Adhesives And Sealants
Adhesives and Sealants
Warning: CONTROLLED VENTILATION, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, AND ANTI-FIRE/EXPLOSION PRACTICES, are absolutely essential when working with adhesives and sealants. Although many of the adhesives in current use are supplied in film form, some are liquids or pastes, from which, TOXIC/FLAMMABLE VAPOURS ARE EMITTED, prior to curing. Many of the necessary surface preparation solvents also give off toxic/flammable vapours.
Adhesive bonding has been used on an ever-increasing scale, particularly in the aerospace industry. Adhesives are used for constructional tasks varying from aircraft fuselages, flight control surfaces to propellers and helicopter rotor blades.