BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY THAT REPRESENTS A MAJOR ADVANTAGE
FIRST, THE ADHESIVE CAN BE EASILY APPLIED AND WILL BOND AND CURE UNDERWATER.
This major advance is nearly unimaginable. The reason that it works is that the glue has an inter-molecular interaction force which sweeps the water molecules away much like similar pole magnets. The attraction between the glue and the bonded surface is stronger than the force between the water and the bonded surface so the glue sticks. This force dramatically increases as the glue cures and accounts for the amazing improvement in strength as the 24 hour curing time is reached.
SECOND, A VERY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY IS IT’S FLEXIBILITY.
Epoxies have long been known to be extremely brittle. If you stretch other epoxies (also called elongation) they will fail at 1-4% increases from their original size. This means that as bonded joints shrink and expand (especially with dissimilar materials such as metal to glass) that the bonds may fail. This is one reason why epoxies have not been used for plumbing solutions (pipes shrink and expand too much due to temperature change). Wet-Bond w/ TekFlextm HAS AN ELONGATION OF 100 %!! This means that it can stretch 100 % without separating. It also causes the bond joint to act as a damper for vibration, further insuring bond integrity. This glue is so flexible that it can be used for repairs on vinyl, pvc, hypalon or polyurethane inflatable boats!
THIRD, THE PRODUCT ACTUALLY BONDS STRONGLY TO PVC.
Bonding to PVC is a unique property and there are so many PVC items to be repaired. We took a PVC pipe union collar from a pool filter, sawed it in half, then repaired it and could not break it!! The answer is bond strength. Use Wet-Bond w/ TekFlextm for most materials except surfaces which contain teflon, silicone.
GENERAL COMPARISONS TO OTHER TYPES OF EPOXY PRODUCTS:
Epoxy puttys or pastes: These are often used for mechanical, not adhesive joints. These perform well if they can surround an object, and fasten to it by mechanical shape. Our glue can bond surface-to-surface without surrounding the object. These products are very brittle after curing, so may not be used for applications requiring flexibility.
PVC cement melts pipe and fittings together. It is not a glue and has some disadvantages. It may not bond well in wet conditions, it is not recommended for gap filling, and can not bond other materials to PVC. Due to VOC content, users are exposed to highly flammable and unhealthy solvent vapors. Wet-Bond w/ TekFlextm has no VOC’s.