Pre powder coat seam sealer adhesive

Pre powder coat seam sealer adhesive range is readily available in the UK and from our distributors in the USA and South Africa.  If your company is interested in becoming a distributor for Central Tapes & Adhesives Ltd please get in touch.  We have distributors in the USA, MJB Welding Supply in California and Silver Back Equipment in South Africa.

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The range consists of three innovative products CTA 15002, (replaced the CTA 15000) we also have a great case study on this product 15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study We have advanced forward on this product taking into consideration customers requirements and if you are interested in a more environmentally friendly, solvent free product we would recommend our CTA 15002B both products are heat curing and black in colour.  We have found that many customers have a pre treatment process as part of their production and if you have one also, we would recommend our CTA 16002 which is white in colour and is moisture curing with high temperature capabilities so you can still put this product through an oven bake cycle.  You can read more about the CTA 15002B Pre Powder Coat Seam Sealer and the CTA 16002 Powder Coat Adhesive below.

15002B Pre Powder Coat Seam Sealer

A heat curing adhesive, when cured in the oven 15002B becomes very strong and over paintable.  Curing and the development of adhesion are not achieved until the material is heated above 130°C, at these temperatures, the adhesive will cure in a single pass through the oven whilst simultaneously having its powder coat finish applied.  Bake window from 175°C to 200°C during 30minutes.  Specifically formulated with a unique chemistry compatible with most metal coating and oils used in the automotive industry.  CTA 15002B is often used by paint and powder coat companies when preparing aluminium panels for the automotive, construction and manufacturing industry.  Car and bus panels can be bonded together with our adhesive quicker than traditional methods.  Also stainless steel stiffeners can confidently be bonded to panels prior to paint cycles within the cladding and commercial façade industry.  This pre powder coat seam sealer forms a solid seal and is suitable for all metal bonding, it particularly adheres well to cold rolled steel, electro and hot dipped galvanised zinc coatings, aluminium etc.  The advantage of using our CTA 15002B is it is non hazardous and not regulated making shipping costs low, environmentally friendly and safe to use.  CTA 15002B is a black viscous paste and available in 310ml single component cartridges available to purchase in boxes of 12 cartridges or why not purchase as part of our trial kit which consists of 2 cartridges 1 of which is the CTA 15002B and the other is our CTA 16002, try both products!

Pre Powder Coat Seam Sealer Adhesive

16002 Powder Coat Adhesive

CTA 16002 is a high temperature, moisture curing solvent free adhesive, it was designed specifically to cope with pre treatment or degreasers which are often applied to parts prior to being put through an oven bake cycle.  Our extensive tests proved that 16002 powder coat adhesive once put in place and air dried it is then possible to spray degreasers prior to being put through the oven bake cycle.  Holds parts together whilst being pre treated and put through the powder coat oven cycle at 180°C for up to 45minutes.  We recommend you check the temperature of your oven and simply turn it down for great results!  CTA 16002 is a 290ml cartridge and white in colour and that is where the differences between both the 15002B and the 16002 stop they are both great powder coat seam sealer/adhesives, each cartridge weighs a little over 360gramms so the specific gravity (sg) of the product is higher than most single part cartridges and therefore maintains its beaded position from initial application through to completed powder coat cycle.

Both products bond the same component types and are used in the same industries.  Why not purchase one of our trial kits and try both products to see which one works best for your application.

If you would like to discuss your specific application in more details, please do not hesitate in contacting us we are here to listen to your needs and assist you offering technical expertise and friendly advice, contact us.

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15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer is a single part, heat curing adhesive in a convenient 310ml cartridge, developed to aid the paint and powder coating industry.  The following is a case study highlighting the benefits of using CTA 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer 

COE Orchard Equipment make the switch from paint to powder

In 2010 a US manufacturer of tree shakers and bulk handling equipment, COE Orchard Equipment, made the switch from paint to powder.  Benefits include increased durability, higher coating efficiency and reduced cost.  COE manufacture and ship equipment world wide to meet harvesting needs for crops such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans and olives along with stone fruit such as peaches, prunes and cherries.

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

Since going from paint to powder, COE have increased their efficiency as a manufacturer, working to reduce labour and improve processes which have allowed them to meet rising demands for their products.  One of the largest growing products is the S7 shaker (for almonds and walnuts).  The S7 “cab” requires over 12,700mm (500″) of weld, a large amount is sealing weld to maintain sanitation in the cab.  After looking at other solutions like silicone and mastic sealants which are not suitable, a search then lead COE to Central Tapes & Adhesives Ltd and our innovative and technologically advanced product, CTA 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer.

After a brief testing period with CTA 15002, COE quickly realised its potential to be a viable solution.  Our heat curing adhesive allowed the customer to reduce the total amount of weld in the cab from 12,700mm (500″) to 6,096mm (240 “).  The 6,096mm is required for the structural strength of the cab and the remainder of the seam is now sealed with CTA 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer.  With the welding process halved, it has saved a considerable amount of labour costs.  COE are extremely pleased with the new process, given its cost saving and improved production and process time.

As a premium product manufacturer, COE Orchard Shakers want to achieve the best finish possible.  Whilst pre-heating the cab frame and components in order to expunge oil and contaminates, it was also an opportunity to apply, cure the sealant and apply the powder coat simultaneously.  Due to its convenient packaging in a handy 310ml cartridge it can be quickly and easily applied in minutes with no additional steps required and only one pass through the oven has been a great advantage to COE.

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

Pictured to the right is an example of a 3.175mm (1/8″ ) gap between the firewall and the main frame of the S7.  The sealant covers the gap and holds its position in the oven ie. it is paste-like and non-sagging and creates a hard, durable and lasting seal.

In some cases COE say they have even used our product as a body filler over panel flaws.

Shown below is a before and after shot of the top right hand corner of the cab.  You can see, COE have used CTA 15002 adhesive sealant.  In this application, the main frame is 4.77mm (.188″ ) to 25.4mm (1″ ) thick mild steel.  Therefore, in order to cure the thickest part, means parts such as the cab are in the oven for 25-30 minutes longer than needed for powder cure.  CTA 15002 does not discolour or deform from being in the oven longer than necessary, thus allowing more flexibility in use.

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

The next image is an area where the sealant will not be covered by insulation or by trim.  Due to the high quality finish and the ability to retain the finish, COE have no hesitation in leaving these parts exposed.  Had this been previous silicone or mastic they would have eventually discoloured, looked unprofessional or simply disintegrated in the oven.

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

 

In the images below, you can see the completed cab.  With the use of the sealant and cab pressurisation it allows for the cab to be a clean location in a dusty work environment.  COE pride themselves in manufacturing equipment that meets the needs of the grower, techs and operators.

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

15002 Pre powder coat seam sealer case study

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading this case study on the use of our 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer.  We are pleased to print the testimonial below, showing that COE recommends CTA 15002 to other manufacturers with similar needs.

“The ease of use, low reactivity and quality of CTA 15002 has made a valuable addition to our equipment and a huge cost saving to COE Orchard Equipment”

Bob – Lead Engineer at COE Orchard Equipment

 

Referenced product: CTA 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer 

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Motorsport adhesives

Motorsport adhesives have progressed significantly over the years and with the ever-evolving, fast paced motorsport industry, adhesives have had to step up.  We pride ourselves on supplying quality products that are right for your application and backed up with knowledge and experience in your industry.   The motorsport industry has always been ahead of the game in advanced technology, motivated by the desire to decrease weight and increase component strength. F1, rally and touring cars have taken the advantage of using lighter and stiffer materials for decades. Carbon, and hybrid constructions are used in components throughout the vehicle from the chassis to exhausts. It is therefore imperative to find a manufacturer and supplier who can supply advanced adhesives to equal this advanced motorsport technology.

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Central Tapes & Adhesives have a great range of adhesives, sealants and tapes to support the automotive industry and a growing number of products have been used in the motorsport sector.  Methacrylate adhesive, Polyurethane (PU), Epoxy and Hybrid technology are increasingly used, not only in production but for repair on race day of carbon fibre panels.  Our adhesives have proven to be a quick and effective way to reduce pit time.  CTA 2105, CTA 25-5 and CTA 2605  for the fabrication and repair of carbon fibre and fibre glass moulded panels, bonding metal brackets to carbon fibre sections, bonding dissimilar metals for heavy transport, bonding fasteners to carbon fibre or order FRP laminates, GRP assembly, bond spoilers together (upper and lower mouldings).  Seal windows, door and light units as well as body panels or body kits.

Motorsport adhesives

CTA 2105 two part structural acrylic Methacrylate adhesive – Ultimate bond, use when a very high structural strength is required, quick setting and easy to use.

CTA 25-5 two part reinforced structural composite PU adhesive – Similar strength to the above.  However, use 25-5 when low/no odour is a priority.

CTA 2605 two part toughened epoxy resin – When a clear strong bond is required.

CTA 12126 single part high grab PU adhesive –   A good all round adhesive sealant.

CTA 1227 high strength thread locker green – For nuts and bolts.

We have a large portfolio of products available, this is just a snap shot, if you don’t see a product you believe will assist you then please contact us, we have the products to solve most bonding challenges.  You can chat to us right now below!

 


Spray mist adhesive 1-77

Spray mist adhesive 1-77 is a multi-purpose spray adhesive, extremely versatile with a 15 second fast-drying and aggressive tack. This helps to keep busy jobs moving forward and therefore increases productivity.  CTA 1-77 is a transparent, low viscosity formula adhesive with low soak-in, meaning substrates remain in place with no run or migration. This eliminates the need for clamping.

Spray mist adhesive 1-77 bonds to a wide range of lightweight materials such as paper, cardboard, cushion foam, fabric, metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, leather, rubber, vinyl, fibreglass and much more, providing a permanent bond.  Available in easy to use 500ml aerosol cans, spray mist adhesive 1-77 is easy to dispense with finger touch targeted control ensuring minimal overspray, waste and clean up, producing accurate results.

Features at a glance

  • Clear/translucent spray mist adhesive
  • Aggressive initial tack for speedy production
  • Non-webbing for cleaner application
  • No visual over-spray
  • Easier, convenient 500ml spray can
  • Forms strong bonds with paper, cardboard, fabric, foam, plastic, metal, wood and more.

Spray mist adhesive 1-77 Application1-77 Automotive Trim Adhesive

Developed primarily for the Automotive industry, bonding automotive trim sections, our CTA 1-77 can also be used in  many industries for applications such as bonding gaskets in water pumps, insulation to sheet metal, wiring diagrams and labels in Industrial and Engineering.  Also used in point of sale for bonding decorative films and foils.  Spray mist adhesive can also be used for laying carpet tiles as it allows for positioning of materials.

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Adhesive vs welding and mechanical fixing

Adhesive vs welding and mechanical fixing… a thought happening much more frequently in today’s modern manufacturing times. Which would you choose for your application?  What do you currently use in the work place, is it the right way?  How can you be sure that a structural adhesive will be strong enough to replace welding or mechanical fixing?

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Thousands of industries are choosing high performance structural acrylic adhesives and replacing standard joining methods such as welding and mechanical fasteners such as rivets or bolts and we agree with them.  All the answers are pointing to structural adhesive as the best way to go, read on for more information and helpful insights.

Performance and economic drivers are compelling users to let go of old methods which are costly solutions and swap them for the less expensive and more advantageous option of adhesive bonding.  Yes it is time to wave good-bye to old fashioned joining processes and move into the future to the new line of high performing structural adhesives such as CTA 2105 and Fusionbond 372

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Advantages of structural adhesives

Structural adhesives are cost effective and will help cut manufacturing costs by reducing the number of mechanical fasteners, spot welds and filler metal required to create a joint or attach two substrates.  Adhesive joint design.

In the manufacturing process, adhesives are generally hidden between two substrates, which can offer aesthetic improvements over welding and mechanical fasteners.  An adhesive bonded joint will result in a smooth, clean surface, which requires minimal surface preparation prior to final finishing. Therefore, manufacturers can eliminate labour intensive finishing costs such as sanding off imperfections from spot welding.

A huge superiority to advanced product design is that adhesives can be pre applied to parts otherwise inaccessible to mechanical fastening or welding during the assembly process.  This revelation enables engineers not to be bound in their innovation of design by previous obstacles such as space or accessibility.  An additional benefit is the reduction in the amount of time it takes to join substrates.  Welding or installing mechanical fasteners is generally more time consuming compared to using a structural adhesive.

Structural adhesives excel in joining dissimilar substrates and materials with different thicknesses.  Adhesive compensates for the differences in expansion and contraction in dissimilar materials.  High performance structural adhesives can form resilient bonds and maintain strength over a wide range of temperatures.

Adhesives have the ability to eliminate stress concentration caused by spot welds, rivers, screws, and other mechanical fasteners while maintaining surface integrity. Where as a rivet or screw hole in a substrate concentrates the stress at the hole, which can potentially decrease the physical properties of the substrate, adhesives spread the load over the entire bonded area.  Visit adhesive stress loads.

Using structural adhesives can reduce the weight of finished product or structure because less welding metals and mechanical fasteners are used.  Additionally, eliminating screw holes and rivets in the assembly process enables manufacturers to utilise thinner, lighter materials without concerns of distortion, splitting, or crazing at the mechanically fastened site.  An added benefit of eliminating the holes in metal is that it can also reduce the chance of rust and corrosion.

Unlike welding, structural adhesives have the ability to maintain the integrity of the bonded materials because there is no metal distortion or weakening due to heat when using adhesives.  Structural adhesives can also increase the stiffness of structures and provide the necessary fatigue and force resistance.

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Adhesive vs welding and mechanical fixing –

Who is choosing structural adhesive?

The answer is “everyone”.  New applications are being developed and tested daily.  Reports from the agricultural industry show workers are repairing metal fences using structural adhesives instead of welding.  Marine industry manufacturers are bonding parts using structural adhesives in applications that require high resistance to chemicals like kerosene, hydrocarbon oil, mineral spirits, and ethylene glycol.  The automotive industry is moving away from rivets in favour of structural adhesives due to a combination of corrosion resistance, stress relief and cost reduction.  Aerospace engineers were among the earliest industries to adopt structural adhesives, mainly because adhesives can create seals that keep water out of metal fabrications while providing corrosion protection.

Adhesive vs welding and mechanical fixing if you have an application and would like to discuss further with our technical team or would like a site visit or demonstration please contact us.  We have a fantastic range of high performance structural adhesives specifically for product assembly application.


IPA Cleaner degreaser

IPA Cleaner degreaser is an Isopropyl Alcohol.  A highly effective, general use cleaning solvent that is used to clean a variety of substrates and remove a variety of soils.  Our CTA IPA Cleaner is 99% pure Isopropyl Alcohol and is available in a 1 Litre bottle for all types of use.  Our IPA is a Low surface tension, effective cleaning agent and removes all types of residues, oxides, oils and contaminants.  CTA IPA being 99% pure, evaporates quickly and leaves no residue.  It is also safe on most plastics and elastomers and contains no CFCs, HCFCs or ODP’s.

IPA Cleaner degreaser applications

CTA IPA effectively removes oils, dirt and dust from most surfaces and is CTA’s recommended product for surface preparation before bonding begins.   We recommend you always prepare your surfaces with our IPA Cleaner degreaser as this will ensure the ultimate, maximum bond that will last.  We recommend using a CTA Micro Lint Free Cloth which are also available 3 per pack contact us today for more information.

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Primer

Primer from Central Tapes & Adhesive is an adhesion promoter for hard to bond plastics.  Our CTA Primer can be used on surfaces such as polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS, PET/PBT blends, concrete, wood, glass, metal and painted metal surfaces

Primer application

Apply a thin uniform coating to the bonding surface using the minimum amount that will fully coat the surface.  Allow CTA Primer to dry thoroughly before applying tape or adhesive.  This is usually accomplished in 5 minutes at room temperature.  Ensure the primed surface remains free from contaminants prior to applying the tape.  Porous surfaces may require two applications of primer for a uniform coverage and good adhesion ensuring first is dry before the second coat is applied.  Primer may be applied with brush or swab.  It can also be applied with a pressurised flow gun, roller or other similar type of application equipment.

Available to purchase today in a 236.5ml can

See also our NEW innovative UV identifiable primer

We recommend using a Micro lint free cloth along with our IPA Cleaner degreaser to prepare a surface before bonding to ensure it is clean and free from dust, dirt and grease both available from CTA contact us for more information

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UV identifiable primer

UV identifiable primer is an adhesion promoter for hard to bond plastics.  Which, when highlighted with an ultraviolet light, shows the exact location of the applied primer prior to bonding.  This aids accurate application of an adhesive or tape.  CTA Ultraviolet identifiable primer can be used on surfaces such as polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS, PET/PBT blends, concrete, wood, glass, metal and painted metal surfaces

UV identifiable primer application

Apply a thin uniform coating to the bonding surface using the minimum amount that will fully coat the surface.  Allow CTA UV identifiable primer to dry thoroughly before applying tape or adhesive.  This is usually accomplished in 5 minutes at room temperature.  Ensure the primed surface remains free from contaminants prior to applying the tape.  Porous surfaces may require two applications of primer for a uniform coverage and good adhesion ensuring first is dry before the second coat is applied.  Primer may be applied with brush or swab.  It can also be applied with a pressurised flow gun, roller or other similar type of application equipment.

Available to purchase today in a 236.5ml can

See also our standard CTA Primer

We recommend using a Micro lint free cloth along with our IPA Cleaner degreaser to prepare a surface before bonding to ensure it is clean and free from dust, dirt and grease both available from CTA contact us for more information

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Pre powder coat seam sealer 15002

Pre powder coat seam sealer 15002 is an improved version of our CTA 15000 which is now obsolete.  Pre powder coat seam sealer 15002 is a unique formulation of a technologically advanced adhesive system developed to aid the paint and powder coat industry.  CTA 15002 enables our customer to fill gaps and seal seams in metal panels prior to being put through an oven bake cycle.  This enables metal fabricators to spot weld stainless steel panels and then fill the gaps. Therefore, reducing welding time and speeding up production and process time.  When cured in the oven it becomes very strong and over paintable.

If you are enquiring about our pre powder coat range of products and you are outside the UK, you may be interested to know we have a couple distributors MJB Welding Supply, based in Chico, California USA and Silver Back Equipment based in South Africa.

Central Tapes & Adhesives have a comprehensive range of adhesives, automotive sealants and seam sealers readily available to the automotive and construction industry when needing to bond Stainless steel and aluminium.

CTA 15002 Heat cured adhesive is a one part product.  Curing and the development of adhesion are not achieved until the material is heated above 130°C.  This newly developed formulation cures more quickly at temperatures as low as 90°C, at these temperatures, the adhesives will generally cure in about an hour.  Higher temperatures will result in a faster cure.  Limitations on cure speed are generally dependent on the temperatures that the unit and components are able to withstand.  Heat curing can be done in a batch or conveyor oven.  Heat cured adhesives will cure in either thin or thick section and can cure when confined.  View our latest case study.

Pre powder coat seam sealer is a single part adhesive packaged in a familiar 310ml cartridge and is also available in bulk sizes.  It has been specifically formulated with a unique blend of adhesives similar to epoxy resins.

Size: – 310ml and bulkpre-powder-coat-seam-sealer-15002

Curing time: – 30 minutes at 130°C

Colour: – Black

Viscosity: – Paste

Hardness: – +80

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Application

Pre powder coat seam sealer is often used by paint and powder coat companies when preparing aluminium panels for the Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing industry.  Car and Bus panels can be bonded together with our adhesive quicker than traditional methods.  Also stainless steel stiffeners can confidently be bonded to panels prior to paint cycles within the Cladding and Commercial Facade industry.  When industrial manufacturing companies need to fill a gap or seal a joint between to metal parts, then this high viscosity (paste like) adhesive is ideal.

View our latest case study on our 15002 pre powder coat seam sealer

Check out our High temperature film tape 3150 with a thermostable adhesive system +180°C

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Fast setting epoxy clear adhesive 2605

Fast setting epoxy clear adhesive 2605 is a toughened epoxy resin and part of our structural bonding range.  Capable of bonding metals, engineered plastics and composites together.  Combined with high temperature resistance, tensile and shear performance.  This type of toughened epoxy is a great alternative to the common branded epoxy resins, adhesives or glues.

CTA 2605 has a 5 minute working life with a 12 minute fixture time and available in standard 50ml, 400ml and also bulk sizes along with accessories.  2605 is also available in a uniquely packaged 25ml syringe, seen in the picture below.

The benefits to using a 25ml syringe are easy application as no applicator gun is required.  Simply detach the end cap and use hand to hold and dispense the correct amount of adhesive.  This can be mixed manually or if required, attach a mixing nozzle to syringe for a more accurate application.

Clear epoxy adhesive 2605 25ml syringe

Fast setting epoxy clear adhesive 2605 applications

2605 is often specified when bonding a variety of surfaces i.e. metals, plastics and glass in a wide variety of industries from engineering assembly such as attaching golf club head, shafts and weights or even jewellery making.

View our other two part epoxy adhesives such as 2620, 2650 & 2605 other sizes or for more information contact us, speak with our technical team.

NOTE:  To use this adhesive you will need a nozzle and an application gun.