.
The content is arranged by type — scroll down to see the various sub-topics.
Whether you have questions about working with us or how to read the Shipping Indicator Tube, you’ll find it here.
Frequently asked questions about working with Appli-Tec and how to place an order.
How to read the Appli-Tec Shipping Indicator Tube that arrives with every shipment of our PMF adhesives.
How to safely handle, store and thaw your Appli-Tec pre-mixed adhesives.
Learn how PMF adhesives became a commercial product.
Examples of how Appli-Tec has helped engineers solve their adhesive challenges.
Replacing the mixing machine was quite costly, so a manufacturer turned to PMF adhesives from Appli-Tec.
A process engineer called on Appli-Tec to help the company reduce labor and adhesive mixing costs.
An engineer turned to Appli-Tec for an adhesive compound with high thermal conductivity and a 4-hour pot life.
After repeated attempts to solve exposed circuit board failure rate of 20%, a manufacturer turned to Appli-Tec for help.
A medical device manufacturer eliminated in-house mixing by purchasing PMF adhesives from Appli-Tec.
An aerospace contractor called on Appli-Tec to help source a new raw aerospace adhesives material and then create a formulation to meet existing specifications.
Appli-Tec fabricated a sensor that integrated six parts plus an adhesive Appli-Tec mixed in-house. Sensors arrived at the factory, ready for installation.
Appli-Tec helps a company create resuable molds by mixing, dispensing and curing a silicone material to conform to an intricate metal mold.
Information on how to reduce in-house mixing costs as well as improving adhesive performance.
How a company’s product and hidden costs can soar due to mixing adhesives in-house.
Why thixotropy is your friend!
Glass spheres-filled adhesives move the bond line process control from a manufacturing process to a “designed in” feature.
Learn how urethane adhesives help mitigate the stresses of aerospace applications.
Answers to questions about using our adhesives.
When mixing adhesives in-house, it’s easy to assume that if a small number of parts or components fail, it’s because the adhesive mix ratio (Part A to Part B) was incorrect. Most likely, it’s not the mix ratio. It’s your process.
Three of the more common variables of the mix process that can lead to potential failure.
Temperature and humidity greatly affect viscosity, pot life, adhesive performance, and cured properties.
Mixing multi-part adhesives requires a great deal of stirring, a process that whips in a lot of air.
How vacuum degassing can introduce contaminants into your mix – often unknowingly.
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