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Adhesives difference between sealant and adhesive

Er. Parbhakar Dwivedi
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Adhesive is a substance capable of holding two or more surfaces together in a strong, often permanent bond. Natural adhesives have been known centuries. Before the widespread use of synthetic resins, the term adhesive and glue were considered synonymous because the earliest commercial adhesives were glues and were generally of animal or marine origin. The term glue generaly implies a substance of a sticky or tacky character, although many of the modern adhesives are not sticky or tacky. Adhesive, however, is a more inclusive term, encompassing many types of synthetic resins cellulosic resins, natural resins, and glues of animal origin.

Adhesives are now being increasingly employed for structural bonding in civil engineering industry for the manufacture of plywood, retrofitting and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges. Solvent cement (a PVC polymer) jointing is a widely used process for joining plastic pipes in sanitary, water supply and rainwater conveyance systems.

Adhesives may be broadly classified into non-structural and 'structural’. In the first category are household type glues of vegetable or animal base. Typical materials are casein, rosin, shellac and asphalt (natural resins). They are characterized by poor moisture resistance, but generally have good resistance to heat and chemicals within their range of usage.

Chemical Fasteners and adhesives

Until structural adhesives became widely available, all products were assembled mechanically. Screws, boits, nuts, rivets, welding, and press fits were the principal components and methods used. Adhesives have gained in importance, particularly in conjunction with increased use of plastics in industrial, consumer and construction products. Adhesives often yield better results because they are applied over a wider area, which reduces stress levels and spreads contact loads. Adhesives also look better than mechanical fasteners. The exterior surface of an adhesive bonded assembly is smooth, uninterrupted, and cosmetically attractive. Adhesives usually can perform more than one function. For example, elastomeric adhesives (silicones) can compensate for differentials in thermal expansion/contraction between surfaces. They can seal, insulate as well as adhere.

Difference between sealant and adhesive

From a practical standpoint, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between adhesives and sealants. Sealants are adhesives that usually have a considerably lower strength than most structural adhesives. Sealants usually have a greater elongation and are applied in thick glue lines.

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