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 bonds well to start with, it doesn’t tend to last as the final strength is inadequate!
We were looking to get THAT product, that holy grail – a bonding adhesive that offers a good initial grab but m ore importantly gives a super strong, cured bond with a high shore hardness, a product that does what it’s name suggests and 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 selection of useful and affordable sealants & adhesives without bamboozling the consumer with too much information
What makes 3C Max-Bond Adhesive different from the competition?
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?
Although as a business, we deal in specific categorisation of both sealants and adhesives, as well as certain niche application products, the main purpose of producing a Multi-Use product was to cater for the professional and home DIY users who require a ‘goto’ product that would be an all-in-one solution to various problems without having to navigate the sub-category product lists.
What can 3C Max-Bond Adhesive be used for?
As well as having a more than adequate adhesion to seal and/or bond the usual internal substrates such as wood, ceramic, stone, plastic and most metals, it also exhibits superb UV proof and waterproof characteristics for external sealing and bonding applications that are exposed to extreme weather conditions such as glazing frames, timber structures and mechanical fittings etc.
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
- Bond to damp surfaces (test recommended) – Fast curing: approx 20 minutes
- Perfect for bond 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 and would like bulk, trade prices, please contact us.