June 2018

Selecting the best metal-to-metal adhesive for your project can be a challenge. In short, there is no number one, go-to adhesive suitable for every metal bonding job. Instead, you need to concentrate on choosing the right adhesive for your metal, based on its many different properties. However, one property carries more weight than the others.

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How Surfaces Affect Metal-to-Metal Bonding

Using a metal bonding adhesive in an indoor static environment is one thing, but once you head outside and start thinking about real-world applications, you need to consider surfaces. Most metals have a moderately high surface energy, so when adhesives wet the metal’s surface, a superior bond strength is created. However, this changes when a coating has been applied, and most metals we work with will have some kind of painted or powder-coated surface.

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Painted Surfaces

On a painted surface, any adhesive applied is interacting with

The way we use our gardens is changing, with cooking pots and rattan sofas replacing disposable barbecues and plastic chairs. With the market for garden products booming from £4.9 billion in 2017, what are the hottest trends for your garden accessories this summer?

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A Multipurpose Space

We no longer sit in the garden and catch a few rays. Today’s garden is a multipurpose space where we cook, entertain, grow our own food and generally de-stress.

That is reflected in the accessories that are cropping up in our gardens and conservatories, skilfully blending the inside and the outside.

Focus on Cooking

From traditional South African cooking pots to the latest futuristic solar grills that cook food in a fraction of the time of more conventional methods, eating outdoors has become a major preoccupation. The great British BBQ is embracing cooking methods from all over the word, so grab your …