Back in the shop, thanks to all that ordered while I was fishing, sorry about the delay in your orders.
March 16, 2023
Glues a sticky subject
I use a variety of glues in making my landing nets, and I would like to pass on my thoughts and understanding of this subject to you.
First I would like to talk about glues in general. I like to separate glues by their primary property.
A. Reactive or catalyzed glues. This group includes the epoxy resins and resorcinol glues (These glues typically are a two part glue with a resin and harder.) The glue may react with the natural lipophilic resins, phenols (nature alcohols) or saccharides (complex sugars) in the material glued to form their bond. In some cases such as the epoxies, they may rely mainly mechanical adhesion with the microscopic surface imperfections.
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