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Interesting, relevant, and timely articles to help keep you well informed about the world of technical adhesives and coatings.
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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Some companies continue to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic by launching “hand sanitisers” to market without correct and proper consideration of relevant regulations and standards. Tighter controls and inspection can soon be expected to tackle this problem. However in the meantime, we as consumers need to...
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Over the last year, Itac and their manufacturing partner have prevented up to 30,000 large plastic interleaves from going to landfill. This has been made possible through a mutually agreed recycling initiative to reduce plastic waste in their manufacturing processes.  To offer some perspective, 30,000 sheets...
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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...
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Our snapshot A specially formulated construction adhesive can address some of the restrictions many professions face when using mechanical joining methods. These range from the simple fact of having less components to work with to affecting the overall aesthetics appeal of a product or project.  We...
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