Why is StructureBond adhesive so strong?

Because of its special foam formulation, the adhesive completely bonds to the substrate and becomes one with it.

What is the difference between a standard tube adhesive and StructureBond foam adhesive?

Other than its superior bonding strength, a foam adhesive such as StructureBond is much easier to apply with much more precision. Also, the Gun II dispenser, specifically designed for use with StructureBond allows the user to adjustable bead size.

Is it necessary to brace the pieces and substrates?

Bracing is not necessary in any horizontal application. For vertical applications, bracing could be required.

What condition must substrates be in for bonding?

Substrates must be structurally sound, clean and dry (not powdery, chalky or flaky), and  without excessive movement.

How can the adhesive be removed?

Before its starts to cure (approximately 10 minutes), the adhesive can be removedwith Techniseal’s  StructureBond Cleaner or with acetone.  Once fully cured, the adhesive can only be removed mechanically.

How long can I move the substrates before the adhesive starts to set?

Approximately 8 minutes. This is known as the “open time”. It can be a little bit less when the air moisture content is high.

What does “24-hour curing time” mean?

It means that the adhesive has reached its maximum bonding strength. After 24 hours, most substrate will break before the joint. 

Does StructureBond emit a particular odor?

StructureBond emits very little odor. However, it is recommended to use it in a well-ventilated space.

Should I wear a mask when using StructureBond?

No. It is not necessary to use a mask as it emits very little odor.

What is the recommended application temperature?

StructureBond should be used between 0 and 120 ºF.

Is StructureBond flammable or toxic after it has dried?

No. Once the product has cured, the solvents have dissipated. It is the solvents that are flammable/toxic

Can the adhesive freeze?

The product can freeze; however, once returned to room temperature it is usable.

Does the product resist water?

StructureBond will resist water penetration. However, it should not be used below the waterline or immersed in water for long periods of time (e.g., pools, aquariums).

What is the shelf life of the product?

The shelf life is approximately 12 to 15 months.

How do I dispose of the canister once it is empty?

If the canister is empty, put it in the garbage. Check with your hauler to see if they accept such canisters for recycling. If the canister still contain product, bring it to your city or county household hazardous waste collection site.

For further inquiries, please visit the StructureBond product page or contact our technical support team today !