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Adhesives, Sealants & Tapes

Adhesive or glue is any substance that can be applied to one or two surfaces or two items to bind or seal them together and resists their separation. Adhesive consists of different chemical compositions such as acrylic adhesive, epoxy adhesive, silicone adhesives and rubber and contact adhesives.

What is Adhesive Used For?

Adhesives are used whenever two or more surfaces need to be affix...

Adhesives, Sealants & Tapes (Adhesive or glue is any substance that can be applied to one or two surfaces or two items to bind or seal them together and resists their separation. Adhesive consists of different chemical compositions such as acrylic adhesive, epoxy adhesive, silicone adhesives and rubber and contact adhesives.<h2>What is Adhesive Used For?</h2><p>Adhesives are used whenever two or more surfaces need to be affixed to one another and are used in the home, workplace for repair and manufacturing. Branded adhesives or glues like Loctite and Super Glue with fast drying and strong adhesion properties are often used to fix broken items in the home. Adhesives can be in a solution or solid form such as Hot Melt glue which is dispensed using a Hot Melt applicator gun.</p><p>Adhesive can also be used on surfaces as a protective coating against contaminants, corrosion and rust. Potting compounds are used to encapsulate electronic components for protection against environmental and mechanical damage.</p><h2>What are Sealants?</h2><p>Sealants are similar to adhesives but their main purpose is to provide a barrier or fill a void in order to protect against the flow of fluid, gas or air. Sealants can be in liquid, semi-solid or foam form and consist of a single chemical or two chemicals which have to be mixed together. When sealants are applied they undergo a process of hardening called curing.</p><h2>What is a Sealant Used For?</h2><p>Sealants are used to provide a barrier against the flow of liquid, gas or air on porous surfaces and in both small and large cavities. Some sealants are designed work with specific materials. Silicone sealants can be used with a wide range of different materials. Plumbers putties are used in plumbing to seal pipe points. Foam sealant is injected into larger spaces using an applicator or gun with a nozzle, the foam then expands to fill the entire cavity.</p><h2>What Are Adhesive Tapes?</h2><p>Adhesive tapes comprise of a carrier made from paper, plastic, cloth or foam backed with an adhesive film. Some tapes are double sided with adhesive on both sides. Tapes can be loaded on to tape dispensers for quick and accurate application.</p><h2>What is Adhesive Tape Used For?</h2><p>Adhesive tape is used to join parts together using a sticky chemical bond. Office tape, foam tape and duct tape is often used in the home and workplace. Decorators use masking tape to protect surfaces from paint. Plumbers use PTFE tape for sealing pipe threads and electricians use insulation tape to cover wires and cables.</p>)

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3M 361 Cloth Tape, 55m x 51mm, White
RS Stock No. 236-5219
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 361 50mmx55m

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3M 7000045537 Green Masking Tape 19.05mm x 55mm
RS Stock No. 234-7723
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 7000045537

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3M 80110 Clear Masking Tape 120mm x 5m
RS Stock No. 234-7708
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 7000033062

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3M Adhesive Foam Tape, 12mm x 33mm, 1mm Thick
RS Stock No. 240-5893
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 7000033116

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3M Black Reclosable Fastener, 24.4mm x 41.14 m
RS Stock No. 240-5895
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 7100108755

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3M Black, Yellow Vinyl 33m Hazard Tape, 0.14mm Thickness
RS Stock No. 236-5218
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M 5702 51mmx33m

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3M Conductive Metallic Tape, 50mm x 50m
RS Stock No. 236-5215
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M 431 50mmx50m

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3M Foam Tape, 12mm x 33m, 0.6mm Thick
RS Stock No. 236-5222
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M LES-110WF 12mmx33m

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3M Foam Tape, 19mm x 33m, 0.6mm Thick
RS Stock No. 236-5223
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M LES-110WF 19mmx33m

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3M Foam Tape, 25mm x 33m, 1mm Thick
RS Stock No. 236-5217
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M 4910F 25mmx33m

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3M Green Vinyl 66m Lane Marking Tape, 0.14mm Thickness
RS Stock No. 236-5216
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Manufacturers Part No. 3M 471 50mmx66m

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3M Masking Tape 36mm x
RS Stock No. 236-5209
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Manufacturers Part No. 3M 244 36mmx50m

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3M Packing Tape, 50m x 50mm
RS Stock No. 236-5221
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Manufacturers Part No. 3M 8956 50mmw50m

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3M Packing Tape, 66m x 50mm
RS Stock No. 236-5212
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Manufacturers Part No. 3M 309BC 50mmx66m

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3M Packing Tape, 66m x 50mm
RS Stock No. 241-1311
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M 371 50mm x 66m

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3M Packing Tape, 66m x 50mm
RS Stock No. 236-5210
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M 309 50mmx66m Brown

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3M Scotch-Weld DP 8810 Adhesive

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RS Stock No. 236-8165
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M DP84707NS

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3M Scotch-Weld Structural Plastic Adhesi
RS Stock No. 240-5896
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 7100241346

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3M Transparent Hook & Loop Tape, 25mm x 45.7m
RS Stock No. 236-5224
Brand 3M
Manufacturers Part No. 3M SJ3560 Pack

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DUCK TAPE 222181 Clear Packing Tape, 25m x 50mm
RS Stock No. 238-5562
Brand DUCK TAPE
Manufacturers Part No. 222181

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