Adhesives are polymer based materials which have an average tolerance to high temperatures. However, silicone-based adhesives are more resistant to extremely high temperatures.

Fremont, CA: The use of adhesives has many benefits over other bonding methods and materials, but they can have a range of drawbacks or disadvantages.

Adhesive drawbacks

Time to Cure

The final strength of the adhesive bond is only obtained after curing. The adhesive requires a special period of waiting to solidify until the bonding of two materials.

Temperature Resistance

Adhesives are polymer based materials which have an average tolerance to high temperatures. However, silicone-based adhesives are more resistant to extremely high temperatures.

Aging

The long-term strength of adhesive bonding depends on different physical and chemical behavior in the environment, such as ultraviolet light and moisture content. Some adhesives do not alter against ultraviolet light whereas others break down in the presence of ultraviolet light.

Preparation of the surface

Good cleaning and surface preparation is needed before the adhesive is applied in order to achieve good adhesion between the adhesive and the substrate.

Security and the Climate

Adhesives are chemical compounds and thus it is important to avoid human exposure to these chemicals during the time of application. Some adhesives react with the substrate and are not suitable for inhalation. Any appropriate precautions should be taken when dealing with the adhesives.

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