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High performance adhesives and coatings since 1902. 2022 marks the 120th year since John Marcus founded ITAC Limited.  The beginning of Itac started when John discovered that tyre scrapings dissolved in solvent made an excellent rubber adhesive, which when painted onto the outside carcass of a tyre provided an ideal priming coat on which tyre...
The challenge On Monday 4th April, David Darbyshire-Clarke embarked on the 874-mile Lands End to John O’Groats virtual challenge to raise money for local young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  He was joined by Steve Farnworth on 20th April who is cycling the virtual route but from the opposite...
Specialist adhesives consist of a variety of chemistries and come in a range of forms to suit specific requirements. Choosing the right adhesive formulation for a particular problem or application involves careful consideration of a number of factors. These include: Bonding properties of the adhesiveThe application and substrate typeApplication methods and production requirementsEnd use environment...
Colour is a marketing differential that has significant branding importance for a company’s product range.  Whether it’s the practically minded olive drab, or a favourite shade of lavender, the importance of consistency is paramount when designing performance coatings for end use applications. Consider a newly painted room. The perceived difference between a white and an off-white...
In 1902, and long before polyurethane adhesives and coatings were known of, ITAC’s founder John Marcus, discovered tyre scrapings dissolved in solvent made an excellent rubber adhesive.  When painted on to the outside carcass of a tyre, this formed an ideal primer coat to which the tyre tread could be bonded. This marked ITAC’s beginnings...
Specialist coatings play a critical role in satisfying the requirements of an ever-increasing number of industrial and commercial products and systems. The coating’s end application and intended use determines the effects it should impart in order to provide the desired performance. This clearly has a direct influence on their formulation design. Therefore, for specialist coatings...
ITAC employ a variety of testing methods to develop adhesive coating products that align with their customer’s application requirements.  This area of work ensures reliability and uniformity in the bonding process within parameters that may also influence performance including consistency of raw materials, application substrates, environmental conditions, and joint design.   The results of these...
Welcome to part two of our summary of adhesive coating testing methods used at ITAC. We explained in part one that the tests we perform and results we provide are a critical element of our work. These enable our customers to choose the best adhesive or coating system for a specific application, and to help...
Like so many others, the Covid-19 pandemic and departure of the UK from the EU have placed significant strains on the specialist adhesives and coatings industry. However, ITAC are open for business and our coating and adhesive specialists want to hear about your new ideas or existing product developments! Brexit and Covid-19: a Double Blow...
In April, Tyler Coleman – Technical Manager at Itac Adhesives, will take on the Peak District Stanage Edge VS (very severe) challenge to raise vital funds for local domestic abuse and violence charity, Fortalice. The Challenge The challenge will see Tyler navigate 36 rock faces across the Stanage Edge which feature complex formations, slabs, walls,...
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