What are the most common mistakes when using adhesives?

  1. Poor preparation of the glued surface
  2. Wrong choice of adhesive for the application
  3. Failure to observe the open time of the adhesive (i.e. the time you have to bond surfaces together once the adhesive is applied)
  4. Inappropriate conditions for the use of an adhesive (i.e. humidity and temperature are common environmental influences that can effect the bond)
  5. Applying loads before the adhesive has reached its final bond strength

It is important to follow the instructions on the packaging/Technical Data Sheet (TDS) of products very closely. For any technical advice when using Soudal adhesives, please contact us.