GORILLA EPOXY combines high-impact resistance with a strong bond in a five-minute set formula, according to the company.
The product offers structural, gap-filling capabilities, it is water- and solvent-resistant, can withstand high temperature extremes, bonds to wood, aluminum, ceramic and much more, and is non-toxic once cured. Gorilla Epoxy comes in a reusable syringe that dispenses evenly and has a cap for multiple uses. Contact: Gorilla Glue. Tel: 800-966-3458. www.gorillatough.com
BENCHMARK SYSTEMS, from Hot Melt Technologies, are preconfigured adhesive dispensers that support one or two handguns. The Benchmark 200 series is an entry-level system for low-volume applications with general-purpose adhesives. The 500 series is for high-volume applications with high-performance adhesives. The 600 series is for the application of high-viscosity insulating-glass sealants, mastics and butyls. Contact: Hot Melt Technologies Inc. Tel: 248-853-2011. www.hotmelt-tech.com
MULTIBOND MX-100, from Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, uses the renewable-resource soy to create an environmentally friendly and one-part adhesive for use in manufacturing engineered hardwood flooring. The bio-modified cross-linking PVA adhesive contains no added formaldehyde and easily meets California's CARB Phase 2 limits on formaldehyde emissions, according to the company. Soy expands the open time of this adhesive, making it ideal for prepress operations. Multi-Bond MX-100 can go from the prepress to the hot press. No special mixing equipment is needed. Contact: Franklin Adhesives & Polymers. Tel: 800-877-4583. www.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue.