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How to select the industrial adhesive I need?

How to select the industrial adhesive I need?

At Uniones Adhesivas we know that each industrial adhesive has unique characteristics. Characteristics that as experts in adhesive solutions we distinguish to offer the best service to our customers. To simplify your choice, we will help you choose the industrial adhesive you need.

Nowadays there are a great variety of types of adhesives on the market, if we want to obtain a bond that will last for many years, it is essential to choose the right adhesive correctly.

Factors to consider when choosing

First of all, in order to make our search as specific as possible, we must answer the following questions which, although simple, will facilitate our personal choice as much as possible.

What kind of material do I want to bond? There are many materials available today. As a summary we can divide them into 2 groups: metallic and non-metallic materials. As an example, in metallic materials we would have iron or aluminum. On the other hand, in non-metallic materials we would find plastic or wood.   

What use do I want to make of it? In many instances we find such common uses as bonding, sealing and insulating. If you said glass furniture you will probably be looking to glue or, if it's threads you will be sealing or fixing the material.

What types of industrial adhesives are available on the market? Epoxies, Silicones, Anaerobics, etc. Each adhesive is made up of a different chemical composition. While some adhesives are universal, others are specific. Depending on the joint answered above, one adhesive will be more suitable than another.


General features of each industrial adhesive


  • They can be used to join different types of materials
  • They can be monocomponent or bicomponent solutions.
  • High temperature resistance elastomers
  • Increases resistance to withstand dynamic loads
  • High elongation capacity
  • Low chemical resistance to fuels, chlorine and hot oils.

Some applications :

  • Sealants in bathtubs, sinks, kitchens among others.
  • Joints and sealing of windows and glasses
  • Sealing of exhaust pipes, stoves, etc.
  • Insulation of electrical and electronic materials at high temperatures.


  • High flexibility and elasticity
  • Low resistance to ultraviolet radiation
  • It is possible to paint over the adhesive.
  • They can be monocomponent or bicomponent solutions.
  • Low resistance to chemical agents

Some applications :

  • Door construction
  • Container manufacturing
  • Crystals and glass
  • Joining of plastic components


  • High resistance to chemical and environmental aging
  • Good resistance to high temperatures
  • For metals only
  • Prevents loosening and corrosion
  • Good sealant and fixative

Some applications :

  • Fastens screws and threads
  • Joints union

Tornillos y roscas


  • Fast cure speed
  • Easy adhesion
  • Low resistance to both chemical and physical attack
  • Single component adhesives
  • Low elasticity

Some applications :

  • Bonding of parts such as ceramics, plastics or metals.
  • Bonding of disposable medical devices
  • Bonding of electronic cables
  • Application with glass


  • They can be monocomponent or bicomponent solutions.
  • Good thermal resistance
  • High tenacity joints
  • Cures at room temperature

Some applications :

  • Joining of parts of different materials such as metal, glass, wood, magnets, even plastics.


  • They can be monocomponent or bicomponent solutions.
  • High resistance to tensions or loads
  • Low elongation
  • Adheres to most materials
  • Excellent environmental and chemical durability

Some applications :

  • Manufacture of coat hangers
  • Electrical or thermal conductors
  • Fabrication of structures in the aeronautical and shipping industry
  • Underwater bonding

Ultraviolet light curing

  • Single component adhesive
  • Ultraviolet light generating equipment required
  • Solvent-free adhesives
  • High cure speed

Some applications :

  • Bonding of glass furniture
  • Bonding of lenses to spectacle frames
  • Manufacturing of medical instruments
  • Sealing of sensors in the automotive industry

As you can see the choice of an industrial adhesive is not difficult if we answer the questions properly. As experts in adhesives with a wide experience in the sector, we will offer you the best solution according to your needs.


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