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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...
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...
Itac employ a variety of testing methods to develop adhesive coating products that align with our customer’s application requirements.  These include: Adhesive bond strength test (tensile, shear, peel), Heat seal testing, Drawdown testing, Fire retardancy testing, Colour testingViscosity testing (Brookfield),Solids testing, Surface conductivity testing. Details of the testing standards that Itac work to for each...
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Acronyms and Synonyms With industry terms full of acronyms and synonyms such as those in the specialist adhesives and coatings sector, different terminology can be heard in discussion around the same product, raw material, application, or effect.  We therefore thought it would be useful for our past, present, and future customers to highlight some of...