Vulcanizing cement is used to join rubber components. This adhesive consists of elastic polymers, such as gum arabic or natural rubber, which have been dissolved in a solution of toluene, acetone, benzene, chloroform, or heptane. As the solvent evaporates, the polymers harden to form a bond between the components. Water-based vulcanizing cements are also available and are mixed with ammonia to keep them stable.
Before joining two different kinds of substrates, the surfaces must be specially treated and cleaned. This can be accomplished via sandblasting, power washing, or the application of certain solvents. Check with your Hoffmeyer representative to see which treatments are appropriate for your application.
Vulcanizing cement is widely used in the repair and maintenance of rubber tubing. It seals and protects components in the automotive and medical supply industry and is essential to the chemical processing sector. Many customers also find it useful in for patching and sealing their rubber tires.
Industrial glues, also called super glues, have a relatively low setting time while still achieving a high strength bond. They are classified either as industrial anaerobic glues or epoxy glues, depending on their chemical composition. They are further defined by their methods of curing: normal curing, UV curing, or heat curing.
Industrial glues are used extensively in the shipbuilding and transportation industries, as well as in the mechanical manufacturing of tools containing rubber components. Due to their high strength bonds, industrial glues also have household uses, as they do not require extreme pressures or temperatures to set.
Hoffmeyer has been the proud supplier of industrial glues and vulcanizing cements for over 90 years. These elastic polymers are available in easy-to-use packages that have been specifically designed to meet your needs. Contact your nearest Hoffmeyer representative to find out which industrial glues are right for your application!
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