If you’re looking for maximum bond strength then look no further than Max-Bond Adhesive from 3C Sealants.
Let’s face it, we’ve heard it all before!… ‘This adhesive sticks like ****!’ and,,, ‘This adhesive product can resist a rugby team’s tug ‘o’ war!’ but of course, the marketing hype rarely lives up to the promises and even if the product does have good grip & grab properties and/or bonds well to start with, it doesn’t tend to last as the final strength is often inadequate!
We were looking to get THAT product, that holy grail – a bonding adhesive that offers a decent initial grab but more importantly gives a super strong, cured bond with a high shore hardness, a product that’s as strong as it’s name suggests but most importantly, stays the course,,, enter 3C Max-Bond Adhesive.
What is 3C Max-Bond Adhesive?
With our 3C Sealants range, we’ve always concentrated on providing a straight-forward selection of useful and affordable sealants, adhesives, wood repair products and more without bamboozling the consumer with too much information, thus we tend to name the products exactly what they are, so it’s clear what you’re buying and what it does!
Therefore 3C Max-Bond Adhesive is a glue that offers a maximum strength bond.
To be precise, Max-Bond is a black-coloured, premium grade, fast curing, high strength adhesive based on MS-Polymer for internal and external use. It comes packaged in a double-walled, 290ml plastic cartridge, applicable by any standard mastic sealant (or caulking) gun via a standard nozzle end.
What makes 3C Max-Bond Adhesive different from the competition?
As previously mentioned, many of the cartridge-based adhesives on the market concentrate on being specifically a grip or grab adhesive which, as their genre name suggests, have been engineered to perform best for their initial tacky grab (for such applications as fixtures and fittings or skirting boards etc. where simplicity and speed are paramount) although Max-Bond does have very sufficient grip/grab properties for most tasks, it’s over-engineered for being solely a grab adhesive. Another sub-genre in the adhesives
Why use a hybrid polymer such as 3C Max-Bond Adhesive?
Advancements in sealant & adhesive technology have made a strong case for using hybrid polymers in place of the old stalwart silicone products for several reasons, two major factors being that you can paint or stain over the cured material as a sealant and it has a far superior bond strength as an adhesive. Although the choice is subjective from user to user, you’ll find that a hybrid polymer product such as 3C Max-Bond has far superior final bond strength when compared to silicone (see the dedicated blog post titled SILICONE v HYBRID POLYMER here.)
Who is 3C Max-Bond Adhesive for?
Most tradespersons, whatever they specialise in, will use an adhesive at some point in their working week, whether it be for remedial repair works or in preparation for the next phase of a task and/or to stick components together or bond an object(s) to a substrate (surface) of some kind, a power adhesive is a valuable tool!
Over the years, the standard method fixing and bonding has changed somewhat with designers and architects opting for clean lines and minimalistic features. This has created a necessity for hidden, floating brackets and concealed fixtures etc. and also seen the evolution of adhesive products become more mainstream, especially cartridge-based products that are easily extruded from a standard mastic sealant caulking gun.
As well as being a very useful tool in a tradesperson’s box, Max-Bond also gives the casual home user or DIY expert a high quality, affordable option that will ease the often difficult task of adhesion whilst being ultimately reliable with it’s ultra high final bond strength.
Examples of what 3C Max-Bond Adhesive can be used for?
- Belt & braces for fittings, fixtures and extrusions (think about gunning a line of Max-Bond along the edge of a shelf which is then supported with a bracket etc.)
- Making an invisible fix between sandwich-type panels or boards (much like laminating)
- Bonding brick or concrete in place (such as brick slips, pier caps or coping stones)
- Sticking mirrors on walls (click here to see a dedicated blog regarding the subject) (watch a demo video on YouTube)
What colours is 3C Max-Bond Adhesive available in?
Even though it’s solely intended as an adhesive and therefore not a viewable seal, occasionally, in certain applications some of the cured product maybe be viewable, in these circumstances, it’s important to remember that the product only comes in Black, but as it’s a modified polymer-based product, 3C Max-Bond cures to a non-offensive Matt finish which looks fine to the eye anyway (you can see an example of this in the video below).
What benefits does 3C Max-Bond Adhesive give you?
- Apply with standard mastic sealant gun
- Permanent elasticity
- U.V. and weather-resistant
- Offers strong resistance to finger picking – Shore A Hardness: 60
- Movement accomodation: 20%
- Overpaintable with most paints
- Interior and exterior use
- High inital grab (high-tack)
- Maximum final adhesion
- Excellent tensile strength
- Very long-lasting bond
- Bond to damp surfaces (test recommended) – Fast curing: approx 20 minutes
- Perfect for bonding together and/or to natural stone
How do you apply 3C Max-Bond Adhesive?
As with all cartridge based products, a mastic sealant gun (sometimes known as a caulking gun) are used as a means of controlled extrusion (usually anything from a 5-30mm bead for sealing and a thicker, 20-50mm ‘snake’ for bonding applications. As hybrid polymers are usually slightly thicker than traditional silicone-based sealant materials, a decent quality is normally used for products such as 3C Multi-Use Sealant & Adhesive. There’s a detailed blog post of the best mastic sealant guns here. To get an insight into some of the uses of 3C Multi-Use Sealant & Adhesive, please watch the brief video introduction below.
Where can I buy 3C Max-Bond Adhesive?
3C Max-Bond Adhesive is available to buy by the single cartridge or by the box quantity, with cost-saving price breaks on the Sealants Online website here, over the phone via our technical sales team or over the counter at our showroom in Chingford, North-East London.
Small stocks have already been positioned at some independant merchants around the UK, with a view to extending the reach to national distributors in the future.
If you’re interested in stocking 3C Max-Bond Adhesive in bulk, anything over 5 x boxes (125no.) then please contact us for trade prices,