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Ask Dr. Dave: January 2013

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We have a lab freezer that goes down to -32°C, and the seals are torn and need replaced. What do you recommend?


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Ask Dr. Dave: December 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We have been advised to use an organosilane adhesion promoter in an acrylic adhesive to bond glass to metal.


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Ask Dr. Dave: November 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We are attempting to bond and seal a small steel casting onto a steel plate.


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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We use cyanoacrylate adhesives in several assembly operations, but we are reluctant to use them for parts that might be used outdoors. What do you recommend?


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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We use pressure-sensitive labels in our bottling operation. They work well, but are quite expensive. Is there a fast, low-cost alternative?
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Ask Dr. Dave: August 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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What types of adhesives can we use for very high-temperature applications (over 400°C)?
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Ask Dr. Dave: June 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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We manufacture an optical reader camera that attaches to gas, electric and water meter registers (digital display). We currently use a peel-off tape to bond the plastic reader to the plastic meter. 


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Ask Dr. Dave: May 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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 Question: We use two-component epoxies in our metal bonding operations. Although the adhesives work well, we find it frustrating to have to handle two components and make sure that they are mixed thoroughly and in the correct proportions. Can you recommend a one-component adhesive that could do the same job? 


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Ask Dr. Dave

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QUESTION: We want to bond aluminum to several thermoplastics and thermosets for an outdoor application that could experience both high and low temperatures. What types of adhesives should we consider?
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Question: We manufacture two-part epoxy adhesives that are normally used by customers at ambient temperatures. We don’t completely understand why we always seem to get higher strengths if we cure
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