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Contact adhesives are a type of adhesive that can be used to bond rubber and foam materials together. These adhesives are applied to both surfaces that are to be bonded and then allowed to dry before they are pressed together. The two surfaces are then joined together permanently, creating a strong, long-lasting bond.
Are you looking for some of the best, or strongest, glue for foam rubber, or other wet contact adhesives for foam or rubber applications, then let’s explore this range of Rubber & Foam Contact Adhesives in more detail to find the best one you are looking for.
These adhesives are ideal for the following types of use cases and applications, or known as:
This Heavy-Duty Contact Spray Adhesive M1600 is a premium, fast, strong and high-tack contact spray adhesive aerosol which does not contain CFCs. This adhesive can be used on a wide variety of materials giving a rapid and strong bond formation and is also economical in use.
It can also be used to bond expanded polystyrene when forming a bond to a different substrate; in this instance the adhesive should be used as a one-way stick and only applied to the opposite substrate.
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High Performance Contact Adhesive C5100 based on polychloroprene rubber. This adhesive is appliable via a brush, and bonds to a wide variety of materials, and is an ideal contact adhesive for wood, and many other applications.
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Non-Flammable Sprayable Contact C5154 is a powerful, heat resistant general purpose contact glue, having high heat resistance up to 95°C. It will bond a wide range of materials including: Asbestolux, plywood, chipboard, rigid polyurethane, foam cushioning and hessian covered expanded polystyrene.
Non-Flammable Sprayable Contact C5154 has been developed to be applied with contact adhesive spray systems. The high performance, high temp adhesive liquid of the finished bond makes it suitable for use in a wide range of applications, particularly in the building, automotive and furniture industries.
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Rubber Contact Adhesive Kit C5004 is is a two-part, solvent-based adhesive formulated on polychloroprene rubber. It is used as a two-component, high-performance adhesive system for a wide range of industrial applications, to provide an excellent water-resistant bond.
This makes it particularly suitable for the fabrication of inflatable products such as boats, wet / dry suits, marine fenders and is also an ideal contact adhesive for use in bonding rubber linings in storage tanks.
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Sprayable Foam Contact Adhesive C8530 has been developed specifically for use in the upholstery and furniture industry. It is a low-pressure, non-flammable contact adhesive. Sprayable Foam Contact Adhesive C8530 is designed to be applied with contact adhesive spray systems.
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Contact adhesive is particularly good at bonding rubber as it has a similar base and similar materials create a better bond. The solvent blend within a contact adhesive attacks the top layer of the rubber, diffusing the polymer chain and fusing it with the polymer chain within the adhesive itself. So similar polymer chains create better bonds.
Different contact adhesives have different resin qualities and solvent blends which means that they can be more tailored to specific types of rubber.
We wouldn’t recommend a sealant for rubber. We only stock one sealant (P1010) which isn’t suited to rubber.
Rubber & Foam Adhesives can cost from £6.44 / can.
The first thing to note is that High Density Foam isn’t a single entity, there are a multitude of different types of foam and therefore no single answer to the question of how to bond it successfully.
However, to give you a guide, for an open cell type of foam (like a sponge) we would recommend using a spray adhesive that sits on the top of the foam rather than using a brushable product that will sink into the holes. For a hard bond line we stock Heavy Duty Contact Adhesive Spray – M1600 – 500ML which is a hand held easy to apply sprayable contact adhesive which is commonly used in upholstery. For a soft bond line again, we would suggest a sprayable product Sprayable Foam Contact Adhesive – C8530 – 5 Litre which can be sprayed by hand and is also suited to upholstery applications.
For a closed cell type of foam (like neoprene) it depends on the application as to what we would recommend. If it needs to be waterproof such as for wetsuits or outdoor applications then our Contact Rubber Adhesive Kit – C5004 -1 Litre is a two-part contact adhesive which creates a strong waterproof bond. For high temperature requirements ie. anything over 50°C then we would suggest our Non-Flammable Sprayable Contact – C5154 – 5 Litre which has the added benefits of being non-flammable and sprayable. For applications where the foam needs to remain flexible, we would suggest Sprayable Foam Contact Adhesive – C8530 – 5 Litre which can be applied as a single way stick but always works best applied to both surfaces.
For a rigid type of foam (like insulation panels) we would suggest Non-Flammable Sprayable Contact – C5154 – 5 Litre as a non-flammable product it makes it particularly suited to domestic and building applications, with a great coverage per litre it is perfect for large areas.
For a polypropylene foam it is an incredibly difficult surface to create a structural bond so the adhesive needs to be as tacky as possible so we would suggest sprayable Foam Contact Adhesive – C8530 – 5 Litre; however, it is imperative to test this as it is a notoriously difficult material to bond.
When considering which adhesive to use for foam it is just as important to consider how you want to apply the adhesive, Ie. can it be sprayed or rollered and does the whole surface area need to be covered in order to create the bond or will a criss-cross pattern suffice in which case there is also the possibility of using products such as PU Panel Adhesive – P1005 Black or MS Polymer Sealant Crystal Clear – P1010 – 290ml.
If you are unsure as to which adhesive to use, feel free to call us to discuss your particular application, we are always happy to help.
When selecting a contact adhesive for rubber and foam, there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, it’s important to choose an adhesive that is specifically designed for these materials. Some adhesives may work better with rubber than with foam, or vice versa. Additionally, it’s important to choose an adhesive that is compatible with the specific types of rubber and foam that you are working with. For example, some types of rubber may be more difficult to bond than others, and some types of foam may be more porous or absorbent.
Some popular types of contact adhesives for rubber and foam include neoprene-based adhesives, polychloroprene-based adhesives (also known as “CR” or “neoprene” adhesives), and solvent-based adhesives. Neoprene-based adhesives are often used for bonding natural and synthetic rubber, while polychloroprene-based adhesives are commonly used for bonding foam materials. Solvent-based adhesives are a good choice for bonding a wide variety of rubber and foam materials, but they require special care and handling due to their potentially hazardous chemical composition.
Another type of contact adhesive for rubber and foam is polychloroprene-based adhesive. Polychloroprene is also known as neoprene, but in this case, it refers to a specific type of neoprene polymer that is often used in adhesives. Polychloroprene-based adhesives are known for their excellent bonding strength and resistance to heat and chemicals. They are often used for bonding foam materials, such as upholstery foam, foam rubber, and insulation foam.
Solvent-based adhesives are another option for bonding rubber and foam materials. These adhesives are typically made from a mixture of solvents, polymers, and other ingredients, and they can be used to bond a wide range of materials, including rubber, foam, plastics, and metals. However, solvent-based adhesives can be hazardous to work with due to their volatile organic compound (VOC) content, so it’s important to use them in a well-ventilated area and follow all safety precautions.
When using contact adhesives for rubber and foam, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. This may include applying the adhesive in a well-ventilated area and allowing it to dry completely before bonding the two surfaces together. It’s also a good idea to test the adhesive on a small, inconspicuous area of the materials before applying it to the entire surface.
Contact adhesives are a versatile type of adhesive that can be used to bond a wide range of materials, including rubber and foam. These materials are commonly used in many different applications, from automotive and construction to crafting and DIY projects. Whether you’re repairing a rubber gasket, making a foam cushion, or creating a rubber and foam costume piece, a contact adhesive can provide a strong, durable bond that will hold up over time.
Contact adhesives work by creating a strong, permanent bond between two surfaces through a process called “mechanical interlocking.” When a contact adhesive is applied to a surface, it quickly dries to form a tough, rubbery layer. This layer is then pressed into contact with the other surface, which also has a layer of adhesive on it.
As the two adhesive layers come into contact, they begin to react chemically, causing them to soften and become tacky. The two surfaces are then pressed together firmly, creating a strong, permanent bond. The bond is created by the interlocking of the two adhesive layers, as well as by the chemical reactions that occur between the adhesive and the surfaces it is bonding.
It’s important to note that contact adhesives are designed to be applied to both surfaces that are to be bonded, rather than just one. This is because the adhesive needs to react with both surfaces in order to create a strong bond. If the adhesive is only applied to one surface, it may not bond effectively, and the bond may fail over time.
Contact adhesives are a good choice for bonding rubber and foam materials for several reasons. One of the main reasons is that contact adhesives are designed to be flexible and durable, which makes them ideal for bonding materials that may be subject to stress, strain, and vibration over time.
Another advantage of contact adhesives is that they can be used on both porous and non-porous surfaces, which means they can be used to bond a wide range of rubber and foam materials. Additionally, contact adhesives are typically resistant to water and some chemicals, which can help ensure a strong, long-lasting bond in a variety of environments.
Yes, contact adhesives can be used for bonding different types of rubber, including both natural and synthetic rubber. However, it is important to select the appropriate type of contact adhesive for the specific type of rubber being bonded. Some contact adhesives may be better suited for certain types of rubber than others.
Natural rubber, for example, can be bonded well with neoprene-based contact adhesives, while synthetic rubbers like EPDM and SBR may require a different type of contact adhesive. It is also important to note that some rubber materials may contain oils or other additives that can affect the bonding process, so it is always a good idea to test the adhesive on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to a larger surface.
The drying time for contact adhesives used on rubber or foam can vary depending on a variety of factors such as temperature, humidity, and the type of adhesive being used.
In general, contact adhesives require a period of time to dry and become tacky before the materials can be bonded. This is typically referred to as the “open time” of the adhesive. Once the open time has passed, the materials can be joined together and the bond will start to develop.
The open time for contact adhesives can range from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the specific adhesive being used. Some adhesives may require a longer open time to allow for proper bonding, while others may have a shorter open time and require a quicker bonding process.
Once the materials are joined together, the bond will typically reach full strength within 24 to 48 hours, although it may take longer for the bond to fully cure and reach maximum strength. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the recommended drying and curing times to ensure a strong and long-lasting bond.
Yes, contact adhesives can be used to bond rubber or foam to a variety of other materials, including metal and plastic. However, the success of the bond will depend on a number of factors, including the specific materials being bonded, the surface preparation, and the type of adhesive being used.
When bonding rubber or foam to metal or plastic, it is important to ensure that the surfaces are clean, dry, and free of any dust, dirt, or other contaminants. This can typically be achieved through a combination of wiping the surfaces with a clean, dry cloth, and using a solvent to remove any oils or other residues.
Once the surfaces are clean and dry, the contact adhesive can be applied to both surfaces and allowed to dry until it becomes tacky. The materials can then be joined together, and pressure can be applied to ensure a strong bond.
It is important to note that some plastics may be more difficult to bond than others, and some may require a special type of contact adhesive or a different bonding process altogether. Additionally, some metals may require a primer or other surface treatment to ensure a strong bond.
In general, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and conduct a small test bond to ensure that the materials will bond properly and form a strong and durable bond.
If you are not sure if these adhesives are correct for your requirements, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can point you in the right direction.