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Interesting, relevant, and timely articles to help keep you well informed about the world of technical adhesives and coatings.
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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...
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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 adhesive...
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Spectrophotometer measuring a range of colour samples
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...
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worker hand holding polyurethane adhesives expanding foam glue gun
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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Colourful pigment powders
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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